-Multiple file selection
-Unpacker Console Mode
I know about this features - many users request the same...
But my main interests are data compression and algorithms development. Since this program was built completely on my enthusiasm other non-compression related stuff is not so important for myself. The PIMPLE is an experiment - it is an experimental file compressor with GUI. Furthermore, all requested features can be covered by TAR. (As the example using 7-Zip)
In addition, development of PIMPLE is halted, at least temporarily. Since the base algorithm have some disadvanatages for using in practice:
+ Slow speed
+ Decompression speed is about the same as compression
+ Memory requierements (not mandatory - user can reduce memory usage to 4 MB)
+ Unpredictible results - i.e. PIMPLE with Normal preset can compress better than with Extreme preset, as the example.
So, now I'm thinking about some new LZ-based compressor. Probably, new LZPXJ in practice is testament for PIMPLE (Look at Squeeze chart).
Advantages of LZ-coders:
+ Basically, these coders better compresses mixed-types (like game resources, executables, set of different files) of data than any PPM-based ones.
+ Super-fast decompression speed. This is the main advantage - decompression speed is much faster than compression.
pimple is quite usable being times faster than matt's paq, however what i'd like to see is a console only version of pimple, this would make testing so much easier.
thanks for the program, very good work
PIMPLE 1.43 beta have some kind of console mode. Run PIMPLE from console with special parameters. Examples:
To compress 'test.dat' to 'test.pim' using Fastest preset:
pimple.exe -process -fastest test.dat
To compress 'test.dat' to 'test.pim' using Extreme preset:
pimple.exe -process -extreme test.dat
To compress 'test.dat' to 'test.pim' using last applied settings:
pimple.exe -process test.dat
To decompress 'test.pim' to 'test.dat':
pimple.exe -process test.pim