Biniware Run [DotNET launcher]

Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
Message
Author
alexandrudicu
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:31 am

Biniware Run v.1.8.0.0

#16 Post by alexandrudicu » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:52 pm

Biniware Run v.1.8.0.0

Change log:
- New: Added support for using a custom icon for a shortcut, by using a PNG file from the icons subfolder.
- New: When choosing the user interface language, the language name is displayed instead of the language code.
- Fixed: When starting the application, the shortcuts icons are loaded twice, increasing the memory usage.
- Fixed: When deleting the last shortcut from the tree view, it is still selected even if it was deleted.
- Fixed: Pressing Tab key will select some unwanted controls when using keyboard navigation.

Download location: https://biniware.com/download/BrunSetup.exe
SHA1: 25cfe15cdb6446742fb383e20a96f8287db3c02d
SHA256: d1935316e61a9414382060c7d96f39d5e2a97e23a1849eef03259ef5f4a03058

Thank you,
Alexandru Dicu
Biniware.com

Please share your feedback, propose new features, report bugs. It is free :)

User avatar
webfork
Posts: 9913
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Location: US, Texas
Contact:

Re: Biniware Run

#17 Post by webfork » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:57 pm

Ding-A-Ling wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:01 pm
billon wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Web-installer? Just fucking why?
Is this acceptable only from moderators or can all of us use profanities?
I avoid profanities by choice. There is no site policy on this unless it bridges into abuse.

User avatar
webfork
Posts: 9913
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Location: US, Texas
Contact:

Re: Biniware Run

#18 Post by webfork » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:48 pm

billon wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Web-installer?
I don't know about billon, but I generally avoid web installer programs to help avoid security issues and I like to know what's happening on my system. Web installers were all the rage back when everyone had slow connections and you needed to download a larger program (I think Netscape had one for a while) but I'm not sure it's necessary anymore thanks to generally better Internet connections and download managers. Some exceptions include dotNET, a few Linux thumbdrive creators, and PortableApps Platform, though that's more of an automated update rather than a small installer present to download a larger file.

alexandrudicu
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:31 am

Re: Biniware Run

#19 Post by alexandrudicu » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:05 pm

webfork wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:48 pm
billon wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Web-installer?
I don't know about billon, but I generally avoid web installer programs to help avoid security issues and I like to know what's happening on my system. Web installers were all the rage back when everyone had slow connections and you needed to download a larger program (I think Netscape had one for a while) but I'm not sure it's necessary anymore thanks to generally better Internet connections and download managers. Some exceptions include dotNET, a few Linux thumbdrive creators, and PortableApps Platform, though that's more of an automated update rather than a small installer present to download a larger file.
From my experience, because the installer is distributed and hosted on multiple websites, many users will download the software from other websites rather from the official website. This creates a problem for me as a developer:

- Many users will download an old version of the software and then will send support emails about bugs which are already fixed or new features that are already implemented in newer versions. I try to avoid this kind of emails by providing a small installer (70KB) that will always download the latest version of the bigger file (188KB). The same can be achieved by the user by visiting the official website and manually download the file.

Anyway, the installer is not needed anymore after you have the software since it has an integrated update mechanism that can be used to update itself. The main executable file will download and replace itself, therefor the installer can be removed permanently.

alexandrudicu
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:31 am

Biniware Run v.1.9.0.0

#20 Post by alexandrudicu » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:09 pm

Biniware Run v.1.9.0.0

Change log:
- New: Added support for defining separators. Change the name of any node to - (minus) and it will be treated as a separator.
- Fixed: When a new empty shortcut is added under an existing node, it does not have the default icon.
- Fixed: Some context menu items are enabled in tree view even if their actions are not possible.
- Fixed: Visual styles (colors, borders, selection) are not always consistent.

Download location: https://biniware.com/download/BrunSetup.exe
SHA1: c2553def8dd1485ece740670124cc2d03cc39325
SHA256: 229582425fb6a13ab3bd1d636dadda117de42114d4767e362dca468847645077

Thank you,
Alexandru Dicu
Biniware.com

Looking forward to read your feedback.

alexandrudicu
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:31 am

Biniware Run v.2.1.0.0

#21 Post by alexandrudicu » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:52 am

Biniware Run v.2.1.0.0

Change log:
- New: Added global hot key that can toggle always on top property. This property applies now to both windows, the desktop icon and the Configuration window.
- Improved: If the desktop icon has focus it can be accidentally closed by using Alt+F4. This possibility was removed. The process can be closed from the right click context menu or through Task Manager.
- Fixed: Shortcuts tab doesn't display anymore if the Configuration window was closed on another tab and a shortcut was executed from the context menu.
- Fixed: Visual styles (colors, borders, selection) are not always consistent.
*** Registered users only ***
- New: Added advanced memory management feature which optimizes the memory usage reported in Task Manager.
- New: Added possibility to run as background process. By running as a background process, the application will be removed the from the Alt+Tab list of processes and will appear in Task Manager in the list of 'Background processes' instead of the list of 'Apps'.

Download location: https://biniware.com/download/BrunSetup.exe
SHA1: e1908e5f2b2fdef5b8115576969f8ef8213da634
SHA256: eb3c164605d4dfd65db5ecf655053dcfc43c98fbc4c487714674bb1b632c3b9f

Thank you,
Alexandru Dicu
Biniware.com

Please note that the registered users features do not affect the functionality of the software.

User avatar
Midas
Posts: 5952
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:09 am
Location: Sol3

Re: Biniware Run [DotNET launcher]

#22 Post by Midas » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:34 am

Topic update: Biniware Run v2.4.0.0 released 2020-01-03 (changelog at https://www.biniware.com/changelog.txt).

bitcoin
Posts: 260
Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:32 pm

Re: Biniware Run [DotNET launcher]

#23 Post by bitcoin » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:49 pm

i was gonna try it but not with that web installer

alexandrudicu
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:31 am

Re: Biniware Run [DotNET launcher]

#24 Post by alexandrudicu » Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:32 am

Biniware Run v.3.0.0.0

After a long period of time, I managed to update the software and give it a more modern touch. I also made it completely freeware and no more web installer. Only one small portable exe. Check the screenshots below.

Change log
- New: The application was rewritten from scratch to be able to support dark theme and target the new .NET 5.0.
- New: Added Dark theme which includes all UI elements.
- New: Added new settings: Theme, Accent color, Font size.
- New: Added a separate color selection dialog.
- New: Added contextual help. Pressing F1 in Configuration window will open the user manual on the related topic.
- New: Added file size column in Updates tab.
- New: Added labels to the tab items.

Download location: https://biniware.com/brun
.NET 4.5 SHA256: 8e9a3875f06916410815c37f8526781766136f8d955bff47c2f230e22220a88e
.NET 5.0 SHA256: 30c7d58b2e082e85c99daa08d107cb7e92cff5bfec67c51ed68da5c13d222c43

Looking forward to read your feedback.
Alexandru Dicu
Picture1.png
Picture2.png
Picture3.png
Picture4.png
Picture5.png

User avatar
Midas
Posts: 5952
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:09 am
Location: Sol3

Re: Biniware Run [DotNET launcher]

#25 Post by Midas » Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:37 am

Nice, thanks. 8)

A request for the future: could Biniware Run also possibly include a toolbar setup? So instead of a menu layout, the app would show a (customizable) mini-toolbar with icons, that gets hidden when something is run...

alexandrudicu
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:31 am

Re: Biniware Run [DotNET launcher]

#26 Post by alexandrudicu » Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:02 am

1. I can make this expanded toolbar optional, instead of showing a circle, it would be a toolbar with the circle on the side.
2. On this toolbar would stay the root nodes from the tree view.
3. Configurable toolbar width (8,12,16,20, etc) icons.
4. Expand button to display the other ones.

Something like this ?
toolbar.png
toolbar.png (8.23 KiB) Viewed 1965 times

User avatar
Midas
Posts: 5952
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:09 am
Location: Sol3

Re: Biniware Run [DotNET launcher]

#27 Post by Midas » Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:29 am

alexandrudicu wrote:Something like this ?
Image

Exactly! 8)

That would be great, at least for me personally.

5. As another suggestion, maybe you could have small tabs, for further categories and icons. (See examples from old TPFC posts of mine at viewtopic.php?p=97481#p97481 & viewtopic.php?p=49293#p49293.)

Thanks for your consideration, alexandrudicu.

alexandrudicu
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:31 am

Re: Biniware Run [DotNET launcher]

#28 Post by alexandrudicu » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:29 am

I will explore these options and make a decision. Meanwhile:

Biniware Run v.3.2.0.0

Change log
- Fixed: When using 'Auto start at user logon' the last used language is not loaded.
- Improved: If the error logging fails, a tooltip desktop icon will be displayed with the reason.
- Improved: The error dialogs were updated to include all possible details about the error, not just a general error.
- Fixed: When using 'Auto start at user logon' the app configuration is not loaded properly.
- Improved: The memory usage was reduced by unloading some unused resources.

Download location: https://biniware.com/brun
.NET 4.5 SHA256: e0f18f73adfb2a285108c8105d60ef5bcbd7d1fdfda3c51904c7398fce598708
.NET 5.0 SHA256: fe97add89c576550793f33a5f8d6f6698db0870cc26e3f86fda011450df768fb

alexandrudicu
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:31 am

Re: Biniware Run [DotNET launcher]

#29 Post by alexandrudicu » Sun May 09, 2021 2:40 pm

Biniware Run v.3.3.0.0

Change log
- Fixed: A memory leak was fixed which prevented the Configuration window to be recycled on closing.
- Fixed: Desktop right click context menu has variable width if the root level contains only nodes with child nodes.
- Fixed: The position of the vertical grid splitter is not remembered in Shortcuts tab.
- Fixed: Underscore characters are recognized as access keys in desktop context menu.
- Improved: Readability was improved by tweaking some control colors (context menu background, menu separators, menu expanders, hyperlink buttons, disabled controls)

Download location: https://biniware.com/brun
.NET 4.5 SHA256: fdc25bd7141ef5d259f343fa938b8cb62c6073a135632b5fae82641ff067b450
.NET 5.0 SHA256: 33ee25ef3d4e86dc77a6fa1c3ceaa46f47644e81b80a2e255eeb76c375651d5a

Alexandru

alexandrudicu
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:31 am

Re: Biniware Run [DotNET launcher]

#30 Post by alexandrudicu » Thu May 13, 2021 4:21 am

Biniware Run v.3.4.0.0

Change log
- New: Added a new option in Settings tab 'Auto select a new shortcut'.
- Fixed: The original 'b' icon from previous version was restored.
- Fixed: The downloaded website title is incorrect if the website is not using UTF-8 encoding.
- Fixed: Download icon is executed for local files too.

Download location: https://biniware.com/brun
.NET 4.5 SHA256: 02a114ab48baaa5da291346187ca063d925a2d46fd9064c4529247f99ed9e457
.NET 5.0 SHA256: f5def93f75b95d62f07d666d7d732061c0fed639fac197e548b22228b9b138db

Alexandru

Post Reply