The BEST tutorial i found to make portable apps with NSIS

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The BEST tutorial i found to make portable apps with NSIS

#1 Post by pplknownothin » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:57 pm

http://www.scribd.com/doc/3906049/Make- ... -With-NSIS

a very in-depth tutorial a must see. :D

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These are the same

#2 Post by handsomejoe.boy » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:24 pm

All the steps in this are automated in that portable builder

http://rapidshare.com/files/157407239/P ... RACTOR.exe

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yeah...

#3 Post by pplknownothin » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:58 am

haven't tried that program out yet but I really don't trust things like that...does everything automatic and dealing with registries just make me a lil nervous.

anyway this tutorial is for noobs (like me) who what to use NSIS to make a application portable, and this is the best one I've found that explains how and what everything works/does.

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Re: yeah...

#4 Post by m^(2) » Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:34 am

pplknownothin wrote:haven't tried that program out yet but I really don't trust things like that...does everything automatic and dealing with registries just make me a lil nervous.
And that's good. There will never be 100% correct way of portabilizing stuff that doesn't use virtualization.

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Automated

#5 Post by handsomejoe.boy » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:24 am

It automate it and still let you change all settings; it is not locked like a thinapp but is open so you can alter everything

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Re: Automated

#6 Post by m^(2) » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:59 am

handsomejoe.boy wrote:It automate it and still let you change all settings; it is not locked like a thinapp but is open so you can alter everything
ThinApp has scripting support, so it isn't locked either. You can't alter everything, but enough to portabilise anything.
And I seriously don't see any significant difference between changing settings and writing a launcher.

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#7 Post by pplknownothin » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:01 am

...ANYWAY...

this post was mainly for the tutorial not the portable app builder (or w/e it's called).

I still recommend the tutorial over the builder..at least this way you have an understanding on what the program is doing rather then relying on someone else's script.

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#8 Post by Kermode » Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:30 pm

Doesn't that builder have a proper website?


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