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by Specular
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: GLTron
Replies: 3
Views: 2173

Re: GLTron

I remember playing this back in 2002. Not so much a looker but the premise is simple and engaging enough.
by Specular
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Converseen
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: Converseen

The SVG conversion in particular piqued my curiosity, since the format can contain complex formatting, CSS, animations and even literal HTML elements. Took Converseen for a whirl and it had some rather odd rendering for SVGs of complexity I tested—which wasn't unexpected, as you'd honestly need an u...
by Specular
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: HTTP Downloader
Replies: 15
Views: 1396

Re: HTTP Downloader reget

Ever since the ancient demise of Gigaget (and of the Flashgot Firefox extension more recently) I have been pretty unsatisfied with GUI download managers so I resorted to CLI downloaders like Wget . But it is hard to effectively integrate that with modern browsers -- let's see if HTTP Downloader can...
by Specular
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Need help with some software
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

Re: Need help with some software

Can you give some more info on that please? I've tried to google some info but the only video I've found useful was not deatiled enough. So I need some more help since it is my first time actually making an animation instead of simple editing. Wouldn't be able to help there since I don't use it per...
by Specular
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Need help with some software
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

Re: Need help with some software

I would have thought After Effects was perfect for this, unless I'm just unwittingly falling for a spam topic.
by Specular
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:45 pm
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: 2294

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

*snip* You make some decent points though I'll mention as a counter-example that Opera supported its legacy Presto addons for years after its own transition. It did this by hiding the Presto addons sometime after from their addon catalog search results but retaining the original pages, able to be f...
by Specular
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:45 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: 2294

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

The maintenance effort is mostly reviewing the extensions (as well as updates) in order to avoid malicious extensions. The effort depends on how much updates XUL extensions are getting, not from how many people download them. Should have clarified my comment as it was mostly based on the response t...
by Specular
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:35 pm
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: 2294

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

Figured this could use its own topic. Mozilla have announced in a new blog post that come September 6th they'll be stopping all submissions for XUL addons, the type of addons compatible with versions of Firefox prior to v57 (the current version is v61, aka 'Quantum'). Soon after they'll be removing ...
by Specular
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: TPFC Awards or Top 10 Apps
Replies: 15
Views: 3781

Re: TPFC Awards or Top 10 Apps

I think the "Popular titles" and webfork's Top 10 list are totally different beasts. The former is more dynamic and algorithmic, while the latter is a more curated affair. Totally different perspective, I feel... Right, yeah. What I wondered though is whether the curated top 10 would change over ti...
by Specular
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: TPFC Awards or Top 10 Apps
Replies: 15
Views: 3781

Re: TPFC Awards or Top 10 Apps

Just curious, would this be an ongoing, periodically updated list? As I'm wondering, if the goal is to highlight hidden gems and work from standout devs vs the programs seen, say, in the Popular list it would seem to me beneficial to refresh from time to time the recommendations to give other progra...
by Specular
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Freeware That Are Not Portable
Topic: Apowersoft Photo Viewer
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: Apowersoft Photo Viewer

webfork wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:59 pm
Status: not at all portable. Writes settings all over the place, automatically sets itself as the default graphics viewer.
Glad you took one for the team and not me :p
by Specular
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Ding-Press - 7zip front-end
Replies: 11
Views: 1320

Re: Ding-Press - 7zip front-end

Fwiw, re Github uploads, by default during the upload process (at least when using the web interface) Github asks you to select a license type and after the repository (the place where the code is hosted) has been created automatically modifies the copyright of the license to the username uploading ...
by Specular
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Opera (Presto) - browser listing suggestion
Replies: 56
Views: 37177

Re: Opera (Presto) - browser listing suggestion

My rationale for adding it now is the presence of some recent, high profile security issues that affected a very broad range of software and architectures (e.g. Meltdown and Spectre). There hasn't been an update to the program in 2.5 years and it's unlikely that the old version of Opera somehow esc...
by Specular
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: Nik Collection (image processing plugins)
Replies: 14
Views: 10908

Re: Nik Collection (image processing plugins)

Found a good use for it recently with some noisy lower-light photos. The Dfine 2 noise reduction is superb and allows for both automatic noise pattern detection and manual control points with individual settings, higher quality than other noise reduction filters I've used. Also as a follow up the in...
by Specular
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative
Replies: 118
Views: 147440

Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

SYSTEM wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:37 pm
AFAIK, our install steps are still valid, and the main reason why we recommend extracting the installer is that doing so avoids running it.
Well that was quick, thanks. So both are valid.