Software update: 7-Zip 9.05 alpha

The developers of 7-Zip released a new development version of their eponymous archiving program on Sunday. Where version 9.04 was still in beta status, 9.05 will be released again under the alpha flag. 7-Zip can handle a variety of compression formats, including zip, cab, rar, arj, lzh, chm, gzip, bzip2, z, tar, cpio, rpm, deb, and of course the proprietary 7z. Furthermore, the software is capable of opening iso files and Nsis installation packages. Below is what has changed since the previous release:

What’s new after 7-zip 9.04 beta:

  • 7-Zip now can unpack MSLZ archives.
  • Partial parsing for EXE resources, SWF and FLV.
  • Some bugs were fixed.
  • Some changes in interface.

The following downloads are available:
7-Zip 9.05 alpha (32bit)
7-Zip 9.05 alpha (64 bit)

Version number 9.05 alpha
Release status Alpha
Operating systems Windows 9x, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP x64, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64
Website 7-Zip
File sizes 965.00KB – 1.23MB
License type GPL