GitHub Desktop v1.0 Portable | Updated/Working (Promise! =P)

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GitHub Desktop v1.0 Portable | Updated/Working (Promise! =P)

#1 Post by demon.devin » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:57 pm

GitHub Desktop Portable v.0.9.1
I just finished making GitHub Desktop Portable. Current version is 0.9.1

It's packaged using a modified version of the PortableApps.com Launcher Generator that I've been developing.

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  • .NET Framework 4.5
  • Windows 7+
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Re: GitHub Desktop 0.9.1 Portable

#2 Post by demon.devin » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:10 am

GitHub Desktop Portable v1.0.0 is now available!

New in v1.0.0
  • Finally fixed the issue when exiting and the launcher wouldn't clean up and close out. (For real this time! =P)
  • During runtime, when you're browsing GitHub.com, you can now click the green Clone button and select Open in Desktop and it'll open in GitHub Desktop Portable.
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  • CRC32: D5D568F3
  • MD5: 180E4FA8DF8C31A7836516173BCF5D2B
  • SHA1: E05A3762D1A87AE5ACC17EF2349C731ED2B533A6
  • SHA256: D76031F464C84E7821ACD0FEA155ECA41EDAD4BFE93EC689843A2B98BAEABBBE
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Re: GitHub Desktop v1.0 Portable | Updated/Working (Promise!

#3 Post by Midas » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:31 am

IMHO, this topic would be in better company in the "Development" sub-forum. :)

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#4 Post by demon.devin » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:46 am

I'm new here. I only just found you guys the other day. =)

My bad. Sorry.

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#5 Post by webfork » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:25 pm

midas wrote:this topic would be in better company in the "Development" sub-forum
Thanks Midas.
demon.devin wrote:I'm new here. I only just found you guys the other day. =)
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#6 Post by Napiophelios » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:09 am

Is there any way you could make a launcher for
https://github.com/git-for-windows/git

I know its kinda retro looking
but I am a Github novice and this one works best for me

It doesn't make a whole lot of system changes


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#8 Post by Napiophelios » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:49 pm

Thanks man, didn't even think to search for one on Github :oops:

edit1:
hmm no one has their code visible

How do I compile the launcher myself?

edit2:
why you have a WTFPL license in the source folder
Isn't MIT pretty much the same?

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#9 Post by demon.devin » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:34 pm

Napiophelios wrote:Thanks man, didn't even think to search for one on Github :oops:
No problem! :)
Napiophelios wrote:How do I compile the launcher myself?
Which one are you asking about? If you're referring to the links I shared than just use the official version of the PortableApps.com Launcher.
Napiophelios wrote:edit2:
why you have a WTFPL license in the source folder
Isn't MIT pretty much the same?
Yes. The WTFPL is there because I have a template folder structure I pull from anytime I start a new PAF and I have left that license in that template. Plus, GitHub doesn't have an option to select the WTFPL as a license when you start a new repository so I just selected the closet license which was MIT.

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#10 Post by Napiophelios » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:40 pm

the first one you link to
can't find the nsh file for their launcher
sorry to clutter up your topic

I will stop now :)

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#11 Post by demon.devin » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:45 pm

They don't use a custom.nsh file. Every "PAF" style portable application will always have the source in the folder ..\AppNamePortable\App\AppInfo\Launcher. You can see here that they do not use one.

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#12 Post by Napiophelios » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:16 pm

Been awhile since I messed around with NSIS or PAF

I always thought the code to compile the portable launcher
was in an nsi file in the source folder

I guess PAF no longer uses NSIS compiler?
or am I confusing 2 different things?

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#13 Post by demon.devin » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:54 pm

No you're correct. PAFs such as Google Chrome Portable use a custom .nsi file which can be found inside the Source folder. Most applications in the PA.c's App Store are now compiled with the PortableApps.com Launcher Generator which is still NSIS based.

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