Skype Portable 4.2.0.152 Released

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Skype Portable 4.2.0.152 Released

#1 Post by JohnTHaller » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:32 am

Hi all. Just posted Skype Portable 4.2.0.152 at PortableApps.com. This version properly handles both the Skype settings portably, the empty Skype directory left in APPDATA and your Skype PM logs, so it should be considered 'stealth' by PFC standards. Any issues, just let me know.

http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/skype_portable

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Re: Skype Portable 4.2.0.152 Released

#2 Post by guinness » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:05 am

Updated. But still not Stealth[?] because it writes outside of the application folder. Can you not include in your NSIS script to delete this folder upon exit? - It does!

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Re: Skype Portable 4.2.0.152 Released

#3 Post by JohnTHaller » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:54 am

guinness wrote:Updated. But still not Stealth[?] because it writes outside of the application folder. Can you not include in your NSIS script to delete this folder upon exit?
It does, or at least it's designed to. The %APPDATA%\Skype folder is deleted on exit (as long as it wasn't already there from a local install of Skype). I've tested this on a few boxes including my Windows 7 x64 Ultimate box and it works as designed. What OS are you experiencing the issue on? What's your install path of the portable version? Is Skype installed locally? Does %APPDATA%\Skype exist before you run it?
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Re: Skype Portable 4.2.0.152 Released

#4 Post by joby_toss » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:29 am

Thank you, John!

It doesn't leave traces for me (win7x64).

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Re: Skype Portable 4.2.0.152 Released

#5 Post by freakazoid » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:15 pm

John, does Skype Portable handle upgrades well?
I'm concerned b/c Skype Portable is an online installer.

Also does this version address the /secondary command line issue - allowing for multiple instances of Skype to be opened?

[EDIT]
Looks like there's an upgrade routine.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Skype Portable 4.2.0.152 Released

#6 Post by JohnTHaller » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:02 pm

freakazoid wrote:John, does Skype Portable handle upgrades well?
I'm concerned b/c Skype Portable is an online installer.

Also does this version address the /secondary command line issue - allowing for multiple instances of Skype to be opened?

[EDIT]
Looks like there's an upgrade routine.
Yes, Skype Portable handles upgrades like all PortableApps.com Format apps. What we call in-place upgrades (just install the new one over the old one). All our online installers handle it just as well. All data is preserved. Plugins and addons in supported locations are preserved as well.

No, we don't currently support the /secondary switch due to a bug within Skype itself. Even in /removable mode, your Skype chat logs are stored in %APPDATA%. So, if two copies of Skype are running, both get stored there, and we're unable to differentiate the portable logs from the local ones. If there were a better way to handle it, I'd definitely look into it.
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Re: Skype Portable 4.2.0.152 Released

#7 Post by JohnTHaller » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:44 pm

I just double-checked this on my clean Windows 2000 VM and no registry keys, files or folders are left behind. So, guinness, I'm still unable to reproduce your issue.
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Re: Skype Portable 4.2.0.152 Released

#8 Post by freakazoid » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:16 pm

Confirmed, when you close Skype, the folders in %appdata% are deleted.
is it stealth? ;)

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#9 Post by guinness » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:48 pm

Whoops! I just tested again (was having problems with my XP) and everything was OK this time :) I read your post a little wrong last time, I thought you implied that the empty folder wouldn't be handled. So apologies to you all.
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Re: Skype Portable 4.2.0.152 Released

#10 Post by JohnTHaller » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:32 am

guinness wrote:Whoops! I just tested again (was having problems with my XP) and everything was OK this time :) I read your post a little wrong last time, I thought you implied that the empty folder wouldn't be handled. So apologies to you all.
Glad to hear it, guinness. :) Any other issues, just let me know.
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