Jul 20, 2023

The eXternal PacKer (XPK) library system

This the Unix port of the Amiga XPK library.

The XPK system consists of a master library libxpkmaster.so and several unpacker sublibraries libxpkXXXX.so. Application programs only use the master library directly the master library takes care of loading and using the sublibraries. Each sublibrary implements one type of compression.

There are different libraries for different types of data. When unpacking the applications do not need to know which library was used to pack the data – the appropriate library needs to be installed.

Checkout these related ports:
  • Zutils - Utilities for searching in bzip2, gzip, lzip, and xz archives
  • Zstr - C++ header-only ZLib wrapper
  • Zstd - Fast real-time compression algorithm
  • Zpaqfranz - Swiss army knife for the serious backup manager
  • Zopfli - Zopfli Compression Algorithm
  • Zoo - Manipulate archives of files in compressed form
  • Zlib-ng - Fork of the zlib data compression library
  • Zipper - Tool for inspecting the contents of a compressed archive
  • Zipmix - Produce .ZIP file from two other ones with the best compressed files
  • Zip - Create/update ZIP files compatible with PKZIP
  • Zchunk - Compressed file format that splits the file into independent chunks
  • Xmill - Efficient compressor for XML
  • Xdms - Tool for decompressing Amiga DMS files
  • Xarchiver - Desktop-agnostic GTK frontend to various archiving tools
  • Xarchive - GTK+ front end for various archiving tools