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dropped unzip? #71

rranslam opened this Issue Oct 23, 2012 · 9 comments


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Just updated from 0.5 to 0.7. Didn't really check for missing/dropped features. but unzip is not there. rationale? Was this to not conflict with the zip bits from Infor-Zip - since almost everyone has Winzip installed? well except for the PC i'm running this on


bmatzelle commented Oct 24, 2012

I updated nearly all of the binaries and forgot it evidently. It'll get restored in the next release.

Any idea when will the next release happen? I'm using GnuWin32 for now beside GoW 0.7 to run unzip.

napcs commented Nov 16, 2013

Bump. Is there a release coming soon? Is there anything I can do to help get a release out?

Double bump and pretty please?


bmatzelle commented Nov 17, 2013

@napcs No. I just don't have the time. My first kid arrived and has sucked up all of my free time. If you're interested in putting together a release I'd be happy to have the help. It isn't that difficult.

napcs commented Nov 17, 2013

@bmatzelle I totally understand the kid thing. They take up a lot of time but are totally worth it. Shoot me an email with details on how I can help you out. I don't see any scripts here in this repo, so I suspect there are some things missing.

shabiel commented Jan 1, 2014

@bmatzelle You have a kid. But for posterity, a bump from me too.

Perhaps you can write a quick howto on how to find the sources and how to get compiled a gnu source for those of we who are not used to build things on windows.

I would be glad to build unzip.exe and send you a pull request.

I would love to have this added as well @bmatzelle, currently I am just grabbing the unzip.exe from here: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/unzip.htm

Would love to see this added. As for how to install I just drop the unzip.exe into the /Gow/bin/unzip.exe and it works great for me.

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