ARJ Software News(Archives)
December 30, 2002Because of recent fraudulent orders, we may choose to provide registration keys by postal mail only and not by email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. In addition, order verification processing may cause delays.
June 12, 2002A problem with the self-extractor (-je) of the May 31 build (released June 5) of ARJ 2.81a has been fixed. The self-extractor was reporting a data error.
June 5, 2002The minor fix releases of ARJ 2.81a and ARJ32 3.10a have been released.
Increased unregistered ARJ32 support to 100,000 files at a time.
Added an option to allow ARJ32 to minimize its own window.
Fixed the unregistered initial time delay to one second.
Fixed ARJ paging to detect screen sizes larger than 25 lines.
Fixed the ARJ self-extractors to detect and use the "skip security check" option when located in the comment text. This option is normally used to detect viruses and damage.
Fixed the "t -jt1" option with chapter archives to compare only the last chapter.
Fixed a problem with processing "-xProgram Files\ ".
The fix release UNARJ 2.65 has been released. A bug in Decode.c has been fixed to allow better handling of damaged archives.
January 22, 2002
ZDNet Deutschland has awarded ARJ 2.75a, Shareware Of The Year 2001!
January 7, 2002
This ARJ website has been given a new look.
The JAR 1.02 primary site download was corrupted and is now fixed.
New builds of ARJ 2.81 and ARJ32 3.10 are now available. The minor fixes include removing an erroneous recovery data damage message when testing older ARJ-SECURED archives.
A new build of UNARJ (2.63) is now available.
November 27, 2001
The OFFICIAL RELEASE ARJ 2.81 is available.
The OFFICIAL RELEASE ARJ32 3.10 is available.
June 21, 2001
This is an important FIX RELEASE (June 18 build).
The OFFICIAL RELEASES ARJ 2.76 and ARJ32 3.09 are available.
June 14, 2001
This is an important FIX RELEASE.
The OFFICIAL RELEASE ARJ 2.76 is available.
The OFFICIAL RELEASE ARJ32 3.09 is available.
October 31, 2000
The OFFICIAL RELEASE ARJ 2.75a is available.
The OFFICIAL RELEASE ARJ32 3.08a is available.
September 6, 2000
The OFFICIAL RELEASE ARJ 2.75 is available.
The OFFICIAL RELEASE ARJ32 3.08 is available.
CHANGES FROM THE PREVIOUS BETA INCLUDE:
June 30, 2000
A BETA TEST RELEASE ARJ 2.73 is available.
A BETA TEST RELEASE ARJ32 3.06 is available.
May 31, 2000
A BETA TEST RELEASE ARJ 2.72 is available.
A BETA TEST RELEASE ARJ32 3.05 is available.
January 11, 2000
The OFFICIAL FIX RELEASE ARJ 2.71 is available.
The OFFICIAL FIX RELEASE ARJ32 3.04 is available.
November 15, 1999
We have received reports that ARJ32V3I.EXE does not install ARJ32 properly on some Win9x/NT systems.
A workaround is to type "ARJ32V3I -b -s" to install ARJ32.
October 18, 1999
We have updated the contact information for our agent in the Netherlands.
Winzip technical support has informed us that Winzip has a problem determining the version number of ARJ 2.70. We expect new versions of Winzip will account for our new ARJ version.
September 30, 1999
The OFFICIAL RELEASE version of ARJ 2.70 is available.
The OFFICIAL RELEASE version of ARJ32 3.03 is available.
Please note that ARJ32 is a new and separate product from ARJ Software, Inc. ARJ 2.70 is the upgrade for ARJ version 2.60.
September 18, 1999
The PRE-RELEASE test version of ARJ 2.63 is available.
The ACTUAL expiration date of ARJ 2.63 is April 2000 to facilitate Year 2000 testing. In addition, there is a option to completely disable the expiration feature. That option is available upon request.
September 11, 1999
The PRE-RELEASE test version of ARJ32 3.02a is available.
The ACTUAL expiration date of ARJ32 3.02a is April 2000 to facilitate Year 2000 testing. In addition, there is a option to completely disable the expiration feature. That option is available upon request.
The PRE-RELEASE of ARJ for DOS will be available in the next seven days.
September 8, 1999
A PRE-RELEASE version of ARJ32 should be available later this week.
ARJ for DOS and ARJ32 official releases are still on-schedule for release later this month.
An update has been made to our Y2K compliance statement concerning the "-h#" option.
August 18, 1999Released ARJ32 3.02 BETA test release.
Enhanced ARJ-PROTECT data damage protection. ARJ-PROTECT data is now appended to archives.
Fixed WinNT long filename "marking" in archives.
Added support for a soon-to-be-released encryption DLL that is compatible to ARJCRYPT.COM.
ARJ for DOS 2.6x has been delayed to include this ARJ-PROTECT enhancement. Both ARJ for DOS and ARJ32 are scheduled for release in September.
An ALPHA level test version of JAR 2.0 is planned for this fall.
July 31, 1999Released ARJ32 3.01a BETA test release.
Fixed Ctrl Break handling in ARJ32 and REARJ32.
Stayed tuned for a new version updating the ARJ-PROTECT data damage protection feature (one file instead of two).
May 27, 1999Released ARJ32 3.01 BETA test release.
The official production release of ARJ 2.6x for DOS is expected soon.
Fixed to allow commenting of ARJ chapters as documented.
April 2, 1999Released alpha ARJ32 3.00d and beta ARJ 2.62d.
Modified the "l" and "v" display to indicate the type of encryption
Refer to information below through to December 28.
January 29, 1999Released alpha ARJ32 3.00c and beta ARJ 2.62c.
Made -hm3000 the default for ARJ to avoid "Out of memory" errors
when archiving many files.
January 9, 1999Released January 9 build of ARJ32 3.00b.
Fixed "access violations" with the use of the "-js.ext" option and the use of the wrong passwords.
Thanks to all those who have been providing bug reports to us.
We will continue to release new versions of ARJ32 as necessary.
January 8, 1999Released January 8 builds of ARJ 2.62a and ARJ32 3.00a.
Fixed ARJTEMP*.* file cleanup in January 7 builds of ARJ 2.62a and ARJ32 3.00a.
January 7, 1999Now available are versions ARJ 2.62a and ARJ32 3.00a.
These versions supersede 2.62 and 3.00. They implement better handling of the ANSI/OEM codepage issue. By default now, ARJ and ARJ32 will use the OEM codepage (used by DOS). ARJ32 can optionally use the ANSI codepage. ARJ 2.62a has been enhanced to identify and warn users about ARJ32 ANSI codepage archives. ARJ 2.62a and previous versions of ARJ cannot use the ANSI codepage. Non-English ARJ users will probably want to use the ANSI codepage option of ARJ32 (-hy).
At this time, ARJ32 does not support UNICODE (multi-byte per symbol alphabets).
Included with ARJ32 is an option to "flag" old ARJ32 3.00 archives as ANSI codepage archives. This is necessary to avoid codepage conflicts with ARJ32 3.00a and ARJ for DOS.
Refer to additional release information listed under December 28, 1998.
Several users have reported Norton virus warnings with
software downloaded from this site. In our opinion, those warnings
are false alarms. Our software has been scanned by several anti-virus
scanners with no viruses detected.
December 28, 1998We have updated our Year 2000 Compliance Statement. See our FAQ page.
We are now releasing a BETA level test version of ARJ 2.62 and an ALPHA level test version of ARJ32 for Windows NT/95/98.
New features include:
September 10, 1998
We are now releasing a BETA level test version of ARJ 2.61. This is an enhancement/fix release version.
New features include:
JAR development is still ongoing. Please bear with us as we
work on a new version of JAR.
May 7, 1998We've made it easier for you to order a registered copy of our products! You can now order online if you are paying by credit card or purchase order. Take advantage of this time-saver today! Don't worry, though - you can still print our order forms if you prefer to fax or mail in your order. Check it out now!
April 14, 1998We're in the process of developing some new features for you! Coming up in our new DOT release we'll be incorporating the following:
November 26, 1997Please note the following ARJ 2.60 problem:
With this new release of ARJ 2.60, we have been informed of a small problem with the small ARJ self-extractor.
As indicated in the ARJ documentation, the small self-extractor does NOT support Windows 95 long filenames. The PROBLEM is that ARJ does not PREVENT the user from building such an invalid self-extracting archive except when converting an existing archive.
Example: ARJ a install "C:\Small Files\*.*" -je1 -r
In the above case, the self-extracting archive during extraction will display an open error message.
The good news: The SOLUTION to this problem is to always use the -hf option with the -je1 option.
November 21, 1997Our news for the day: ARJ Software, Inc. proudly announces the official release of ARJ 2.60! New version, new features.
November 1, 1997Announcing half price upgrades for current ARJ users switching to JAR, when you order a license of equal or lesser value. What a bargain, what a buy! For additional details, please send your queries to us: