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Iron Portable 9.0.600.2 Development Test 1

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(Homepage) - February 12, 2011 - 4:16pm
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Application: Iron
Category: Internet
Description: SRWare Iron: the browser of the future - it's like Google Chrome, only without any privacy or security problems.

Download Iron Portable 9.0.600.2 Development Test 1 [17.3 MB download / 59.8 MB installed]

(MD5: f7fe2d771482d0de415c376ff681dfca)

Release Notes:

Version 9.0.600.2, Development Test 1 (2011-02-21):
Updated to the latest version of Iron

Version 9.0.600.0, Development Test 1 (2011-02-12):
Updated to the latest version of Iron
Updated to the latest version of the PortableApps.com Launcher
Updated to the latest version of the PortableApps.com Installer
Changed: Iron Portable uses the PortableApps.com Launcher again, but should still work with portable passwords (thanks to Mark Sikkema for getting this to work - NOT an easy job)
Note: Because of all the changes, both to Iron and to Iron Portable, I strongly recommend performing a clean installation. Upgrading from previous versions of Iron Portable may cause problems.

Version 7.0.520.0, Pre-Release 1 (2010-10-30):
Updated to the latest version of Iron
Bug fix: portable passwords should work now
Changed: completely rewrote the launcher
Changed: the launcher will not support Unicode anymore

Version 6.0.475, Development Test 1 (2010-09-09):
Updated to the latest version of Iron

Version 5.0.382, Development Test 3 (2010-09-09):
Updated to the latest version of the PortableApps.com Installer

Version 5.0.382, Development Test 2 (2010-08-24):
Bug fix: Dictionaries and globally-installed extensions weren't properly backed up & restored (thanks to Chris Morgan for report)
Improvement: Added support for activating incognito mode by changing Incognito=false to Incognito=true in IronPortable.ini
Improvement: Added language switching (thanks to Chris Morgan for suggestion & PAL entries)
Improvement: Languages are now optional at installation time (thanks to Chris Morgan for suggestion & installer.ini entries)
Improvement: Deleted most of the files from Other\Source, thereby saving a few hundred KB (thanks to Chris Morgan for suggestion)
Improvement: Made a few minor changes to appinfo.ini (thanks to Chris Morgan for suggestions)

Version 5.0.382, Development Test 1 (2010-08-22):
Updated to the latest version of Iron
Improvement: certain settings are now preset on new installations of Iron Portable (note: this only affects new installations)

Version 5.0.381, Development Test 2 (2010-07-12):
Bug fix: Iron Portable will no longer crash because of a missing adblock.ini after upgrading (only affects upgrading from version 5.0.380 Development Test 2 or earlier)
Improvement: Iron will no longer ask to be set as the default browser on its first run (only affects new installations of Iron Portable)
Improvement: Iron's download location will be set to ask, and will save files to the root of the installation drive by default (only affects new installations of Iron Portable)

Version 5.0.381, Development Test 1 (2010-06-25):
Updated to the latest version of Iron
Improvement: adblock.ini is now backed up & restored (Note: if Iron Portable crashes on launch after upgrading, try closing Iron Portable, then copy adblock.ini from DefaultData to Data and run Iron Portable again. It should then work as expected.)
Improvement: Downloads folder now has its drive letter properly changed

Version 5.0.380, Development Test 2 (2010-06-07):
Bug fix: Data was always left behind in the Registry and sometimes left behind in %LOCALAPPDATA% (thanks to vf2nsr for report)
Improvement: Upgrading from old versions of Iron Portable will no longer cause Iron Portable to lose all your settings (thanks to Chris Morgan for the code to do this)

Version 5.0.380, Development Test 1 (2010-06-05):
Updated to the latest version of Iron
Improvement: Iron Portable now redirects Iron's settings folder instead of backing it up & restoring it. WARNING: this change makes this version of Iron Portable unable to read data from previous versions of Iron Portable. Before you upgrade, you will need to manually backup & restore any settings, bookmarks, etc. you wish to keep. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Updated to the latest version of the PortableApps.com Launcher
Updated to the latest version of the PortableApps.com Installer
Updated to the latest version of the PortableApps.com Format

Version 4.0.28, Development Test 3 (2010-04-08):
Updated to the latest version of the PortableApps.com Launcher (this should fix an issue with files being left behind in the temp folder)
Version 5.0.326, Development Test 3 (2010-04-08):
Updated to the latest version of the PortableApps.com Launcher (this should fix an issue with files being left behind in the temp folder)

Version 4.0.28, Development Test 2 (2010-03-16): Upgraded the launcher to PAL
Version 5.0.326, Development Test 2 (2010-03-16): Upgraded the launcher to the latest version of PAL

Version 5.0.326, Development Test 1 (2010-03-08): Initial release (5.0.326 alpha)
Version 4.0.28, Development Test 1 (2010-01-29): Initial release (4.0.28 stable)


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As I mentioned in the release

As I mentioned in the release notes, a lot has changed since the last release of Iron Portable, both in Iron itself and in Iron Portable.

I would really appreciate feedback so I can get an idea of how well the new Iron Portable performs, especially on Vista/Seven, and fix any problems that may crop up.

As you can also see from the release notes, PAL and portable passwords are finally working together (thanks again to Mark Sikkema, who made this possible). The more tests this feature gets, the better; I'm especially looking for cross-system tests (e.g. seeing if passwords saved on an XP system work on a Seven system).

"The question I would like to know, is the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. All we know about it is that the Answer is Forty-two, which is a little aggravating."

downloading now...

downloading now...

Doesn't work on Win7 x64

Tried a clean install on my flash drive. Nothing appears when I try to run it from the platform. Task Manager shows the launcher starting followed by Iron then the Iron process terminates followed by the launcher. Windows 7 x64 does not show a splash screen and I don't see any error messages.

Edit: The fixed build (MD5 starting with 8867) solved the problem.

Not working

I did a clean install on the desktop, wiped my IronPortable folder from my PortableApps folder, copied the new one to my portable apps folder and run it from PAM and viola!, I get an error message saying that it Iron encountered a problem and needs to close.

So, as I typed this message, I thought maybe you put some custom code into the installer that would work on my flash drive, so I reinstalled directly... still no go.

I tried running from the desktop... nope.

XP SP3, Admin

Why'd you get rid of the nice splash... I liked it Sad

As kAlug noted, the problem

As kAlug noted, the problem seems to be a missing language DLL; I screwed up installer.ini by marking that DLL as optional when it really isn't. I'm uploading a fixed build right now.

With regard to the splash, I went back to the Development Test splash until this version is proven stable enough to become a Pre-Release again. Don't worry, I still have the official splash handy, and I'll bring it back as soon as this version of Iron Portable proves it can take a pounding without any issues.

"The question I would like to know, is the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. All we know about it is that the Answer is Forty-two, which is a little aggravating."

Locale DLLs

At least App\Iron\Locales\en-US.dll must be installed, otherwise Iron will crash (as noted by Pyromaniac). The installer.ini at http://pastebit.com/pastie/5654 should work.

Previously known as kAlug.

Nice catch.

Thanks for catching that. I fixed installer.ini and I'm uploading the fixed build right now.

"The question I would like to know, is the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. All we know about it is that the Answer is Forty-two, which is a little aggravating."

The fixed build just finished

The fixed build just finished uploading; it should install properly now. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for the reports.

"The question I would like to know, is the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. All we know about it is that the Answer is Forty-two, which is a little aggravating."

downloading again

hope his works...

Yep

it works now, thanks

didnt expect it to be SLOOOW

finally tried Iron along with https://chrome.google.com/extensions . expected Iron to be faster if not much blindingly faster than any of my PAF Google Chrome's. turned out not to be case AT ALL! slower than Fx's as well!

plus get this: thought this is THE browser is all about less intrusion, more privacy/security. but when went to Iron forum, they got ads that's able to plaster across screen tho i have AdBlock installed!

[BUG] Ctrl+F for anything didn't work for me

crashes about once a day, sometimes twice. until SRWare improves browser, including stop intruding with ads, not gonna use Iron too much

petition to PAF OSS Chromium still stand

petition to PAF OSS Chromium

petition to PAF OSS Chromium still stand

Petition for you to work on it Smiling

Too many lonely hearts in the real world
Too many bridges you can burn
Too many tables you can't turn
Don't wanna live my life in the real world

Official release

I believe he was talking about "officialize" this

Previously known as kAlug.

Iron, or Iron Portable?

When you say it was slow, do you mean Iron or Iron Portable? I can't help with Iron issues, and that's what this sounds like. (FWIW, Iron 9 was rather slow on my computer as well, although I attributed it to the computer's age and lack of RAM.) You might have better results reporting your issues on the SRWare.net forum.

"The question I would like to know, is the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. All we know about it is that the Answer is Forty-two, which is a little aggravating."

Updated, 2011-02-21

Updated to version 9.0.600.2 on 2011-02-21; see above for details.

"The question I would like to know, is the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. All we know about it is that the Answer is Forty-two, which is a little aggravating."

Working ok?

Nobody's posted a bug report since February 12. Does that mean everything's working well, or are people finding problems but just forgetting to post bug reports?

"The question I would like to know, is the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. All we know about it is that the Answer is Forty-two, which is a little aggravating."

No bugs

I took out for a spin a few more times, so far I haven't encountered any bugs. I'd like to see this go official. (I'd still use Firefox, though Eye-wink )

Nothing Iron Portable specific

I have used it almost exclusively (sorry, I don't think it's possible for me to use one browser entirely exclusively for more than a day) since you posted it here (till I had a catastrophic system failure the other day which I am still trying to recover from Sad), I have had absolutely no Iron Portable specific issues.
I have had a few little issues with Iron, which aren't even Iron specific (also present in Chrome), but my biggest problem with it is that when you launch it after a crash it doesn't SAY it's doing anything, it opens, does it's little recovery thing, and closes, I'd really like it if it said "Iron Portable was not properly closed last time it launched, recovery has been attempted, please close this dialog box and relaunch Iron Portable." or something to that effect.

IMPORTANT: Don't anybody read this as an issue that should block Iron Portable from becoming official, after all, it's a carry-over from Chrome Portable, and it's NOT a big deal (I really should have posted something about this under Chrome Portable instead); it's just the only thing I can report as not being an ideal PortableApp Eye-wink.

~3D1T0R

3D1T0RI have never before in my life seen a bug fixed & released that fast. Cool
John T. HallerI think caffeine helped.

PS: Enable <hr> tag in sigs? I'd like one between ~3D1T0R & the quote.

PAL issue

The recovery cycle isn't very neat in PAL as far as the user is concerned. I think I should add such a message box to remove any confusion.

I am a Christian and a developer and moderator here.

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” – Proverbs 15:1

Sweet

It took me a few occurrences to figure out what was happening, it's a great feature, I just think it needs a message box so the user isn't left thinking "Why didn't [AppName] Portable start yet? Wait, why isn't running? I guess I'll try starting it again, oh it worked that time. Weird." (or similar such thoughts)

So, should we expect a message box such as this to be added in the next Beta? or will we need to show more patience? Eye-wink

Seems to me that adding a line like

MessageBox MB_OK|MB_ICONINFORMATION `$AppNamePortable did not have a chance to properly clean up after itself last time it ran, recovery and clean up has been attempted, please close this message box and relaunch $AppNamePortable.`

between lines 152 & 153 of Other/Source/Segments/Core.nsh should do the trick (though I can't test it right now).Smiling

~3D1T0R

3D1T0RI have never before in my life seen a bug fixed & released that fast. Cool
John T. HallerI think caffeine helped.

PS: Enable <hr> tag in sigs? I'd like one between ~3D1T0R & the quote.