Op de website van Parchive lezen we dat er een nieuwe versie beschikbaar is van het vernuftige programma QuickPar. Met dit stukje software is het mogelijk om met behulp van zogeheten 'Parity Volumes' te controleren of er gegevens corrupt zijn geraakt. Tevens wordt de mogelijkheid geboden om eventuele corrupte gegevens te herstellen. In versie 0.7.5 zien we de volgende veranderingen:
- If someone creates extra par2 files from a damaged set of source files and the damage was beyond the first 16k of the file, then the par2 set would have the same set-hash-id. QuickPar would mistakenly use the par2 files created from the damaged and undamaged source files when attempting to repair. Such repairs would of course fail. QuickPar now detects this and will report the extra par2 files as damaged.
- Localised versions of QuickPar are now available in Dutch, French, Swedish, and Norwegian. Thanks to Etraman, Stefan Pleiner, Thore Harald Høye, and Stéphane Simson for their work in translating the text. Anyone willing to assist in the creation of versions for other languages should let me know (email me at sourceforge - you'll find my address on the parchive home page).
- Same as for 0.7 plus...
- Whilst monitoring a download, make it easier to browse the list of files without the focus jumping to show changes every time new files are found.
- Add the ability to split large source files (into sizes that are multiples of the block size) so that a separate file splitter program is not needed when posting on UseNet. Also, generate the par2 files from the original file rather than from the split files so that when QuickPar is used to verify it will automatically merge the split files.
- Add the ability to post files on UseNet such that a poster can right click a selection of files and a dialogue would be displayed that prompts only for a subject line for the post and the newsgroups to which the files should be posted. QuickPar would split and post the files, and create par2 files and post them all in the background. All operations would use preconfigured settings that the user can change via Options dialogues.