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Re: WINK

#16 Post by ChemZ » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:21 am

I remember downloading Wink Portable sometime last year and it was the full program, went to download it again recently and it was just the wrapper/launcher... weird! :shock:

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Re: WINK

#17 Post by guinness » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:55 am

I too remember this, so was a little shocked when I read webforks post about your comment. I believe this is the official PortableApps.com site/post for Wink Portable.
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Re: WINK

#18 Post by I am Baas » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:13 pm

The Wink DB entry needs to be updated; download links are dead. Suggest to switch to a yaP version. Thoughts?
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Re: WINK

#19 Post by webfork » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:52 pm

Edit: added a note to the entry.
guinness wrote:I too remember this, so was a little shocked when I read webforks post about your comment. I believe this is the official PortableApps.com site/post for Wink Portable.
Yeah I let this topic slip.
I am Baas wrote:The Wink DB entry needs to be updated; download links are dead. Suggest to switch to a yaP version. Thoughts?
Sounds good. I'm drawing the YaP steps from DirList but I guess it's something like this:

1. Create a folder named WinkPortable and then a subfolder App
2. Download the program ZIP package, unzip, and then extract wink20.exe using UniExtract,
3. Copy the contents to WinkPortable\App\
4. Download and extract the file yaP.exe to the WinkPortable folder and then rename it to WinkPortable.exe
5. Create an empty text file named WinkPortable\WinkPortable.ini
6. Launch DirListPortable\DirListPortable.exe

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Re: WINK

#20 Post by I am Baas » Fri May 13, 2016 6:22 pm

@webfork

There is no need for all that, yaP config files are available from http://rolandtoth.hu/yaP/configs/Wink.ini

Direct download @ http://rolandtoth.hu/yaP/package.php?file=Wink.ini
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Re: WINK

#21 Post by webfork » Mon May 16, 2016 4:49 pm

I am Baas wrote:There is no need for all that, yaP config files are available from http://rolandtoth.hu/yaP/configs/Wink.ini

Direct download @ http://rolandtoth.hu/yaP/package.php?file=Wink.ini
A bit of a slow response here but I’d like to fix the entry or just take it down and if we go the YaP route, I’d like to give a step-by-step on that. What do you recommend?

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Re: WINK

#22 Post by I am Baas » Mon May 23, 2016 12:06 am

Wink entry updated.

Does it run on Win 8 & 10?
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Re: WINK

#23 Post by shnbwmn » Mon May 23, 2016 2:19 am

I am Baas wrote:Does it run on Win 8 & 10?
Runs fine on Win 10 x64.

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Re: WINK

#24 Post by I am Baas » Mon May 23, 2016 7:22 am

shnbwmn wrote:
I am Baas wrote:Does it run on Win 8 & 10?
Runs fine on Win 10 x64.

Thanks. Added to the list of OS.
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Re: WINK

#27 Post by Midas » Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:31 am

I reckon Wink Portable database entry (https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=981) needs to be downvoted into private state.

- Wink is not natively portable.
- yaP launcher development has stopped years ago and its official webpage doesn't even abide secure connections (https).

It pains me to say it but, overall, this looks to me just like a disaster waiting to happen and not at all like those cases were TPFC is linking to WinPenPack or PortableApps, which have their own infrastructure to support and update their releases.

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#28 Post by webfork » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:58 pm

Midas wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:31 am
I reckon Wink Portable database entry (https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=981) needs to be downvoted into private state.

- Wink is not natively portable.
- yaP launcher development has stopped years ago and its official webpage doesn't even abide secure connections (https).

It pains me to say it but, overall, this looks to me just like a disaster waiting to happen and not at all like those cases were TPFC is linking to WinPenPack or PortableApps, which have their own infrastructure to support and update their releases.
It's one of the reasons I haven't spent much time with the yaP toolset, and have preferred reaching out to developers to request portable features.

Would you like to point to the WinPenPack version http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.634 (which is not the latest) or just take the entry down?

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Re: WINK

#29 Post by Midas » Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:52 am

webfork wrote:Would you like to point to the WinPenPack version http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.634 (which is not the latest) or just take the entry down?

For the time being and considering it's very much a niche app, I would prefer to see it downvoted into private state and see if enough interest builds up for changing that -- but am OK with any other solution. :thumbsup:

Having said that, let me say also that regardless of its shortcomings I remain a fan of yaP -- I have yet to find anything else that matches its rapidity and convenience in cooking up a portable out of any program...

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Re: WINK

#30 Post by webfork » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:50 am

Midas wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:52 am
webfork wrote:Would you like to point to the WinPenPack version http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.634 (which is not the latest) or just take the entry down?
For the time being and considering it's very much a niche app, I would prefer to see it downvoted into private state and see if enough interest builds up for changing that -- but am OK with any other solution. :thumbsup:
You're right that it's a niche app -- the main issue is that there isn't anything I've found comparable to Wink, except ActivePresenter, which is adware and liteware (some people would call it a demo). As such, I tried a variety of possible routes today to make it work but I'm coming up nil. Even the WinPenPack tool has some extra steps that don't seem to function.

In any case, the entry in it's current form isn't working and I can't say much past that. I'll request Andrew pull it down until we can figure out a resolution.

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