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Hurricane Sandy and (Updated Nov 15, 2012)

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Submitted by John T. Haller on October 29, 2012 - 10:55pm

Greetings Portable-Appers,

I wanted to take a moment to update you all on the possible impact of hurricane Sandy on Firstly, our servers for our website and downloads are located outside of the affected areas, so we've got nothing to worry about there. One of our US mirrors for downloads of open source software hosted by SourceForge may be affected, but the system will automatically fail over to the other dozen plus mirrors, so users will likely not even notice. You can continue downloading the platform and apps and using the website.

A personal appeal from founder, John T. Haller

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Submitted by John T. Haller on September 27, 2012 - 9:00pm

Dear User,

Today, just after the new 11.0 release of our platform and the start of work on 12.0, I am going to ask you to support with a donation. Why, you might ask, would a a popular software platform like ours need donations? Read on to find out the full story and to help free and growing for years to come...

Wow long time

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Submitted by Zach Thibeau on July 25, 2012 - 8:57am

Been a couple of years since I posted a blog post here at, so I guess I'll change that up a little.

Most of you all know I'm the main developer of PChat and PChat Portable, things are a little slow at the moment and I do apologize for that fact, been trying to balance a life, coding and well just everything in general (doesn't mean I'm giving up on PChat though, heck no I'm getting ideas on improving things :P).

Firefox 3.6 End of Lifed, Extended Support Release (ESR) of Firefox and Thunderbird Portable 10.0.4 Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on April 26, 2012 - 2:02am

For those who don't know, the 2+ year old Firefox 3.6.x release is officially discontinued and unsupported. It will receive no more security updates or bug fixes. All users on 3.6 should upgrade to the current Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 12.0 immediately to ensure they are running a secure and stable browser going forward. Installer 3.0 Pre-Release, Testers Needed

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Submitted by John T. Haller on April 5, 2012 - 9:16pm

We've got a new test build of the 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 Installer 3.0 Pre-Release 1 (and Google Chrome Portable installer) forum post. Installer Update In Progress, Short App Release Delays

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 20, 2012 - 12:15am

We're in the process of updating the 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.

Malware Warnings, Drupal Bugs and Security

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Submitted by John T. Haller on February 3, 2012 - 11:44pm

Earlier today, a 'possible malware' warning appeared about within Norton 360, Mozilla Firefox, within Google search results and similar products. This was due to an attempted hack on via a Drupal exploit Plesk exploit. No 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...