[Python-Dev] Summer of Code: zipfile?

Nilton Volpato nilton.volpato at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 20:37:10 CET 2006

Hi Giovanni,

I'm the author of the new zipfile module, which has come to be named
ziparchive. The SoC project was mentored by Ilya Etingof. It's
available through sourceforge page [1,2], were you can download a
package for it, and also through svn [3].

The current implementation is working nicely, and includes the
initially proposed features, which includes: file-like access to zip
members; support for BZIP2 compression; support for member file
removal; and support for encryption.

However, I'm not fully satisfied with the current API niceness (and
some of its limitations), and I'm working on a somewhat new design,
which will start within the next version. So, it would be very nice to
get suggestions, ideas and criticism about the current version so that
the next one can be better still.

So, I encourage whoever is interested to download and try it. There
are some examples in the code and in the project home page [2]. And,
please, send some feedback, which will help make this the ultimate zip
library for python. :-)

[1] http://sourceforge.net/projects/ziparchive
[2] http://ziparchive.sourceforge.net/
[3] https://svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/ziparchive/ziparchive/

-- Nilton

On 11/12/06, Giovanni Bajo <rasky at develer.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> wasn't there a project about the zipfile module in the Summer of Code? How did
> it go?
> Giovanni Bajo

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