What tools do you use to test Portability?

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JohnTHaller
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Re: What tools do you use to test Portability?

#31 Post by JohnTHaller » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:48 am

For PortableApps.com, I use a series of clean virtual machines within VirtualBox. They're considered clean as they're a standard Windows install with just the defaults and all default Windows updates installed. The only added bit is the VirtualBox drivers to enable a fully functional testing environment. Virtual machines for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 in both 32-bit and 64-bit variants are kept up to date on our main testing rig. For testing portability, I do a Regshot of the registry and all local files on C: before and after running an app. Within the app, I try to make sure all the main functionality is accessed, especially ensuring that options are changed and saved, any "views" are altered where applicable, and that at least one file is opened/saved. Options and views ensure we catch any apps that might split settings between INI and registry. File open/save ensures we catch GTK and Qt apps that might store registry entries you might not expect.
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Re: What tools do you use to test Portability?

#32 Post by CornHolio the Gringo » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:23 am

Heya JohnTHaller.
I love all the effort You give into portableapps.com.
I myself has always trusted Your portable sofware.
Its seems "clean" and the default settings are always set for Privacy.

Love You man...

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Re: What tools do you use to test Portability?

#33 Post by JohnTHaller » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:52 pm

CornHolio the Gringo wrote:Heya JohnTHaller.
I love all the effort You give into portableapps.com.
I myself has always trusted Your portable sofware.
Its seems "clean" and the default settings are always set for Privacy.

Love You man...
Thanks. Glad you appreciate it. We try to present the best possible version of each app we package, even passing updated icons and bug fixes upstream. As for clean, we scan every app with ~40 antivirus engines, digitally sign, and confirm file hashes in the platform for a reason. :)
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