RAR is a general purpose archiving and compression program competing with/replacing programs such as PKZip, ARJ and others. RAR offers significantly improved compression ratios, easier use and a better price as well as supporting long file names, disk spanning and self-extracting file creation. RAR introduces an original compression algorithm. It allows higher compression ratios than other PC archiving tools, especially on executable files, Object libraries, large text files, etc.
It should somehow be noted, that this is now a commercial program. On http://www.linux-france.org/prj/imapsync/dist/ you can read, that you now have to pay to get access to the program.
Don't QUITE like it
Hmm, I'm mixed about the new design of freshmeat. For one, it looks nicer, I think. But that's the only positive aspect I can find though :_((
The *REAL* problem I have with the new design is, that the font is *WAY* too small! That's really bad, considering that this is a almost Linux only page! On Microsoft related sites I somehow expect it, and although I don't like it, it's understandable - but here?? No, this is a *HUGE* mistake!
And also the blue bar on the left is too big - it should be a lot smaller/more narrow. There's no need that there is that much space to the left and right of the tiny text that's on there!
I fear, I would be happy if the new design could be abandoned :-(
So, please return the old design! It was a lot more usable!