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How to make portable application?

#1 Post by Phanthand » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:31 pm

Dear all expert programmer,
I want to copy my application (.exe file) into flashdrive and run if from flashdrive without install. Please tell me how to make it to portable application.
And.....
I'm working in a remote underwater vehicle and I need to find the way to hook up a camera to the PI. The problem that I have is the longest ribbon cable for the camera that I can find is 2 meters long. Not enough for what I need. Probably close to 20. There is something for the pi I can connect composite video in? Anybody tried to connect a long cable to the camera?
Thank you for all your answers.
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Re: How to make portable application?

#2 Post by loin2kolpotoru » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:43 am

There are many ways to make a application portable. For any new beginner i will recommend following free options -
01. yap - Uses direction are in the home page - http://rolandtoth.hu/yaP/
02. PortableApps.com Application Template - Uses direction included in zip file - https://portableapps.com/node/55438
Creating A Portable App: A Guerilla Field Guide - https://portableapps.com/node/14868
03. winPenPack X-Launcher - http://www.winpenpack.com/main/download.php?view.966
X-Launcher - tutorial - http://www.winpenpack.com/main/download.php?view.966
04. JauntePE - https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1452
[Tutorial] Build your own JPE Launcher quickly - viewtopic.php?t=6743

And you can also try following paid alternatives -
01. VMware ThinApp - https://www.vmware.com/go/trythinapp
Information - https://www.vmware.com/in/products/thinapp.html
02. Cameyo (it was previously freeware may have become demo version) - http://www.cameyo.com/downloads/
Creating portable apps with Cameyo - https://www.intowindows.com/how-to-crea ... n-windows/

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Re: How to make portable application?

#3 Post by webfork » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:18 pm

loin2kolpotoru wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:43 am
There are many ways to make a application portable. For any new beginner i will recommend following free options
Thanks for the breakdown there, loin2kolpotoru.

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Re: How to make portable application?

#4 Post by loin2kolpotoru » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:03 am

You are Welcome.

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Re: How to make portable application?

#5 Post by Napiophelios » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:46 pm

Phanthand wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:31 pm
Dear all expert programmer,
I want to copy my application (.exe file) into flashdrive and run if from flashdrive without install. Please tell me how to make it to portable application.
Thank you for all answer.
First thing you gotta do is find out what changes are made to the system with a fresh install of the program on a machine that has never had the program installed to it before. This includes new files/folders added, registry changes, etc. You also have to make note of what changes are made when you use the program. If the program installs drivers or starts background services you might have problems.

If you are aware of all these changes to the system, PortableApps format has proven to be the most reliable.
You just have to keep up with new changes introduced with program updates.

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Re: How to make portable application?

#6 Post by webfork » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:55 pm

Another portablizing program http://www.boxedapp.com (untested) ... I'm unclear about the license as to whether there's a free option or if it's entirely for-pay. Softpedia and BetaNews refer to it as shareware: https://www.softpedia.com/get/Programmi ... -SDK.shtml / https://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/B ... 07056666/1 and note that it hasn't been updated in almost a decade.

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