webfork wrote:Some people on the site don't care for the PortalbleApps format and prefer the Universal Extract route, so its important to offer both. Additionally, while the extract instructions for the PortableApps version aren't really something we need to explain, Hydaral's method does require explanation, so it seems reasonable to note under the official description noting that PA's format is more stealth and let visitors choose.
Which is just fine, but given that the portable version that RedNotebook's own publisher suggests you use is the PortableApps.com Format version, it makes far more sense for the PA.c Format version to be the primary version and list the manual extract, unstealth process as an option for users who want it that way.
I'm with webfork here, some of us prefer to use the natively portable version (even if it's not 100% stealth), I only resort to PA.com versions if I really cannot be bothered figuring out if an app can be portableised. That's not to say your contribution is not valued, I use lots of PA.com apps, I just wish that every single one of them was natively portable, as soon as they are I will stop using the PA.com version.
I'm of the opinion that the natively portable version should always be the main one in the DB and the PortableApps version should be mentioned as an alternative, if people specifically want PA.com versions then there is a whole site for that.
Also, WRT the portable version listed on the official RedNotebook site, I wonder why they didn't mention that the native version has the "portable=1" option?