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Keka

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Guides on emulating older applications

Keka is an excellent archiving utility for OS X (the best?).

Available: Download from the official Keka website
Several versions are available from the author's web site.
Keka v1.0.12 for Mac OS X 10.7 or newer. (Intel)
Keka v1.04 for Snow Leopard. (Intel)
Keka v1.04 for Leopard (Intel)
Keka v0.1.2.1 for Tiger (PPC)

Free and open-sourced software. The source code is also available from GitHub. That might mean you can port Keka to Linux and Windows. Not sure about that part though Wink

Based on p7zip, it has similarities to 7-Zip functionality, like full .7z support.

It can compress files to formats like: 7z, zip, tar, gzip, bzip2, dmg, iso. It can also decompress RAR, 7z, lzma, xz, zip, tar, gzip, bzip2, iso, exe, cab and pax.

An optional contextual menu addon, is also available from the Keka site (10.6+, Intel only).

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC x86 (Intel:Mac)

According to MadMac:
I just tested the Keka-1.0.4-leo.dmg (16.28 MB) link and it's only for the X86 Intel architecture, not PowerPC. The Tiger version runs like a charm on my G5.

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MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2018, January 28 - 9:03pm

@maciejka: Thanks. Yes, they are backed up and I also have retained copies.

maciejka's picture
by maciejka - 2018, January 28 - 2:38pm

No problem. I didn't think that's bad, so I uploaded these here. At least you have a backup now (you didn't delete these from the server I think?) for the future.

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2018, January 28 - 12:52pm

Should they disappear from the authors site, they can be reintroduced.

Yep. Now, this software is on the server, so, no problem. And it's a really good one, tho'. Smile I'd like to wish a nice year to 24bit. Wink

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2018, January 27 - 11:04pm

Hi MacTouch, no worries. Despite their license and with apologies to maciejka, I have decided to pull these from this site. Not because of their age, but because hosting them deprives a freeware or shareware author of page clicks (their github DL's would be logged giving the author vital information), potential donations and help.

This page remains as a beacon, with links to the software that was here.
Should they disappear from the authors site, they can be reintroduced.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2018, January 27 - 10:47pm

Thanks for this really helpful addition. I was missing a good zip/7z app in Sierra all the time.
The macOS built in ZIP utility is sub optimal at best, bzip2 with Terminal is working - if you like the CLI.
Keka is the one for sure.

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2018, January 27 - 3:31pm

Hi Mike,

All right & nice thing & well, my apologies. So, I could uploading it myself before, but...never mind. Have a nice year, otherwise. Wink

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2018, January 26 - 10:12pm

Hi MacTouch. This is one of those exceptions to the 10 year rule. Smile

As Keka carries a GNU licence, it may be distributed from here.

Its distribution notice is also visible in the Credits.html that is included in with the Tiger version
(and I assume with the later versions):

keka is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, etc, etc.

[Edit]: However; See above.

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2018, January 26 - 2:30pm

This software doesn't match the ten year rule actually (2010 for Tiger version & 2013 for others), so the page should be removed & released later! Sorry...

maciejka's picture
by maciejka - 2018, January 26 - 2:05pm

I guess another happy person will use this amazing software now Smile
Can you provide some screenshots?

MadMac's picture
by MadMac - 2018, January 26 - 2:35am

i just test the Keka-1.0.4-leo.dmg (16.28 MB) link and it's only for the X86 Intel architecture, not PowerPc. The Tiger version runs like a charm on my G5.

aOne, you rock!