Commercial Support references on the Xubuntu website

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at
Thu Aug 23 07:20:33 BST 2007

Giuseppe Torelli wrote:
> On 8/22/07, Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at> wrote:
>> but I know I (and users sitting at my laptop) were frustrated by xarchiver quirks in
>> which cases I resorted to the command line.
> I would like to know which are these "quirks"...

the initial one of not choosing a sane default archive type, and not checking whether
certain archive types are suited for the group of files selected for compression (IIRC,
it tried to make .bz2 archives without tarring up first if more files were selected)

and another it cannot do anything with open archives like launch a file from it, which is counterintuitive
if they are listed there as in a file manager. So what happened is user opened an archiver from the web
using xarchiver, it's content appeared in the view but individual files could not be accessed, they needed
to be extracted first somewhere and then used there.

this was in feisty.



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