I kind of agree with MiDoJo, except I don't think John Haller's Launcher is necessary. All of Haller's apps can be used independent of his launcher, and most don't even need to be rolled up
no worries cain I don't think it's necessary either. I happily use many (OK maybe 3) of John's apps as stand alone. I've used Pstart as my launcher since I was first Introduced to portability by G4's Attack of the Show. (Uh-Oh!!! Here comes the "anonymous" many to pee on my use of the g4 word)
Original Poster wrote:
My aim is to try and create "the kitchen sink" portable archive that has absolutely everything. I am considering breaking the archive up into a "general" programs and "media" programs since many people never leave iTunes and VLC and don't need all that extra stuff.
but sadly there is no kitchen sink I mean do you go with an older version of SIW and what about choosing between Autoruns and StartupRuns (btw I use both why I don't know but I do).
What about updating I think John Spends soooooo much time updating his package and the programs in it (please note John Haller uses a original (?) Portable MSI to install his program updates) as well as his website and rss feeds. You would have to keep track of the update and continued portability of your apps (and even 1gb worth is a lot).
I know from having to bring them to his attention our beloved Andrew is not always on top of his game for updating his prog list and there are still games marked as new that were added in 2005.
It's a big job that your setting up for yourself and a payless (not the shoe store) one as these are all freeware and most licenses state you cannot charge to pass them around.
P.S. to OP I am glad you made this topic because there are a lot of "packages" out there and it gives both (all?) sides the chance to voice their opinions.