7-Zip version 9 is out

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For those who missed this update on Nov 18:

7ziplogo7-Zip 9.20 was released.

7-Zip for 32-bit Windows:
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sevenzip/7z920.exe
Mirror: http://www.filehippo.com/download_7zip_32/

7-Zip for 64-bit Windows x64:
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sevenzip/7z920-x64.msi
Mirror: http://www.filehippo.com/download_7-zip_64/

What’s new after 7-Zip 4.65 (2009-02-03):

  • 7-Zip now supports LZMA2 compression method.
  • 7-Zip now can update solid .7z archives.
  • 7-Zip now supports XZ archives.
  • 7-Zip now supports PPMd compression in ZIP archives.
  • 7-Zip now can unpack NTFS, FAT, VHD, MBR, APM, SquashFS, CramFS, MSLZ archives.
  • 7-Zip now can unpack GZip, BZip2, LZMA, XZ and TAR archives from stdin.
  • 7-Zip now can unpack some TAR and ISO archives with incorrect headers.
  • 7-Zip now supports files that are larger than 8 GB in TAR archives.
  • NSIS and WIM support was improved.
  • Partial parsing for EXE resources, SWF and FLV.
  • The support for archives in installers was improved.
  • 7-Zip now stores NTFS file timestamps to ZIP archives.
  • Speed optimizations in PPMd codec.
  • Speed optimizations in AES code for Intel’s 32nm CPUs.
  • Speed optimizations in CRC calculation code for Intel’s Atom CPUs.
  • New -scc{WIN DOS UTF-8} switch to specify charset for console input/output (default = DOS).
  • New -scrc switch to calculate total CRC-32 during extracting / testing.
  • New additional “Open archive >” item in context menu allows to select archive type for some files.
  • It’s possible to specify Diff program in options (7-Zip File Manager).
  • 7-Zip now can open/copy/compress disk images (like \.\c:) from \.\ folder.
  • 7-Zip File Manager now doesn’t use temp files to open nested archives stored without compression.
  • The console version now doesn’t show entered password.
  • New small SFX module for installers (in Extra package).
  • Disk fragmentation problem for ZIP archives created by 7-Zip was fixed.
  • Some bugs were fixed.
  • New localizations: Hindi, Gujarati, Sanskrit, Tatar, Uyghur, Kazakh.

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