Update Ark documentation to 16.08
Review Request #128645 - Created Aug. 10, 2016 and submitted
proofread, bump date + releaseinfo, add "See Also" with info about more qt + kf5 options
proofread, bump date + releaseinfo
add features integrity test, compression and multi-volume
update / add screenshot
content + pngs from https://rthomsen6.wordpress.com/2016/08/01/ark-improvements-in-16-08/
@ Elvis + Ragnar:
for sections compression + multi volume please provide some input, answer my questions in the FIXME's, thanks.
Thanks for updating the docs :)
I think you meant "xar".
bootom -> bottom
Correct: Higher compression level -> smaller size, but slower (de)compression.
We follow the default compression level for the various archive formats. For bzip2 the max level is the default, while for others it is somewhere in the middle. There is a trade-off, since for some formats using the max level increases the (de)compression time alot with little reduction in size.
For most formats the minimum compression level is equivalent to just storing the files, i.e. no compression.
For zip and 7z multi-vol archives have the suffix .zip.001, zip.002, etc and .7z.001, 7z.002, etc.
For rar the volumes get the name .part1.rar, part2.rar, etc.
.r00, .r01 is the old rar naming scheme, but is no longer used by rar by default (it can be specified with switch, however). We use the new naming scheme for rars.
The volume size can be chosen for various reasons. Previously, it was used for splitting large files onto several floppy disks. Nowadays, it is probably most used for attaching large files to emails (usually there is a limit of 5MB).
We set a min limit for volume size of 100 KB and a max limit of 1000 MB in the GUI in Ark.
These should hopefully be my last corrections. Thanks :)
Can you change text to:
A higher value generates smaller archives, but results in longer compression and decompression times. The default compression level proposed by Ark is usually a good compromise between size and (de)compression speed.
For most formats the minimum compression level is equivalent to just storing the files, i.e. applying no compression.
Can you change text to:
To create a multi-volume archive, check the "Create multi-volume archive" checkbox and set a maximum "Volume size" in the dialog. Then add all files to the archive and Ark will automatically generate the required number of archive volumes.
part2.rar -> xxx.part2.rar