Abbrevia is a compression toolkit for Embarcadero Delphi, C++ Builder, and Kylix, and FreePascal. It supports PKZip, Microsoft CAB, tar, gzip, bzip2 and zlib compression formats, and the creation of self-extracting executables. It includes several visual components that simplify displaying zip files.
- Abbrevia 5.0. Released December 6, 2011. Supports Delphi 6-XE2, C++Builder 2009-XE2, Kylix 3, and FreePascal, on Windows (32-bit and 64-bit), Linux, and OS X.
- Documentation. PDF and Windows Help (HLP). Errata.
The current source code is available in the Subversion repository. The code here may not be as stable or tested as the official releases, but may include bug fixes or new features not yet included in the downloadable releases.
The repository also includes DUnit tests and the source code to the third-party libraries.
Support and Feedback
Support forums are available on the SourceForge project site.
Bug reports can be entered in the bug tracker. If possible please include a small test case that reproduces the issue. Sample files can be attached to the bug report, and confidential data can be emailed to the project administrator.
If you have something you would like to see in the product feel free to add a feature request.
How Abbrevia Became Open Source
On January 7, 2003 TurboPower Software announced it was discontinuing its retail business. Many of TurboPower Products were release as under the MPL 1.1 Open Source License as a result of this decision.
Abbrevia 3.04 was released on Source Forge on March 5, 2003.
And Everything Else
Project Summary Page on Source Forge