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by JohnTHaller
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Update
Topic: Suggestion: Switch VLC listing to VLC Portable
Replies: 3
Views: 5145

Suggestion: Switch VLC listing to VLC Portable

While VLC used to be mostly portable when launched with the commandline switches, this isn't the case any longer. Now, VLC creates APPDATA\vlc and APPDATA\dvdcss on the local PC. It leaves behind ml.xspf, vlc-qt-interface.ini and a font cache file on every PC it is run on. And on every PC without VL...
by JohnTHaller
Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Mozilla Thunderbird Portable privacy issue [resolved]
Replies: 11
Views: 8168

Re: Mozilla Thunderbird Portable privacy issue

@johnhaller - I couldn't find TB portable 2.0.0.24 on the portableapps.com site. As judging from this thread - http://portableapps.com/node/23080 - some people (including me) would prefer to see it as well. You're welcome to grab it from SourceForge but you absolutely should not be using it anymore...
by JohnTHaller
Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: alternative portable versions of thunderbird and firefox
Replies: 2
Views: 3491

Re: alternative portable versions of thunderbird and firefox

Any portable Thunderbird app that doesn't have a launcher stay in the background will leave your account name (which may be your email address) in HCKU. Both Firefox and Thunderbird will leave multiple traces in APPDATA and HKCU as well. Keep in mind that PortableApps.com has received permission fro...
by JohnTHaller
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Mozilla Thunderbird Portable privacy issue [resolved]
Replies: 11
Views: 8168

Re: Mozilla Thunderbird Portable privacy issue

Current version should not have this issue. It was an old bug around some Windows versions not having the registry key already in existence (although it should exist) and the launcher not interpreting that properly. TBP 3.1.6 should not have this issue and has code specifically to test and correct f...
by JohnTHaller
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Download link for x64 software versions
Replies: 14
Views: 14444

Re: Download link for x64 software versions

I was under the very wrong impression that most 32-bit applications would run normally on a x64 system. Most 32-bit applications work perfectly fine on an x64 system. The only exceptions are file managers that are 64-bit unaware (which generally won't have a 64-bit version either), things that requ...
by JohnTHaller
Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Download link for x64 software versions
Replies: 14
Views: 14444

Re: Download link for x64 software versions

Really, the only way I see portable x64 software now is with a launcher that has both x86 and x86-64 and chooses the right one at startup. Every other option is bad. But it's on devs' heads (WTF not MS devs' only?), not database maintainers. So yeah, I think it's gonna cause a lot of troubles too, ...
by JohnTHaller
Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Download link for x64 software versions
Replies: 14
Views: 14444

Re: Download link for x64 software versions

I think it may make more sense to only indicate when an x64 version is required on 64-bit Windows. Some utilities are like this. In general, there's no real performance benefit to using the 64-bit version of a given app, so most major apps are 32-bit only and will be for some time. The exceptions ar...
by JohnTHaller
Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Portable Freeware Submission - .net category
Replies: 15
Views: 10263

.NET Stats

Since it was referenced via the link to the other thread, I updated my .NET stats to reflect the current Windows OS stats from October 2010: http://johnhaller.com/jh/useful_stuff/d ... able_apps/
by JohnTHaller
Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: X-7zip (beta and stable)
Replies: 9
Views: 12650

7-Zip Portable 9.19 Beta

For folks that are interested, we just released an update of 7-Zip Portable 4.65 adding in portablization of favorites and last open folder (which involved some fun interpretation of registry hex entries) and full unicode support. We also posted 7-Zip Portable 9.19 Beta which installs alongside in 7...
by JohnTHaller
Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Eclipse
Replies: 9
Views: 7490

Re: Eclipse

Andrew Lee wrote:Application name: Eclipse

Website: http://www.eclipse.org/

Date tested: 2006-06-25

Status: Not portable

Reason: Requires Java Runtime Environment to be installed.
It'll be coming shortly: http://portableapps.com/node/22236

You just need Java Portable alongside it.
by JohnTHaller
Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Portable Freeware Submission - .net category
Replies: 15
Views: 10263

Re: Portable Freeware Submission - .net category

It should probably be a special one if it is with apps and updates not listed on the homepage or the main RSS feed. .NET apps still won't work on most public PCs (library, school, net cafe, hotel business center) as most of those are XP without .NET manually added to them. We're adding it at Portabl...
by JohnTHaller
Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: SeaMonkey - browser, email, newsgroups, chat, HTML editor
Replies: 51
Views: 81090

Re: SeaMonkey Portable

Made several entries to: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail\ username@domain.com It's your account name (not your email address unless you name your account the same as your email address instead of "Personal", "Work", etc) and it's a useless Windows feature to show your unre...
by JohnTHaller
Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Stop PEStudio Updates
Replies: 19
Views: 20833

Re: Stop PEStudio Updates

I understand your need to thrash PortableApps.com, but this is independent of that. :-P Showing an app over and over in the updated app list and RSS feed makes those lists much less useful if a given app always appears. It's that much less room for other updated apps to show and less functional to h...
by JohnTHaller
Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:08 am
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Stop PEStudio Updates
Replies: 19
Views: 20833

Stop PEStudio Updates

Can we please stop including every single PEStudio update? It's gotten to the point of being absolutely comical. There have been 9 updates so far this month. And this is after updating the last 4 days (every day) of last month. That's 13 updates in 30 days. For a pretty minor app. And the app is sti...
by JohnTHaller
Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch Portable
Replies: 6
Views: 4623

Re: Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch Portable

I can imagine it may be helpful when you want to listen to audiobooks in foreign languages and slowing it down (maybe not by 800%) will make it easier to understand. Not really. You'd be better off doing that with Audacity or similar. Paul Stretch is completely geared towards extreme stretching, es...