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Re: yaP - yet another Portablizer

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:41 am
by Midas
tproli wrote:What do you mean on updating the OP? There's nothing about version info there, but maybe we are not talking about the same post (the first post in this topic).
  • That's exactly what I meant, tproli.

    Excuse me if I am acting like a pampered brat here, but my expectation for the forum thread is for it to reflect the evolution of the project -- as a lot of us, myself included, came to rely on it as quick path to portability.

    No need to destroy the post historic significance, only add relevance and usefulness to it...

    E.g., take the custom at XDA-Devs babelic forums (random example: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr ... ?t=3012227). In case of a program, the firs post (or the next) usually contains the most relevant info (or pointers to relevant posts) about the topic subject so newcomers aren't required to read kilometric threads just to find the essential information... or wander offsite, for the matter. ;)

Re: yaP - yet another Portablizer

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:33 am
by ripu
Can't thank you enough for making yaP and sharing it. I have one question. If I use

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-regkey = HKCU\Software\ABC :: ifempty
it will check if there are any value directly in HKCU\Software\ABC. But, if there is another key inside ABC e.g. HKCU\Software\ABC\XYZ, and HKCU\Software\ABC is empty; it still deletes HKCU\Software\ABC. Is there any way to delete only when ABC does not have any value and other key inside?

Re: yaP - yet another Portablizer

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:03 am
by tproli
Thanks! Just uploaded v0.7.1 which probably fixes this. First I thought I haven't included this because of a PureBasic limitation but it seems it was only a typo.

Note that the "Default" reg value will be ignored inside keys. That is, the key will be deleted if there's the "Default" reg value inside, but only if it's the only reg value.

Re: yaP - yet another Portablizer

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:22 am
by Userfriendly
For versions beyond v0.6 build 19, is it not possible to directly execute .jar files anymore? Instead I think this is the new method:

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  application = {JAVAEXE}
  commandline = -jar "{YAPROOT}\App\MyFile.jar"
With v7.1, I get some weirdness when passing a command line argument that tells the java app to save files within their own directory. For example, Chatty http://chatty.github.io/ has the -cd command to make itself portable. If I use yaP v7.1 with the new way to execute .jar files, those settings files will save itself where javaw.exe is installed instead of where chatty.jar is.

Chatty by itself wouldn't need yaP but I have to use yaP to pass -cd and other custom arguments from Livestreamer-Twitch-GUI https://github.com/bastimeyer/livestreamer-twitch-gui which I also made portable with yap. It doesn't like portablized .jar only -cd Chatty. I need to pass it through the yaP launcher.

It's possible to do it the regular way which is to copy from %AppData% and back into the portable settings folder, but the reason I don't wanna do that with chatty is because it caches thousands of small files for its settings and it takes FOREVER to launch when it copies files to %AppData%. (chatty actually saves settings to %USERPROFILE% but was just saying %AppData% as its the usual method for most programs)

I can keep using v0.6 build 19 which works for it but its odd that v7.1 loses a feature.

Re: yaP - yet another Portablizer

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:15 am
by tproli
Have you tried setting the workdir?

Re: yaP - yet another Portablizer

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:43 am
by Userfriendly
Ah hah so that's what workdir does. It works. I put workdir = {YAPROOT}\Chatty\ and settings are dumped in there instead of the java folder in program files. Wonder what other applications need this method.

Re: yaP - yet another Portablizer

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:40 am
by tproli
In this case JAVAEXE is the main application so that's why workdir needs to be set explicitly. I came across only a few apps that need this.

Re: yaP - yet another Portablizer

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:26 pm
by Userfriendly
Hey tproli, I got another specific thing I need to do but don't know how. Any idea how to exclude a folder from an app settings directory from being copied? Say I do dir = %Appdata%\SomeRandomApp :: Settings and inside the Mozilla folder is a Cache folder that I don't want to be backed up since it almost always too large and would make app startup/exit too slow if copied back and forth.

All I could think of is to clean it up after its copied with -dir = {YAPROOT}\Settings\Cache. But thats not what I want. If somehow its possible to exclude or delete before being copied over on exit is what I'm thinking. If the program had an option to delete cache on exit or limit cache size this wouldn't be a problem for me.

Re: yaP - yet another Portablizer

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:37 am
by tproli
I'm afraid you can't do it directly (in one go). How about deleting before starting to copy settings to the portable dir? I think you'll need to use "restore" to avoid the "dir" command execute automatically first.

Re: yaP - yet another Portablizer

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:37 am
by Userfriendly
tproli wrote:I'm afraid you can't do it directly (in one go). How about deleting before starting to copy settings to the portable dir? I think you'll need to use "restore" to avoid the "dir" command execute automatically first.
Well the restore = 1 thing worked. I wasn't sure on how to use the command at first but I figured it out. It worked by putting it after -dir = %Appdata%\SomeRandomApp\Cache. I kept reading the description of that setting and I still don't understand why it's called "Restore" at all. I think it sorta creates another section in between [BEFORE] and [AFTER]. Basically in between the time after app is exited but before settings are copied back to portable dir. We'll I'm not a smart man but I know I learned something new I can use from now on. :D

Re: yaP - yet another Portablizer

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:15 am
by tproli
Userfriendly wrote: I still don't understand why it's called "Restore" at all
Believe me I had tough times to name this :) I guess you know that one of the hardest things in programming is adding meaningful names. Anyway, if you have a better suggestion then it's welcomed :)

Re: yaP - yet another Portablizer

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:52 am
by Midas
Minor bug report: when executing yaP v0.7.1[.4] without a parallel INI file and after answering positively to its prompt to create a new one, the INI file created has a reference to "yaP v0.6" in the header... it should read "yaP v0.7.1".

Re: yaP - yet another Portablizer

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:26 pm
by tproli
Thanks, will update soon. Software development management is a separate profession in which I do not excel I'm afraid :)

Re: yaP - yet another Portablizer

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:48 am
by Midas
You're doing great. Better than the whiner here... :mrgreen:

EDIT: common icon replacement methods (i.e., PE Icon Changer, QIcon Changer) don't seem to work with 'yaPX64.exe'. Any advice welcome.

Re: yaP - yet another Portablizer

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:14 am
by just.odd.dude
Avast blocking any download from app catalog.

https://www.virustotal.com/ru/file/0a18 ... 483727419/