PeaZip Portable 2.0 Released

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Submitted by ZachHudock on March 24, 2008 - 1:28pm

PeaZip logoPeaZip Portable 2.0 has been released. PeaZip Portable is the easy to use PeaZip file archiver packaged as a portable app, so you can take your file archiver with you and work with your compressed 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, RAR files and more on the go. This release updates the included PeaZip to the latest release. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

Read on for more details...


PeaZip Portable ScreenshotPeaZip is a file archiver (compression) utility for Windows with a great array of features including:

  • Edit, save and restore archive layouts
  • Supported formats:
    • Pack / unpack: 7Z, ARC, BZ2, GZ, PAQ/LPAQ, PEA, QUAD, TAR, UPX, and ZIP
    • Unpack only: ACE, ARJ, CAB, DEB, ISO, LHA, RAR, RPM and more archive types...
  • Apply multiple filters to archive contents
  • Archive splitting and joining
  • Encryption and secure deletion
  • File comparison and checksum / hash (CRC, MD5, SHA...)

Learn more about PeaZip...

New In This Release

PeaZip was updated to 2.0 (releases notes at bottom of linked page). Installer / Format

PeaZip Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


PeaZip Portable is available for immediate download from the PeaZip Portable homepage. Get it today!

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*listens to awkward silence*...

Yay! Go PeaZip and PeaZip Portable!

ZachHudock's picture

Thanks for the comment Patrick lol. PeaZip is pretty sweet, not gonna lie.

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Release notes
Release 2.0 completes the evolution PeaZip user interface sustained in 1.* series, introducing many fixes and improvements, and set the new starting point for UI of 2.* series.
UI development was expecially focused in enhancing usability of the application under many different aspect: improved context menus, more keyoboard shortcuts, smarter default behaviours etc...
Lpaq family support was extended to lpaq8; it was also added support for using arbitrary utilities for archiving and extraction ("custom" format) and it was created an additional tab allowing to import the job defined in the GUI as a command line, in order to freely modify, fine-tune, save or launch it, without modifying the GUI frontend's job definition.

Change log

* 2008 03 21
o PeaZip 2.0
+ Added support for lpaq8 (read/write), u3p (read only)
+ Added support for custom formats, allowing to archive / extract using arbitrary backend utilities
+ General:
# Added "Search and drag here" option (open system search panel, user can drag found items to archive or layout)
# Gwrap evolved in PeaLauncher
* new PeaLauncher mode showing both GUI and console
# New "Console" tab, allowing to fine tune, save and launch archiving / extraction jobs without modifying the job defined in GUI frontend
# New keyboard shortcuts (see documentation)
+ Archive creation:
# By default remember last used compression format
# Enabled doubleclick to open file/dirs (in system's file browser) from archive layout
# Explicitely listed "Self-extracting" as format
# Option to append timestamp to archive name
# Pea format no longer needs counter extension if archive is not spanned
+ Archive extraction
# "extract selected to" using middle mouse button
# Extract / extract to / test toolbar buttons: new popup menu to apply the action to displayed or selected objects
# Improved prebrowse, now checking number of objects rather than size of the archive, to speed up opening populated archives
# Remember rename/overwrite policy for each format
+ File tools
# Customizable erase file passes (2..16)
+ Fixes:
# Resolved possible crash condition on some Windows systems while calling opendialogs (Lazarus Bugtracker ID 0010409, patch proposed by Chris Rorden);
# Resolved bug of application randomly not showing up if ProcessMessages was called when application's windows was not yet visible;
# Code cleanup, IFDEF redesigned to allow easier porting, transparency made available for Win64
# various fixes and improvements

ZachHudock's picture

I actually didn't create this page, the owner of this website did. I do have edit privileges of the page, but I'm not sure how the changelog should be displayed.

Should I just post the text of the changelog, or should we provide a link to it somewhere?

The developer formerly known as ZGitRDun8705

John T. Haller's picture

We generally link to it in that () where it says there was none. I added them.

It looks like I missed the release notes because they weren't in one of the standard places. They were missing from the release notes section attached to the release on SourceForge. And the release notes page on the PeaZip website apparently only points to OLD release notes, which is kinda unique.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Hi, the changelog of latest release of PeaZip is on the bottom of index page,
From this version, in release's Changelog and Notes fields on SourceForge there will be only the link to this page, so in case of updates and corrections I'll not risk to forget and to leave orphaned versions of the changelog.

Instead, the "changelog" page contains the history of previous version's changelogs.

Developer of PeaZip project

Stevoisiak's picture

I want to try out Pea Zip, but I really like 7-Zip. Can somebody explain the differences between these 2 apps. You know, compatable file formats, fetures, ect.

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