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by JohnTHaller
Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Applications that are Private and Portable
Replies: 21
Views: 25821

Re: Applications that are Private and Portable

As of January 2010, statistics show that 90% of PCs have some version of .NET framework installed and 65% of Windows PCs have .NET 3.5 SP1 installed. Windows 7/Server 2008 and Office 2010 actually employ features of the .NET framework as part of their functionality, so I don't think we have to worr...
by JohnTHaller
Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: 64-bit Software: Where It Fits Into Portable Apps
Replies: 9
Views: 12617

64-bit Software: Where It Fits Into Portable Apps

I just posted a summary of some discussions we've had regarding 64-bit software and portable apps along with the conclusions we've come to and how we'll be handling them at PortableApps.com in my blog: http://portableapps.com/node/24371 I thought it might be of use to some folks here at PFC. I know ...
by JohnTHaller
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Suggest swap of uTorrent for uTorrent Portable
Replies: 7
Views: 12008

Suggest swap of uTorrent for uTorrent Portable

As uTorrent has issues with path portability (making it far less than a joy to use), I'd humbly suggest the listing be switched to uTorrent Portable. The new 2.0.3 release now handles drive letter updates within uTorrent's own files so that you can use uTorrent as expected (pass a torrent in, run it...
by JohnTHaller
Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: OpenOffice grammar checker
Replies: 8
Views: 10472

Re: OpenOffice grammar checker

OpenOffice only needs java for certain, more obscure, functions. I wonder if the portable version of Java over at PortableApps.com would work for this though. :?: :idea: :?: It does indeed. OpenOffice.org Portable and Java Portable automatically work together. Just install OpenOffice.org Portable t...
by JohnTHaller
Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Update
Topic: AppCompactor V1.1
Replies: 11
Views: 10323

Re: AppCompactor V1.1

... Version 2.0 (in testing) ditches the command line window and improves command line processing... I kinda like watching it zoom thru the files myself :mrgreen: Will the command window visibility be an option or is it just being done away with altogether? Will you be adding a progress bar instead...
by JohnTHaller
Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Update
Topic: AppCompactor V1.1
Replies: 11
Views: 10323

Re: AppCompactor V1.1

AppCompactor includes 7-Zip and UPX support, which is really all you need (not to mention it's the only legal means of compressing and redistributing apps under GPL licenses). And it's smart about what it compresses and what it doesn't (it automatically skips files smaller than 4K, for example). And...
by JohnTHaller
Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Upgrade instructions
Replies: 10
Views: 15816

Re: Upgrade instructions

the proper instructions being "run the exe and point it toward your current installation" That makes sense, yeah. But I'm more interested in describing the internals of the file structure as this might also be used for backup purposes or to reset a program to its defaults. Again, information for th...
by JohnTHaller
Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Upgrade instructions
Replies: 10
Views: 15816

Re: Upgrade instructions

That confusion has never happened, nor could it. Install a new copy over the old one means *install* a new copy over the old one. It's a portable installer. It doesn't mean get some extraction utility and extract the files from it and then overwrite them over the old one... which may cause the app n...
by JohnTHaller
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: KMPlayer - media player
Replies: 32
Views: 61146

Re: kmplayer portable.

It sounds like you just have to provide "clear directions" on where to find the source code, not host it on your servers. And that's only GPLv3. That's not correct. You have to distribute the source yourself according to the Free Software Foundation. Specifically: I downloaded just the binary from ...
by JohnTHaller
Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: KMPlayer - media player
Replies: 32
Views: 61146

Re: kmplayer portable.

JohnTHaller, can you share your thoughts on this: You redistribute some apps which utilize FFmpeg in some way, i.e. Google Chrome Portable SMPlayer Portable VLC Media Player Portable None of which contain the source code to FFmpeg. Are these apps not in violation? We don't redistribute Google Chrom...
by JohnTHaller
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: KMPlayer - media player
Replies: 32
Views: 61146

Re: kmplayer portable.

I just looked through the 7-zip distribution of VLC direct from the web site. It doesn't seem to have any source code at all. The readme file seems to say there should be an \src directory but it doesn't exist. A quick search seems to say that FFmpeg is in VLC (http://wiki.videolan.org/FFmpeg) and ...
by JohnTHaller
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: KMPlayer - media player
Replies: 32
Views: 61146

Re: kmplayer portable.

On the KMPlayer's licensing violations, the details are included here: http://roundup.ffmpeg.org/issue820 It appears they are violating multiple things, including compiling two libraries together which actually makes them legally unredistributable. In addition, they are distributing a GPLed/LPGLed b...
by JohnTHaller
Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: KMPlayer - media player
Replies: 32
Views: 61146

Re: kmplayer portable.

That version has legal issues. Actually, all versions of KMPlayer have legal issues. It includes code under the GPL illegally taken from the FFMpeg project as well as others. They stole work from Media Player Classic as well. You'll find them listed in FFMpeg's hall of shame: http://ffmpeg.org/sham...
by JohnTHaller
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: .NET Applications
Replies: 42
Views: 56228

Re: .NET Applications

As requested, I have updated my .NET inclusion and compatibility matrix to also include information on non-Windows PCs like Mac, Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris (but have excluded smart phones and similar from the mix): http://johnhaller.com/jh/useful_stuff/dotnet_portable_apps/ I also added in informati...
by JohnTHaller
Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: .NET Applications
Replies: 42
Views: 56228

Re: .NET Applications

BTW the listing is flawed in that it thinks there are <= 0% Non-Windows PCs. I wonder if the NetApp is too. That's done on purpose, since we're only really concerned with Windows PCs in relation to the portability of .NET. So I adjusted it to exclude Mac, Linux, iPhone, etc. We already know that a ...