Submitted by Chris Morgan on September 4, 2009 - 4:16am
We're switching the Menu from Delphi at some time, it's best if we do it soon, before it becomes too big a job, and also to get into the cross-platform market quickly; currently the best-looking options are C++/wxWidgets and PHP/PHP-GTK. (For launchers as well as the whole Platform.)
Submitted by Steve Lamerton on August 16, 2009 - 2:12pm
I am disappointed to say that Toucan will not use the Volume Snapshot Service in a future version. The idea behind VSS is that it allows you to copy files which are in use, for example an Outlook .pst file whilst Outlook is open. As there were a number of requests for this feature, and indeed I too thought it would be useful I have had it on the todo list for a while, and indeed I intended to have it added for version 2.1.3 which is now in pre-release here.
Submitted by OliverK on July 10, 2009 - 4:03pm
I'm utilizing a customized GTK theme for the GIMP, called Murrina Night Orange. A copy is available here, if you would like to try or see it. You'll need to replace "MurrinaNightOrange" with whatever the name of the theme is that you're trying to get the GIMP to run in. I've tested these instructions with GIMP version 2.6. These instructions apply exactly to package version 126.96.36.199.
Submitted by Patrick Patience on May 1, 2009 - 12:28am
Patrick's back, tell a friend (guess who's back, guess who's back...).
~ you can hit me for that, it's totally deserved
So, winter if over and I say it's time I came out of hibernation. I randomly woke up every couple of weeks for the sole purpose of replying to some random forum topic. I'm sure you all missed me dearly, as I did you *waves*.
Submitted by Zach Thibeau on April 30, 2009 - 1:03am
anyways it's been a long time since I posted here in my blog at portableapps.com.
Submitted by Steve Lamerton on March 28, 2009 - 6:12am
As of the middle of last week Toucan now uses the Sourceforge Mercurial code repository rather than SVN.
The main reason for using a distributed system such as Mercurial is that it allows me to commit stuff even without an internet connection and then push these changes to the server later.
Submitted by Zach Thibeau on February 6, 2009 - 1:00pm
Just want y'all to know that I am going to be working on more releases of apps to come like NSISPortable and another release of DVDStylerPortable too. For DVDStylerPortable, I finally got around to fixing a small empty folder left behind in the appdata folder. NSISPortable is a project I took on from the other Zach on the team with the surname of Hudock. This is going to pre-release as soon as I package it up.
Submitted by Ryan McCue on January 23, 2009 - 8:50am
I've personally wanted to have the launcher and installer source code on Subversion for a *long* time, it makes things so much easier.
So, I figured, I'd put my money (what little I have) where my mouth is, and as of today, both WinMerge Portable's source and Songbird Portable's source are available from http://padp.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/
I'm not intending to include the original app's binaries on SVN, as SVN is no place for binaries. I've made one exception to this rule: sqlite3.exe is available with Songbird Portable as it's so small, and it's not part of Songbird itself.
Submitted by Steve Lamerton on January 22, 2009 - 12:20pm
Just to let you know Toucan hit 2 milestones last week! The first was the release of Toucan 2.0.4 one week ago (January 15), the tenth release of Toucan. Also on Saturday (January 17) Toucan hit 500,000 downloads.
Thanks to everyone for their support in making this happen!
Submitted by OliverK on January 20, 2009 - 9:09pm
Here's the goodies. As always, there's a nice help.html stuffed in there that will tell you all you need to know.