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 Post subject: Re: Saleen Software Sulotions
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:05 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Saleen Software Solutions
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:41 am 
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smaragdus indicated in comments that he was concerned about the Folder Sync program. I can confirm that the program has changed names (foldersynch:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Bac ... ynch.shtml

... but I don't have any data on the rest of it. If the dev's doing a bunch of shenanagans, should we add a disclaimer to the entry? Take it down?

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 Post subject: Re: Saleen Software Solutions
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:40 pm 
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webfork wrote:
smaragdus indicated in comments that he was concerned about the Folder Sync program. I can confirm that the program has changed names (foldersynch:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Bac ... ynch.shtml

... but I don't have any data on the rest of it. If the dev's doing a bunch of shenanagans, should we add a disclaimer to the entry? Take it down?


It is called Folder Sync since at least April 2011... https://web.archive.org/web/20110405202 ... FolderSync

Tested FolderSyncWpf.exe v1.0.0 build 205: Portable

WPF = Windows Presentation Foundation... indicating that the application switched from winforms to wpf.

Req.: .Net runtime

License: Freeware

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 Post subject: Re: Saleen Software Solutions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:03 am 
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ScanFS now requires the .net framework 4 to run.

The manual installation also includes ScanFs.pdb which I did not figure out yet what it is needed for. The application seems to run fine without it.

ScanFS calls home (autocheck for updates?).

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 Post subject: Re: Saleen Software Solutions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:11 am 
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Maybe this is the reason:
Microsoft wrote:
A program database (PDB) file holds debugging and project state information that allows incremental linking of a Debug configuration of your program. A PDB file is created when you compile a C/C++ program with /ZI or /Zi or a Visual Basic/C#/JScript .NET program with /debug.

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 Post subject: Re: Saleen Software Solutions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:22 pm 
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joby_toss wrote:
Maybe this is the reason:
Microsoft wrote:
A program database (PDB) file holds debugging and project state information that allows incremental linking of a Debug configuration of your program. A PDB file is created when you compile a C/C++ program with /ZI or /Zi or a Visual Basic/C#/JScript .NET program with /debug.


Indeed. PDB files are almost useless for end users. Programmers, on the other hand, need them for debugging.

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 Post subject: Re: ScanFS - ad-ware
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:15 pm 
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ScanFS is ad-ware:

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More, Disk catalog mode is locked in the HOME EDITION, which means that besides ad-ware, ScanFS is also a demo. Please, vote it down.


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 Post subject: Re: Saleen Software Solutions
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:25 am 
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I don't really care about the ads (although the author should be open about that), but I can't test the Disk Cataloging mode, even if in Evaluation mode. This really bothers me, because it is advertised as having such capabilities! Maybe it's just a "slip" from the author, whom I consider a nice person.

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 Post subject: Re: Saleen Software Solutions
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:07 am 
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smaragdus wrote:
ScanFS is ad-ware

I'll add a note to the entry. I don't see any non-redistribution license restrictions (I don't see any license at all) so if anyone has a copy of the previous version, I'd be happy to switch.

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 Post subject: Re: Saleen Software Solutions
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:43 am 
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Amusingly the ad server for this program appears to have gone offline:

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 Post subject: Re: Saleen Software Solutions
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:49 am 
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If you read back through this thread, there have been a lot of problems with the ScanFS program but it's still online. A new version came out but the changelog is empty and the program is now distributed in a password-protected ZIP, which to me is unacceptable. I get that this is supposed to get around virus false-positive complaints, but I don't think our site visitors are going to go anywhere near that.

I'm recommending we take the entry offline once and for all.

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