We've got a new test build of the PortableApps.com Installer for everyone to test. It's got a brand new look and a ton of new features including improved online installer support, improved Windows 7 taskbar integration, 2TB+ drive support, better error handling, run on finish, and more. We'd like to get a few folks testing it out so we can release it as soon as possible. You can test it out and report your findings in the PortableApps.com Installer 3.0 Pre-Release 1 (and Google Chrome Portable installer) forum post.
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We're in the process of updating the PortableApps.com Installer and Format to bring in a few bug fixes (2TB+ drive issues when used with the platform), features (automated/integrated file associations), and a new set of branding to modernize the look.
Earlier today, a 'possible malware' warning appeared about PortableApps.com within Norton 360, Mozilla Firefox, within Google search results and similar products. This was due to an attempted hack on PortableApps.com via a
Drupal exploit Plesk exploit. No PortableApps.com portable apps, databases, logins, user data, project data or security credentials were compromised. A full security audit was undertaken in the hours after the attempt to ensure nothing else was affected (it wasn't) and additional security measures were implemented to ensure everything keeps on working. The full details follow...
Quick Update (2011-07-10): Content Delivery Network, New App, Hosting, Full Status Update Expected By Tuesday July 19
We're just posting a quick status update to keep everyone in the loop. The content delivery network came online as expected on June 2nd and server performance is much-improved as are page load times for both logged-in and guest users. We've been doing a ton of app updates over the past few weeks to keep things humming along, including the new Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 6.0 Beta 1 release. We even have a nice new app, Instantbird Portable 1.0, for everyone to use. Hosting costs are still rising with our increasing popularity so we've secured another bridge loan until our next big release. Donations are always appreciated to help out with everything.
PortableApps.com Update (2011-05-21): App Directory Localized, Themes, Finances Update, Server Issue Fixes
July 6th Update: The next status update will be posted later this week!
It's time for a (bit belated) update on the goings-on of PortableApps.com and the Road to 2.0. We've got the translations in for the new app directory included with the 2.0 platform, some additional theme/chrome options, details on the site availability issues we've been experiencing, an update on finances and when drives will be available and some more 2.0 screenshots. So, let's get to it...
PortableApps.com Update (2011-04-27): Finalized Default Theme, Last Set of Translations, Sneak Peek of 2.0
Here's a quick status update on the goings-on of PortableApps.com and the Road to 2.0. We've finalized the default theme and chrome, we wound up having to do one more set of translations (due to the website upgrade delay), we've got some news on the financial front and we've got a sneak preview of a couple of 2.0 features which happen to be useful for translators as well. Read on for the details
We've posted an updated set of strings for translation for the 2.0 Platform that we could use your help with. We've added in all the current translations submitted by the community as well for review. This new set of strings is particularly important for adding apps in languages other than English as the new app directory on the site which will allow for multilingual app descriptions won't be coming out until after 2.0.
We know it's only been a couple days since our last update, but there's been a couple developments and we wanted to get input from the community on them. 2.0 is getting a new theme and we want your thoughts on it. Also, translations are still needed for a couple dozen languages so if you or someone you know has the time and the ability to help out, please do! Read on for the details
PortableApps.com Status Update (2011-04-17): Translations for 2.0, 2.0 Platform Schedule, Site Upgrade Progress, etc
It's time for another 'PortableApps.com Status Update' on what's new in the last week. We've got the finalized translation strings for 2.0 available, a slightly revised 2.0 release schedule, progress update on the site upgrade, 126 new apps in 126 days, the status of additional new app releases, and more. Read on for the details
PortableApps.com Status Update (2011-04-10): Platform 2.0 Release Date, Site Upgrade Progress, New Release Status
It's time for another 'PortableApps.com Status Update' on what's new in the last week. We've got the finalized 2.0 release schedule, new platform translation strings tomorrow, progress update on the site upgrade, 126 new apps in 126 days, the status of additional new app releases, getting caught up on app updates and more. Read on for the details