RAR is a general purpose archiving and compression program competing with/replacing programs such as PKZip, ARJ, and others. It offers significantly improved compression ratios, easier use and a cheaper price as well as supporting long file names, disk spanning, and self-extracting file creation.
So whats new in beta 2?
1. Volume size in archiving and wizard dialogs can be specified as a decimal fraction. Decimal mark is defined by Windows regional
settings. -v command line switch also allows decimal fractions. In command line mode the dot (.) is always used as the decimal mark. For example, -v1.5g switch means 1.5 gigabytes.
2. “Add” command in first WinRAR beta did not allow to create a console SFX archive using WinCon.SFX module.
3. If ZIP archive contained ZIP Unicode path extra fields, the first beta could not unpack files in subfolders of such archive.
4. “CD700” and “FAT32” predefined volume sizes did not work properly.beta, WinRAR