So I finally managed to find a clean way to bring passwords into Ark without disturbing the interface too much. So far, passwords are a property set on a current archive, and used for all files that are encrypted/protected. Differing passwords for different files are not supported (has anyone even seen this used?) A new contributor, Yew Ming, has started hacking on the Ark codebase. The first feature he is working on is 7zip support for Ark. Hopefully we can gradually get Ark up and living again. Also, I was recently made the new maintainer of Ark, despite my efforts to just limit this whole thing to a few interface improvements. I guess anything is better than the dead state it was in until recently. Henrique Pinto, if you’re reading this, I have quite a bit of questions I’d like to ask you about the Ark architecture. Several people seems to be unable to reach you from the KDE email. Any other place I can reach you?
Ark: First password protected RAR file unextracted