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Poll: Compression Bin Interest Poll (39 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you use Compression Bin?

  1. Yes (28 votes [71.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 71.79%

  2. No (11 votes [28.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.21%

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#1
jcarle

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I'd just like to get a feel as to how many people use Compression Bin.

Thanks.


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XPero

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I used it a lot and was very useful while developing XPize. I missed some features and I waited for them to come, but they never did. Then I developed eXPander, and it is what I use now. Anyway, it would be a pleasant
piece of news to see a revamped and updated Compression Bin. :)

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jcarle

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Well, now that life's gotten settled, I'm here a lot more and I've been able to get back to my programming. Hence how WUD was created. But now that WUD's stable I was looking at revisiting my older apps and revamping them.

What were you missing XPero?

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XPero

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I was missing:

- Expand features.
- Option for deletion of original files after task completion.
- Auto close when done.
- Always on top option.
- Smaller and nicer GUI.
- A better way to handle settings without touching the registry (this will be in final version of eXPander 1.5)
- Option to send the app to tray.
- Checking on load of required tools to operate.

What are you thoughts about it?

#5
jcarle

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All good features... Visual Studio Orca should be out very soon and i think it will be a good time to have some small fun with the GUI for compression bin.

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I'm new to Compression Bin and I like it, thank you :yes: .

May I suggest that can you also distribute CompBin in just an .exe file. I mean, of course I can just get the file after installation (or use Uniextract to get the file) but I would prefer to use it as a single executable. This would also make a my set up a little bit cleaner.

Thanks in advance.

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Kiki Burgh

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hi! i am about to try this ... would there be a cabbed ver that can be used for slipstreaming this? thanks!

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A command line switch option would be good to do multiple files automatically

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benners

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A command line switch option would be good to do multiple files automatically

You can already do that, just pass the filenames seperated by a space to cbin.exe

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Another vote for "yes" from me. I cannot live without this utility in the work I do and I look forward to seeing a future update with some of the suggested features above when have some time to pick up development again.

My wish list is as follows:
  • Please offer standalone exe version for download as well (echoing suggestion above)
  • Please find some way to stop the program window cascading further to the bottom right of screen each time it is run (remember window location) because this is very annoying
  • Please enable option to auto-close program/window after compression job is complete (is it already supposed to do this, cos I see a config setting there which looks like that's what it can do but it doesn't work for me)
Otherwise (for me) it is purrfect and thanks so much for sharing your good work with us Jean-Sebastien :thumbup

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mau-yong

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Can't download compression bin, 404.

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Known issue, his site is down and should be back up in a coupla days.

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jcarle

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Sorry about that folks. I'll update the links tommorow. I migrated to a new server, some of the URLs didn't follow.

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scubzi

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Thanks for your great tools jcarle, but the URLs seems still to be wrong, I get 404...

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jcarle

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Links have been updated. Sorry about the downtime.

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k1LrOy

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thx a lot 4 this gr8 tool...

i was wondering if we gonna see any updates?
like the ones requested above (auto close, expand, stand alone exe etc?)
i'd like those features as well.

GL & thx once again :)

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Yeah I wanted to add that I would like to see it get a facelift and also be able to decab files...

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Ghettochild

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I love this tool, i use it all the time. Does this work on vista. I would like to see a similar feature like Cabtool 1.8 for vista. Is there a tool to cab for vista, i know you can do it by command, but i like the lazy way of doing it.


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Features like Cabtool
Completed successfully dialog would be good
What everyone else said

#19
XPero

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Completed successfully dialog would be good

I think this kind of little tools shouldnt have a "completed sucessfully" dialog. I think the user should only know if something went wrong, not the other way round. You expect the tool to work flawlessly IMO.

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C01eMaN

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ive been using compression bin for so long i cant remember the days i used to manually compress the files ;)

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Buttercup

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Thanks for this wonderful Tool it makes the work that much easier!!! :D

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robmil

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Great tool!
Works great on reshacked files-although, on a hex edited logonui.exe it did not work (setup stalled-not a valid image).
Any reason why this would occur? To fix this would it require hex editing SFC files?
Many thanks.

Edit-My error-logonui was corrupted even though it was still functioning!
Many thanks, great app.

Edited by robmil, 22 April 2009 - 08:08 PM.





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