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by JohnTHaller
Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Update
Topic: Task Coach Portable 1.0.9
Replies: 5
Views: 5739

Re: Task Coach Portable 1.0.9

It should be added. It's a solid app. Patrick did the work on our side to get it portable. The Task Coach devs liked it enough (as well as the idea about portability enough) to take it on themselves, so they now produce the portable version at the same time as the local one using our code (which is ...
by JohnTHaller
Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Customizing Firefox Portable
Replies: 12
Views: 18157

Re: Customizing Firefox Portable

ooo I didnt know that you guys already had second profile. but I saw you said Note that only one profile can be used at a time, even with MultipleInstances turned on in the advanced launcher INI. This is a limitation of Firefox itself. Right. Like I said, you didn't used to be able to run two insta...
by JohnTHaller
Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Customizing Firefox Portable
Replies: 12
Views: 18157

Re: Customizing Firefox Portable

edit: I just did something I thought was fairly interesting... I'm not sure if the people over at portableapps want us to modify their launchers... but I did since source code was given. Anyways I just made a new launcher that goes to profile2 folder instead of profile. It seems to work but I'm not...
by JohnTHaller
Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Customizing Firefox Portable
Replies: 12
Views: 18157

Re: Customizing Firefox Portable

um... you could always use a shortcut firefox.exe -profile (path) for multiple profiles, instead of having multiple firefox folders... you can even make it using a bat file so shortcut uses relative links. I don't know how well this works for stealth though another thing I do is run firefox (portab...
by JohnTHaller
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Customizing Firefox Portable
Replies: 12
Views: 18157

Re: Customizing Firefox Portable

Couple things to keep in mind. First, disabling the splash doesn't make it start quicker at all. The splash runs asynchronously (meaning that the launcher is still updating the Firefox internal files for path changes and then starting firefox.exe and it continues while the splash is displayed) and h...
by JohnTHaller
Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Should wrapper apps really be marked as Stealthy?
Replies: 15
Views: 46461

Re: Should wrapper apps really be marked as Stealthy?

Initially I was going to say no, but Andrew makes a very good point, that if crashed the wrapper apps (most of which I believe are jhaller "Portable App" apps) will cleanup the next time. All PortableApps.com apps will clean up properly even if the portablized app crashes. The launcher runs in a se...
by JohnTHaller
Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:06 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Appropriateness of application notes
Replies: 5
Views: 3285

Re: Appropriateness of application notes

I would still leave it in the comments. I think users who are active in TPFC community will have a general understanding & know how that UPX compression will dramatically reduce the size of some applications. UPX'ing is not for the average PC user, especially when they mistakenly UPX a NSIS executa...
by JohnTHaller
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Applications that are Private and Portable
Replies: 21
Views: 23093

Re: Applications that are Private and Portable

As mentioned, I think it may be best if you don't show .NET apps by default and allow logged in users to select to see them if they understand the .NET issues. Having it in dependencies isn't really appropriate as that section for other apps are all things you can easily add to your portable device,...
by JohnTHaller
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Portable Software Updater
Replies: 21
Views: 19723

Re: Portable Software Updater

As an alternative, you can use the PortableApps.com Updater which is built into the current beta of the PortableApps.com platform. http://portableapps.com/news/2010-07-17_-_portableapps.com_platform_2.0_beta_5_released It updates the same set of apps and is open source. The app database is updated a...
by JohnTHaller
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: 64-bit Software: Where It Fits Into Portable Apps
Replies: 9
Views: 12248

Re: 64-bit Software: Where It Fits Into Portable Apps

I believe x64 bit to still be at an early stage for both users and developers. It is, which is why we're taking a conservative approach. Nonetheless, some apps like JkDefrag *require* you to use the 64-bit version when you're using a 64-bit OS (like I am as well as 46% of Windows 7 users), so it is...
by JohnTHaller
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Applications that are Private and Portable
Replies: 21
Views: 23093

Re: Applications that are Private and Portable

Fun Facts: 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. Source? The source was Scott Handelman's January 2010 Blog Post . The data used was apparently from Windows Update internally at Microsoft...
by JohnTHaller
Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Applications that are Private and Portable
Replies: 21
Views: 23093

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: 12248

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: 11608

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: 9796

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...