Quick PortableApps.com Status Update (2009-11-04)
John T. Haller Homepage) - November 4, 2009 - 9:39pm
I figured I'd do a quick status update since folks have been wondering what's up with 2.0. I'd originally planned on dropping Beta 4 as a final beta last wednesday and doing the 2.0 final this week. Unfortunately, that got sidelined by some extra legal and business work that needed doing and, moreso, by the fact that I decided to rewrite the PortableApps.com Updater.
The Updater was written by a few people over several months and mostly without logiclib, so it had gotten to the state that it was nearly unmaintainable, especially for interacting with the Platform they way we wanted it to (add apps, update apps, update the platform, work better with the installers, etc). So, I've been rewriting it using LogicLib and it's in a better state now. Adding onto it will be a much easier process and it'll be easier to translate.
As of now, I'm hoping to drop it on
Also, on the freeware front, we have 5 more apps about to drop, including one of the bigger publishers (hundreds of millions of downloads of their local version) that has portable versions in zip format that now wants to get involved with PA.c. This will be another publisher producing and hosting the builds themselves, which makes things easier on us.
So, hang tight. Some more apps will be out tomorrow. The 1.0 format and installer finalization will be announced shortly. And the updater/PA.c Platform Beta 4 should be out on Friday.
Update: It's not quite done tonight, so it should drop Monday now that I'm back.
New Update (Nov 13): Due to non-code-related circumstances, the beta did not drop Monday (Nov 9) as planned. It will drop shortly. On a related note, if you are an animal lover, please send good thoughts my kitten's way.