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[Released] Pencil Project Portable 2.0.2 Development Test 2

Application: Pencil
Category: Development
Description: Pencil is an open source diagram, GUI and web prototyping tool which features a simple interface, extensible collection of design objects and very fast development time. This is a standalone version of the Firefox addon which won Mozilla's Extend Firefox 3 contest of 2008.

Download Pencil Portable 2.0.2 Development Test 2 [20.4MB download / 56.4MB installed]
(MD5: 683b302be7e6f7d25a2b3324443c85b8)

This app has now been officially released and is available from the official Pencil Project Portable page.

Please note: If you are upgrading from the 1.3.4 Dev Test 1 release you should rename your existing installation folder from PencilPortable to PencilProjectPortable before installation. This will ensure that all settings, stencils and templates installed in your previous version are kept, and that you are ready for future releases (and automatic updates should Pencil become official).

Release Notes:

2.0.2 Development Test 2 (2012-10-22):

  • Issue with requiring admin privileges on Win7 resolved

2.0.2 Development Test 1 (2012-10-15):

  • Updated base app to latest version
  • App icons updated to match new program icon
  • Added 256px icon to appicon.ico
  • Added appicon_128.png to package
  • Updated content of DefaultData directory in line with new version

1.3.4 Development Test 4 (2012-10-10):

  • Requires admin on modern Windows versions

1.3.4 Development Test 3 (2012-09-25):

  • Added handling for %LOCALAPPDATA%\Pencil

1.3.4 Development Test 2 (2012-08-23):

  • AppId and name changed to remove confusion with the other Pencil
  • Updated to latest PortableApps.com Template, Launcher and Installer
  • Added filetype associations to appinfo.ini ready for when the platform can automatically associate filetypes

1.3.4 Development Test 1 (2012-01-20): Initial release

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For the longest time,

I confused this with the 2D animation software by the same name.

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Yeah, I found this app

Yeah, I found this app yesterday and fell in love with it. Searched here, found the other Pencil Portable that was released here years ago and saw that they were different.

I had considered calling this release "Pencil Project" to differentiate between the two, but people can figure it out from the description, plus Pencil Project is more the name of the website than the app. The only issue will arise if you try to install both (not that the other Pencil Portable is probably even downloadable any more, it was released in 2007).

It's not a bug, its a feature.

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Different AppID

We can have two apps with the same name, but we can't have two apps with the same AppID.

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Pencil vs Pencil

We could either call this one PencilProjectPortable, since that is the name of the project or call the other one PencilAnimationPortable. I plan on releasing the old Pencil when I get a moment later, so it's going to be coming back. Not sure about the actual names. We could use those for the full names, too (Pencil Project Portable and Pencil Animation Portable), so people don't get them confused. I think that may work best. Thoughts?

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AppId and full name

I think it is worth changing the AppId and full name for both.

As you say, it will help avoid confusion in the Platform, and only renaming one still provides that opportunity.

I'll update sometime today or tomorrow, and will also bring it up to latest Template, Launcher and Installer versions.

It's not a bug, its a feature.

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Development Test 2 released

Updated to latest Template, Launcher and Installer, modified AppId and app name for compatibility with the other Pencil, added filetype associations ready for future Platform release.

It's not a bug, its a feature.

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Leaves behind files on

Leaves behind files on exit,
[ Pencil Project Portable 1.3.4 Development Test 2 ]

%AppData%
\Local\Pencil\Profiles\*.default\startupCache\startupCache.4.little

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Thanks for pointing that out.

Thanks for pointing that out. Will have a fix out soon.

It's not a bug, its a feature.

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Development Test 3 released

Added handling for files/folders in %LocalAppData%.

It's not a bug, its a feature.

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run as administrator

Thanks. great job! I found I must run under as an administrator in Windows 7?

thanks

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Thanks for that, I will look

Thanks for that, I will look into it.

It's not a bug, its a feature.

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Updated to dev test 4

Launcher now requires admin on modern Windows versions as base app would not launch on Windows 7.

It's not a bug, its a feature.

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Updated base app, plus minor

Updated base app, plus minor changes to the package.

It's not a bug, its a feature.

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Updated to 2.0.2 Dev test 2

Issue where app requires admin privileges on Win7 has been resolved. The issue was being caused by the app having been compacted.

It's not a bug, its a feature.

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