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 Post subject: Re: FileOptimizer - broad format compression
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:10 am 
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 Post subject: Re: FileOptimizer - broad format compression
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:22 am 
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11.00 Beta 2 available:
- Setup: http://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.net/image ... upBeta.exe
- Portable: http://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.net/image ... eta.7z.exe
- Web: http://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.net/stati ... eOptimizer


- Expanded Options window to fit all missing INI directives.
- Added optional toolbar with menu icons (trlkly).
- Added Add folder option (bl3uge).
- Added detected filetype under extension column in file list, when its extension is not know.
- Accurated file listings. Only supported files will be added to the grid.
- Reworked About window to be more colorful.
- Added donator information displayed in Information box. You can enter your donator email in Options->Appearance->Donator.
- Improved a lot grid performance (listing, sorting, removing, clearing, adding, ...).
- Speededup duplicates check when adding items to the grid, which is now exponentially faster (20 times faster for 10,000 files).
- Added ImageMagick to the GIF toolchain.
- Added ClearWhenComplete=false INI setting to autoclear file list when optimization completes (Lanette Fidrych).
- Added TARGA (TGA ICB, VDA, and VST) toolchain, and TGA detection by contents.
- Added YUV, YCBCRA, YCBCR, X, UYVY, SUN, SGI, RFG, RGB, RGBA, PTIF, PCL, PCLS, MTV, MVG, MSL, MPR, MPC, MONO, J2C, J2K, INLINE, GRAY, FPX, FAX, EPDF, DPX, DDS, CMYK, CMYKA, CIN, BPG, ART to the ImageMagick toolchain.
- Reenabled Embarcadero's Luna, Metropolis and Windows 10 themes removed in FileOptimizer 9.10, because they work fine again with Windows 10 Anniversary and later. Made Windows theme default, because it is stabler and faster.
- Fixed themes hidding main user interface when executed via command-line.
- Fixed that double-clicking on fixed columns could open selected file.
- When multiple instances are allowed, FO will not warn anymore about Optimization still running, nor kill plugin processes.
- Rewritten update check to use POST.
- Better 7z SFX detection.
- Made INI processing safer.
- Expanded contextual menu with more new commands.
- Reduced a bit the quality loss allowed when lossy compression is enabled to improve ratio.
- Fixed version display in About window, and show internal compiler version.
- Fixed MPEG recompression when more than one audio stream existed (AlexNG).
- Tweaked the Information window.
- Added Aero's glass frame to all windows.
- Minor usability improvements.
- Added FLAC codec to the FLAC toolchain to recompress them (AlexNG).
- Only use flacout in FileOptimizer compression levels 9, because it is slow (AlexNG).
- Removed PDXLite because it contains bugs, and is not needed with ImageMagick.
- Reduced 7z EXE SFX in the portable distribution in 105 KB., becasuse extractor is now UPX'ed.
- Enabled ImageMagick for JPEG processing when lossy is permitted.
- Updated SQLite to 3.20.0 x86 and x64 Visual C++ 2017 custom builds.
- Updated pngquant to 2.10.1.
- Updated ImageMagick to 7.0.6.5 with HDRI support.
- Updated to NSIS 3.02.1.
- Updated to cppcheck 1.80.
- Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.


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 Post subject: Re: FileOptimizer - broad format compression
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:17 am 
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11.00.1998 (Beta 3) is available on same download links:
http://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.net/image ... upBeta.exe
http://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.net/image ... eta.7z.exe

If nothing happens, this will be the final release on the forthcoming days.


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 Post subject: Re: FileOptimizer - broad format compression
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:38 am 
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After 3 public betas, and lots of user visible and under the hood changes, finally FileOptimizer 11, has gone gold at 11.00.2001 level:
- Expanded Options window to fit all missing INI directives.
- Added optional toolbar with menu icons (trlkly).
- Added Add folder option (bl3uge).
- Added detected filetype under extension column in file list, when its extension is not know.
- Accurated file listings. Only supported files will be added to the grid.
- Reworked About window to be more colorful.
- Added donator information displayed in Information box. You can enter your donator email in Options->Appearance->Donator.
- Improved a lot grid performance (listing, sorting, removing, clearing, adding, ...).
- Speededup duplicates check when adding items to the grid, which is now exponentially faster (20 times faster for 10,000 files).
- Added ImageMagick to the GIF toolchain.
- Added ClearWhenComplete=false INI setting to autoclear file list when optimization completes (Lanette Fidrych).
- Added TARGA (TGA ICB, VDA, and VST) toolchain, and TGA detection by contents.
- Added YUV, YCBCRA, YCBCR, X, UYVY, SUN, SGI, RFG, RGB, RGBA, PTIF, PCL, PCLS, MTV, MVG, MSL, MPR, MPC, MONO, J2C, J2K, INLINE, GRAY, FPX, FAX, EPDF, DPX, DDS, CMYK, CMYKA, CIN, BPG, ART to the ImageMagick toolchain.
- Reenabled Embarcadero's Luna, Metropolis and Windows 10 themes removed in FileOptimizer 9.10, because they work fine again with Windows 10 Anniversary and later. Made Windows theme default, because it is stabler and faster.
- Fixed themes hidding main user interface when executed via command-line.
- Formatted numbers, sizes and times according to locale settings.
- Fixed that double-clicking on fixed columns could open selected file.
- When multiple instances are allowed, FO will not warn anymore about Optimization still running, nor kill plugin processes.
- Made MessageBoxes autoclose after 30 seconds (Devedse).
- Rewritten update check to use POST.
- Better 7z SFX detection.
- Made INI processing safer.
- Expanded contextual menu with more new commands.
- Reenabled ECT on APNG files (fhanau).
- Reduced a bit the quality loss allowed when lossy compression is enabled to improve ratio.
- Disabled ECT in MP3 toolchain, because it is not compiled with that module (fhanau).
- Fixed version display in About window, and show internal compiler version.
- Fixed MPEG recompression when more than one audio stream existed (AlexNG).
- Tweaked the Information window.
- Added Aero's glass frame to all windows.
- Minor usability improvements.
- Added FLAC codec to the FLAC toolchain to recompress them (AlexNG).
- Only use flacout in FileOptimizer compression levels 9, because it is slow (AlexNG).
- Removed PCXLite because it contains bugs, and is not needed with ImageMagick.
- Better Ghostcript processing (Adventurer).
- Removed fix for missing BTHPROPS.CPL and BLUETOOTHAPIS.DLL error on Wine by making them delay loaded on Win32 binaries to overcome C++ Builder XE7 bug, which is solved since C++ Builder 10.0 (trlkly).
- Reduced 7z EXE SFX in the portable distribution in 105 KB., becasuse extractor is now UPX'ed.
- Updated cpdf to 2.2 patchlevel 1.
- Updated mkclean to 0.8.10.
- Enabled ImageMagick for JPEG processing when lossy is permitted.
- Updated gifsicle to 1.90 (custom build).
- Updated to ECT 0.8.2 (a9cb2da) x86 and x64 daily optimized builds (thanks Malloc Voidstar).
- Updated ffmpeg to 3.3.3.
- Updated SQLite to 3.20.1 x86 and x64 Visual C++ 2017 custom builds.
- Updated pngquant to 2.10.1.
- Updated ImageMagick to 7.0.7.0 with HDRI support.
- Upgraded distributions to 7-Zip 17.01.
- Updated to NSIS 3.02.1.
- Updated to cppcheck 1.80.
- Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.

As usual, get it for free at http://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.net/stati ... eOptimizer


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 Post subject: Re: FileOptimizer - broad format compression
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:18 am 
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Ghacks.net recent review of FileOptimizer: https://www.ghacks.net/2017/09/07/fileoptimizer-11-update-faster-and-better/.


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 Post subject: Re: FileOptimizer - broad format compression
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:17 pm 
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Great stuff. That's a big list and obviously a lot of work. Thanks nikkho.

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Reenabled ECT on APNG files (fhanau).


Nice to see the APNG optimizations. I've put a lot of energy into that format and I'm glad to see it just keep gaining ground.

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More good attention for the project.

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 Post subject: Re: FileOptimizer - broad format compression
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:11 pm 
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webfork wrote:
Midas wrote:

More good attention for the project.


A very nice review, which makes FileOptimizer even more well-know. Hope more and more users get into it.
It is even unofficially translated to japanesse! http://www.vector.co.jp/magazine/softne ... 06131.html


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 Post subject: Re: FileOptimizer - broad format compression
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:10 pm 
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FileOptimizer 11.10 is available. Just a minor update:
- Added .webm, .weba and .mk3d support throught MKV tool chain (AlexNG).
- Fixed update checker when donor.
- Updated pingo to 0.91 x86 and x64 versions.
- Updated ImageMagick to 7.0.7.3 with HDRI support.
- Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.

Get it free at http://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.net/stati ... eOptimizer


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 Post subject: Re: FileOptimizer - broad format compression
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:09 pm 
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Nikkho:

Just a note that I had some problems with Word file compression, with FileOptimizer making embedded images turn to white boxes with those small "X" symbols. Unfortunately the file this occurred on had some proprietary data on it so I can't post it here for you to look at. I'll try to get you a sanitized version if I can manage it. Just something to watch out for.

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 Post subject: Re: FileOptimizer - broad format compression
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:19 pm 
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Yes. Just have a report about it: https://sourceforge.net/p/nikkhokkho/di ... /22104b78/
We are currently investigating if the problem is in ECT.
Any additional detail is welcomed.


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 Post subject: Re: FileOptimizer - broad format compression
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:22 pm 
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nikkho wrote:
We are currently investigating if the problem is in ECT.

Ah great news. I was feeling foolish that I couldn't come up with a proper bug report.

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 Post subject: Re: FileOptimizer - broad format compression
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:58 am 
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Releasing FileOptimizer 11.20 - http://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.net/stati ... eOptimizer

11.20 - 2017/10/12
- Added 7-Zip (.7z) support with m7zRepacker.
- Improved donator information (Peni).
- Improved APNG compression adding ECT and pingo.
- Improved PNG 9-patch compression adding pingo.
- Added more supported extensions (.mzz, .rll).
- Made restore default settings smoother.
- Updated to ECT 0.8.2 (9290a5cf7ea0) x86 and x64 daily optimized builds (thanks przemoc).
- Updated Leanify to 0.4.3.195 daily binaries.
- Updated Ghostscript to 9.22.
- Updated pingo to 0.92 x86 and x64 versions.
- Updated ImageMagick to 7.0.7.6 with HDRI support.
- Updated to cppcheck 1.81.
- Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.


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 Post subject: Re: FileOptimizer - broad format compression
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:05 pm 
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Donations are very low in relation to the number of users for almost all freeware programs. I definitely acknowledge that issue.

Okay, I got some surplus together and made a donation. I hope that helps.

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 Post subject: Re: FileOptimizer - broad format compression
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webfork wrote:
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Donations are very low in relation to the number of users for almost all freeware programs. I definitely acknowledge that issue.

Okay, I got some surplus together and made a donation. I hope that helps.


Thanks for your help in FileOptimizer. Not only for the donation, but also for your work spreading it. It is really appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: FileOptimizer - broad format compression
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:35 pm 
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nikkho wrote:
Thanks for your help in FileOptimizer. Not only for the donation, but also for your work spreading it. It is really appreciated.

Very glad to help, thanks for saying so.

FO is SF Project of the week:
https://twitter.com/sourceforge/status/ ... 1843222530

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