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the deprecated objective-c version. This version is no longer supported, but can run on 10.8+ systems.
Minor speed optimization for LZMA2 (xz and b6z file extension) multi-threading compression.
CPU utilization was slightly improved.
B6Zip now uses additional memory buffers for multi-block LZMA2 compression.
B6Zip now can create b6z archives from stdin to stdout.
Some bugs were fixed. B6Zip could crash in some cases.
B6Zip now can extract ext2 and multivolume VMDK images.
Speed optimizations for BCJ2 filter and SHA-1 and SHA-256 calculation.
B6Zip now can update WIM archives.
Many other fixes and improvements.
Bug fixes and minor improvements
LZMA decompression speed was improved.
New command to calculate hash values CRC-32, CRC-64, SHA-256 or SHA-1 for files on disk.
The format of language files was changed.
B6Zip now can unpack GZip, BZip2, LZMA, XZ and TAR archives from stdin.
Change your language in Settings.
Dozens of other quality of life improvements.
B6Zip now can unpack UDF, XAR and DMG/HFS archives.
Decompression speed was increased.
Bug fixes and improvements
Speed optimizations for LZMA, Deflate, B6Z and unRAR.
Compressing speed and Memory requirements were increased. Default dictionary size was increased: Fastest: 64 KB, Fast: 1 MB, Normal: 4 MB, Max: 16 MB, Ultra: 64 MB.
Speed optimizations in B6Z maximum/ultra compressing.
Squashed several bugs, including an issue that would cause unusually high CPU usage.
B6Zip is a file archiving utility with a focus on compression ratio and speed.