Well, it was about time I got of my lazy ass and did something so I took a look inside 7-Zip source and added primitive support for external Icons.
It’s still unfinished and it’s implementation isn’t “perfect”, but it’s simple.
I’m still working around it to provide a way to do something like “7zFM.exe /refresh-icons” (done) to make it easy for icon pack authors like myself to distribute their work.
Time will tell if it becomes a base feature of 7-Zip but for now those that want to take an early peak can check the beta, you’ll need 7-Zip 9.04 beta for it to work properly.
Update: I’ve refreshed the files with the addition of the “/refresh-icons” command line option to 7zFM.exe.
Well it was about time I updated Colorix wasn’t it.
I’ve added the missing icons although they’re all white, I seriously couldn’t think of any color for what were basicly just several disk image formats (not even compressed). The rest was just variants of formats already included. Better then nothing I guess 🙂
Get it on the download link on the Latest Files side list.
Finally got around to publicly updating the colorix installer, unfortunately as before the love didn’t reach the 64bit version of 7-Zip. Anyways those users can always patch it manually with the icon only pack.
You can get the pack here: Download 7-Zip 4.57 Colorix Edition.
As far as I know nobody but me was using my 7-Zip Colorix Icon pack and I couldn’t understand why, they were nicer then the ones 7-Zip has by default and the color coding made it easy to quickly know what kind of archive you were dealing with.
I was talking with a friend about this and he said something that completely surprised me, “People won’t be bother to install an icon pack”, he had a point, so from now on the Colorix icons will be distribute in a full 7-Zip installer, that means you just need to install 7-Zip Colorix Edition and you’re ready to go :).
Also I’ve asked 7-Zip author to add a link for the Colorix edition to the 7-Zip page, let’s see how that goes…
Well just updated the colorix icon pack to version 4.19b of 7-Zip, you can get it in the latest versions or clicking Colorix v4.19b.