Re: GZip{In,Out}putStream in GIO?

2009/8/3 Steve Frécinaux <nudrema gmail com>:
> Bastien Nocera wrote:
>> I could think of at least 5 types of compressions that would be useful
>> to have without having to use a command-line tool to decompress:
>> - gzip for anything and everything that can come from a web server (in
>> my case, iTunes Music Store playlist parsing, or more widely, GOffice
>> file formats)
>> - zip for documents and Comic Books (evince)
>> - 7zip/LZMA/Xz formats for Comic Books
>> - Rar for the same as above
> Aren't there two classes of file types there ? Compression vs Archiving
> I mean, zip, 7z, and rar are archiving format who store files in a
> compressed fashion (kind of like a tar of gzipped files) so rather than just
> having a "stream" you need to have some support for archives there, and not
> just the compression part like gzip or bzip2...

I wonder if we should split this in two approaches, having gvfs
modules for archives (compressed or not) and gio-loaders for
compression only formats (gzip and bzip2).

Un saludo,
Alberto Ruiz

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