Projects / DarGUI


DarGUI is a graphical frontend for the Disk ARchiving utility (DAR) that aims to make it easier and quicker to perform common backup tasks using DAR. It uses the GTK+ library, which is installed on most Linux distributions, so usually the only additional dependency is DAR. DarGUI aims to complement and enhance the command line features of DAR rather than conceal them, and to help users to learn how DAR works so that they can use it from the command line when necessary. It is written in Pascal using FreePascal and the Lazarus IDE.

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Recent releases

  •  17 May 2012 21:01

    Release Notes: This release adds a few minor features and fixes incompatibilities with 2.4.x versions of Dar released to date. In addition to Linux, DarGUI now works on Microsoft Windows (without the scheduling and scripting features).

    •  21 Feb 2011 20:22

      Release Notes: This release fixes a number of bugs, library incompatibilities, and packaging problems with recent distributions. A user preferences dialog has been added, allowing, among other features, for the location of the dar executable to be set by the user. Default settings for creating archives can now be set. Swedish translation files were added. The source now includes a packaging script and associated files. The release has been tested on Ubuntu 10.10, Debian 5.0 and 6.0, and OpenSuse 11.4.

      •  27 Mar 2009 21:46

        Release Notes: The most important addition in this release is the ability to handle French and German output from Dar. It also features improved handling of larger than normal GUI fonts, and can accept an archive name as a command line parameter, which it opens on startup. A number of small bugs have also been resolved.

        •  28 Feb 2009 22:31

          Release Notes: This release adds support for scheduling backups using atd and cron where available. DarGUI can now save backup scripts. Backup settings can now be saved and reloaded. HTML Help is now available. The archive creation dialog has been improved.

          •  15 Sep 2008 23:11

            Release Notes: This release fixes a bug preventing loading of differential backups containing REMOVED entries. It fixes a bug where scrollbars were not initially visible. The menu option Show Selected now works as expected. Support has been added for Blowfish encryption.


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