Dropbox (JPE Launcher)-----TESTERS NEEDED

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Dropbox (JPE Launcher)-----TESTERS NEEDED

#1 Post by Napiophelios » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:59 pm

about Dropbox
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Dropbox is software that syncs your files online and across your computers.
Put your files into your Dropbox on one computer, and they'll be instantly available on any of your other computers that you've installed Dropbox on (Windows, Mac, and Linux too!) Because a copy of your files are stored on Dropbox's secure servers, you can also access them from any computer or mobile device using the Dropbox website.


I have a list of needed components there for referance,please read it.

Only during install does the program seem to make any registry entries

The jpe portable should not interfere with any installed versions of Dropbox.

If you set up your dropbox with a custom sync folder other than My Documents Location
and you want it sandboxed, make sure the name and location are reflected in the jauntePE ini for redirection.

I believe the user will need to "delink" the machine using the Dropbox options (systray menu) before closing the app if using on multiple machines.

I would suggest using Empathy or some other exe lock to secure your launcher with a password because you will be automatically logged in.

Here's an AutoIT version posted here at TPFC awhile back to check out :)
There is another portable version in the Dropbox forum but it requires dotnet.
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Re: Dropbox (JPE Launcher)-----TESTERS NEEDED

#2 Post by rokth » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:03 pm

anything come out of this?
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Re: Dropbox (JPE Launcher)-----TESTERS NEEDED

#3 Post by Napiophelios » Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:25 pm

I use it on occasion.

You lose the shell integration by using the wrapper
but I dont use the program enough to care.
Basically I just avoid having to re-install it the few times I have needed to use it.

I tested it on several computers in the house (all XP) and had everything work ok,
but each machine has its own settings created so actual portability is limited.
On first run using a new machine,you have to go thru a dialogue to link your portable to an account.

I cant remember how the portable behaves with multible host info,
I think the settings must be destroyed before using on a new machine.
Hence I dont think multiple settings can be used/stored.

If you use the program often enough
I wouldnt even bother with this wrapper business.

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#4 Post by crownixx » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:30 am

I downloaded your package and give a shot. Here's my result:

I have Dropbox installed locally. Lets say give "My Dropbox" folder name for it as "My Dropbox (local)". My computer name is CROWNIXX
Then I run your Dropbox JPE in my XP virtual machine which have a computer name JOHNDOE. Lets give "My Dropbox" folder created in Data\User\Documents\My Dropbox as "My Dropbox (portable)"

If I created a Test.txt in My Dropbox (local), My Dropbox (portable) manage to update successfully. The Test.txt appear in My Dropbox (portable).
If i edit the existing Test.txt in My Dropbox (local), it will also be updated in My Dropbox (portable) successfully.

But, if I created a Test.txt in My Dropbox (portable), My Dropbox (local) fail to receive receive Test.txt
And if i edit the existing Test.txt in My Dropbox (portable), it fail to update Test.txt inside My Dropbox (local). Not just that, the action of editing will cause the existing Test.txt in My Dropbox (local) to be deleted.

I'll post tomorrow if i can find the cause of the problem
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#5 Post by Napiophelios » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:38 pm

Well,with my new understanding of SpecialFolders function,there are several launchers I have posted that need to be redone,especially this one.
I appreciate your patience Crownixx,this opens a whole new door for reducing JPE's burden by being able to specify filesystem redirection for predictable programs.I have been using NSIS lately to make my portables for this very reason.I usually let JPE just redirect everything,but now I imagine my JPE portables will be much more responsive on my limited system resources.
Thanx man.

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#6 Post by crownixx » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:37 pm

You're welcome..

On previous problem where we fail adding new file using My Dropbox (portable). I created my own Dropbox JPE package and it can work without any problem. The problem of your Dropbox package is you are using an old jauntePE.dll build 17. Simply replace it to jauntePE.dll build19 and the problems are solved.

Other than that, i dont have any problem running Dropbox JPE on different machine and the settings are maintained.
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Re: Dropbox (JPE Launcher)-----TESTERS NEEDED

#7 Post by Napiophelios » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:29 pm

Alrighty,I remade the launcher with a few changes.

changes:
  • -If the user's "My DropBox" is configured in its default location it will be redirected (placed next to the jpe launcher).
    -SpecialFolders function implemented for easier access to files.
    -Filesystem is the only thing being redirected.
    -Replaced the jpe.dll with updated version.
I no longer have access to multiple computers so I dont know if the same settings can be used on different machines.

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#8 Post by Magibon » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:53 am

I was very excited to say the least when i saw this post.
I used to be an avid Dropbox user, until i started to get into portable/stealth applications.

I tried your launcher, but im not sure if i did it correctly.

First i tried extracting Dropbox's installer with Universal Extractor to get:
Dropbox.exe
msvcp71.dll
msvcr71.dll
Python25.dll

which i put where specified.

it didn't work.

So i thought maybe, i have to install it, then copy the files.
So i installed on my VM Machine, logged into Dropbox, and copied over:
Dropbox.exe
msvcp71.dll
msvcr71.dll
Python25.dll

Plus .. i also needed these:
config.db
filecache.db
host.db
sigstore.db
unlink.db

but still no good :(

1. Unable to connect to Dropbox.
2. Settings do not save.

F.Y.I
DropboxExt.13.dll is no longer used, Dropbox changed it to DropboxExt.14.dll


if you could upgrade this to Dropbox 1.0.20, i think this would be very popular!

Thanks for your efforts.

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Re: Dropbox (JPE Launcher)-----TESTERS NEEDED

#9 Post by crownixx » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:01 am

Currently i'm working to simplify the Dropbox Portable JPE set-up procedure using nsis script installer. Give me another few days for testing
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#10 Post by crownixx » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:16 pm

Sorry for the delay. I have simplified some of the portable set-up steps but i can't automate the dropbox setup wizard. So please read the Installing procedure in the topic.

https://sourceforge.net/apps/phpbb/jaun ... 11&start=0
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Re: Dropbox (JPE Launcher)-----TESTERS NEEDED

#11 Post by Magibon » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:28 pm

crownixx wrote:Sorry for the delay. I have simplified some of the portable set-up steps but i can't automate the dropbox setup wizard. So please read the Installing procedure in the topic.

https://sourceforge.net/apps/phpbb/jaun ... 11&start=0

thank you crownixx!

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#12 Post by joby_toss » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:35 pm

Thank you!

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#13 Post by crownixx » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:42 am

Magibon wrote:thank you crownixx!
joby_toss wrote:Thank you!
You're welcome. Does it work?
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#14 Post by joby_toss » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:47 pm

Works for me!

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Re: Dropbox (JPE Launcher)-----TESTERS NEEDED

#15 Post by tproli » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:34 am

Dropbox experimental beta test of the new Photo Upload feature:

During this beta period, we are also offering additional free space to test automatic uploading of photos and videos. For every 500MB of photos and videos automatically uploaded, you'll receive another 500MB space bonus, up to 5GB total.

http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=53808

JPE Dropbox won't trigger the "Photo Import Wizard" (at least on WinXP), therefore if you would like to participate you have to install the beta Dropbox client. I use my own Dropbox JPE but I guess all JPE'd Dropbox behave the same.

I did it but nothing happened when clicked OK on the import wizard. The solution is to copy msvcr71.dll to "C:\Program Files\Dropbox" (as you can read in the comments at the Dropbox beta forum).

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