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[News] LhA author Haruyasu Yoshizaki finally interviewed!ANN.lu
Posted on 05-Jan-2003 10:10 GMT by Mother Goose (Edited on 2003-01-05 14:28:54 GMT by Christian Kemp)9 comments
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"Mother Goose" writes: In a rare interview with Dr Haruyasu Yoshizaki, author of the LhA compression technology, the good doctor sheds some light on what to expect on future versions of this classic Amiga software. (The hyperlink will take you to the English translation) Note that this does not have any direct relation to the Amiga apart from the possibility that future versions might be ported.

LhA author Haruyasu Yoshizaki finally interviewed! : Comment 1 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by odin on 05-Jan-2003 13:52 GMT
Ouch....my head hurts from trying to decipher that crappy English translation. And it wasn't even really interesting =)
LhA author Haruyasu Yoshizaki finally interviewed! : Comment 2 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by L8-X on 05-Jan-2003 16:12 GMT
Me confused????? Not a very good translation!
LhA author Haruyasu Yoshizaki finally interviewed! : Comment 3 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Me on 05-Jan-2003 22:31 GMT
translation of translation stop
Have no time for Version 3 stop
stop
LhA author Haruyasu Yoshizaki finally interviewed! : Comment 4 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Amiga-fan on 06-Jan-2003 01:39 GMT
And I thought the author of LhA was the swede Stefan Boberg, who also later worked for Team 17!?!
LhA author Haruyasu Yoshizaki finally interviewed! : Comment 5 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Kelly Samel on 06-Jan-2003 03:27 GMT
I think Stefan may have only been the author of
the original Amiga version of LHA?
LhA author Haruyasu Yoshizaki finally interviewed! : Comment 6 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by T_Bone on 06-Jan-2003 07:10 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (L8-X):
You no undermind LHa grand prix derby winner free soft hat?
LhA author Haruyasu Yoshizaki finally interviewed! : Comment 7 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Lando on 06-Jan-2003 14:42 GMT
Very funny. I laughed the whole way through :) The best interview I have read in ages. Maybe Bill Mc's future exec updates shouold be written in a similar style? :) (it is a joke)
LhA author Haruyasu Yoshizaki finally interviewed! : Comment 8 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Jope on 07-Jan-2003 06:34 GMT
Love the engrish.. :-D
LhA author Haruyasu Yoshizaki finally interviewed! : Comment 9 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Solar on 07-Jan-2003 09:00 GMT
I feel pretty much annoyed with the current "maintainers" of Amiga LhA at lha.warped.com.

The last version they did release was 2.1, and they did release it as an .lha packed archive - really smart.

I had provided them with a German translation of the manual, as agreed, but they didn't update their release *until this very day*. (That was *three years* ago, damn it!) So I released util/arc/LhA.run to Aminet - note that this one is self-extracting as it should be.

Neil Palumbo has provided a v2.2 patch that solves the Y2K problem and another date issue. Reputedly, that patch was "approved" by the maintainer (Jim Cooper), and released as util/arc/LHA22.lha to Aminet. (Though not containing the German docs, and not being self-extracting.)

lha.warped.com still has the old v2.1 release.

What happened here is, the Amiga LhA sources are *still* not available for continued development, only now it's Jim Cooper not responding instead of Stefan Boberg (and there *is* something to be done, see http://lha.warped.com/ToDo.html). Users that want a state-of-the-art Amiga LhA with German docs still have to download *two* versions (LhA.run to get LhA and the docs, LHA22.lha to get the Y2K patched version).

Someone go and kick J.C.'s backside. >:-(
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