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by JohnTHaller
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Update
Topic: ClamWin Portable
Replies: 9
Views: 7883

Re: ClamWin Portable

Due to the availability of working Windows binaries from the official ClamAV project webpage (see http://www.clamav.net/downloads#otherversions), some of them even represented as " portable " ( untested !), I move for changing the ClamWin entry, which hasn't been updated in a long time, to ClamAV ....
by JohnTHaller
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: In final blow to 'legacy' Firefox Mozilla will be deleting XUL addons from catalog in the coming months
Replies: 11
Views: 1539

Re: In final blow to 'legacy' Firefox Mozilla will be deleting XUL addons from catalog in the coming months

On Sept 5, no secure and supported version of Firefox that supports legacy extensions will exist any longer. It would be a bit counter-intuitive for an organization that promotes security to continue to support add-ons that encourage users to use insecure versions of its own software. As most of the...
by JohnTHaller
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: NetSurf very lightweight browser with its own engine - Cross platform
Replies: 4
Views: 1655

Re: NetSurf very lightweight browser with its own engine - Cross platform

It should be noted that: "Currently very basic, the Windows port is really just a demonstration at the moment."
by JohnTHaller
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Ding-Press - 7zip front-end
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Ding-Press - 7zip front-end

So, vatterspun -- I think we know who that is -- is claiming copyright and ownership. I really should have known better about making the source code available. I'd had my doubts and misgivings and they proved right. I shall not release source code again and be taken advantage of. Releasing somethin...
by JohnTHaller
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Telegram - cross platform, secure chat
Replies: 48
Views: 48386

Re: Telegram - cross platform, secure chat

The first option is obviously system dependent. The more intuitive option being the last, but as it doesn't take user input results in an absolute path and thus is really non-portable. After some searching, a ticket submitted back in 2015 and answered by (a now departed) Telegram " collaborator " s...
by JohnTHaller
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: PDFtk Builder [PDFtk GUI]
Replies: 14
Views: 11490

Re: PDFtk Builder [PDFtk GUI]

I'm unsure why the author isn't bundling the latest version. Licensing isn't an issue as it is GPL. Not the pdftk Windows front end, the pdftk Server command line tool that PDFTK Builder bundles. I tried replacing with the current version and doing a join as a test and it worked without issue. Split...
by JohnTHaller
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Quick Hash GUI
Replies: 23
Views: 34314

Re: Quick Hash GUI

Is there anything incorrect in my previous statement? :| Yes. Scroll down the page and the exact same version is available for free. It's just not digitally signed. The second section is "Free Non-Code Signed Downloads" and has both the Mac and Windows 3.0.2 installers, the same ones at the top tha...
by JohnTHaller
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Quick Hash GUI
Replies: 23
Views: 34314

Re: Quick Hash GUI

Midas wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:12 am
QuickHash v3.0.2 is now payware (check https://quickhash-gui.org/downloads/).
According to the site the non-signed EXEs are free. Only the digitally signed EXEs are paid software (likely to help pay for the ~$100 per year cert).
by JohnTHaller
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: XP compatible software
Replies: 58
Views: 56095

Re: XP compatible software

According to Ghacks.net, from January 2019 the Steam client will no longer be XP compatible: Steam won't run on Windows XP or Vista in 2019 www.ghacks.net /2018/06/14/steam-wont-run-on-windows-xp-or-vista-in-2019/ Not surprising as XP is 0.2% of Steam usage and they're likely switching to a modern ...
by JohnTHaller
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: Thunderbird - tabs
Replies: 5
Views: 1252

Re: Thunderbird - tabs

For Thunderbird Portable, you'd place the userChrome.css file within X:\PortableApps\ThunderbirdPortable\Data\profile\chrome For a version of the above without the font changes, you can use this: /* * the following deals with tabs: * * 1. make them square * 2. Blend the active tab with the toolbar b...
by JohnTHaller
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Transmission-Qt - bittorrent client
Replies: 35
Views: 41755

Re: Transmission-Qt - bittorrent client

Transmission has a command line option called --config-dir built in that allows you to direct the app to look in a specific directory for its configuration. I'm unsure if Transmission permits relative paths within its settings.json file, however, which would be required for a 'native' portablization...
by JohnTHaller
Thu May 17, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: XUL/XPCOM Technology For PM-FX-SM
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Re: XUL/XPCOM Technology For PM-FX-SM

In contrast to some other folks here, I exclusively use Firefox 60.x and have had no issues. It's faster and more stable than legacy Firefox and I'd stopped using legacy-style extensions due to security and stability concerns last year. One thing I did do was to refresh my Firefox profile. I've been...
by JohnTHaller
Sat May 12, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: Enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 support in Windows Vista
Replies: 0
Views: 815

Enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 support in Windows Vista

I put together some updated instructions on enabling TLS 1.1 and 1.2 support in Windows Vista as part of troubleshooting an issue some folks were having on the older OS downloading apps for posting on PortableApps.com and my personal site. Since there are a larger number of folks using older OSes in...
by JohnTHaller
Fri May 04, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: The spambots are back!
Replies: 17
Views: 9721

Re: The spambots are back!

Have you tried integrating StopForumSpam.com yet? There is a phpbb plugin for it: http://stopforumspam.com/mods#link_phpbb
by JohnTHaller
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Media Player - 32-bit better than 64-bit ? (resolved)
Replies: 4
Views: 1784

Re: Media Player - 32-bit better than 64-bit ?

The majority of apps still have no noticeable increase in performance to an end user in day to day usage. As SYSTEM said, there are likely even some rare exceptions where highly optimized 32-bit code exists and the newer 64-bit branch of that code hasn't gotten the same optimization love as the olde...