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VirusTotal competion?

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Submitted by Pyromaniac on November 12, 2011 - 1:59pm

I stumbled across this article about IObit Cloud, an alternative to other sites like VirusTotal, talking about how it works and the guys perspective on it.

I tried it out, uploading FirefoxPortable.exe and Halo SightJacker (SightJacker.exe), which is not a virus, but Sophos has been freaking out over it lately for very suspicious behavior (it lets you spy on other players in Halo to see if they use bots).

Here are the results:

"Creating a Portable App"

Submitted by Aluísio A. S. G. on November 3, 2011 - 10:26pm

I am currently working on a series of posts about the development cycle of a portable app. This guide will cover all major aspects of portable apps: since the definition of "portable app" (and a bit of history), licensing issues, trace detection and analysis, until the official release.
I hope to be able to post within a 1 week/month interval. Meanwhile, drafts can be found at my website.

Quick Update (2011-07-10): Content Delivery Network, New App, Hosting, Full Status Update Expected By Tuesday July 19

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 10, 2011 - 8:55pm

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. Update (2011-05-21): App Directory Localized, Themes, Finances Update, Server Issue Fixes

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Submitted by John T. Haller on May 21, 2011 - 6:49pm

July 6th Update: The next status update will be posted later this week!

logoIt's time for a (bit belated) update on the goings-on of 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...

PAL 2.1 released, 2.2 underway

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Submitted by Chris Morgan on May 18, 2011 - 9:21pm

The Launcher 2.1 has been released! Somehow it managed to take ten and a half months after 2.0 before 2.1 was released (five and a half since Beta 2), but it's finally here. Now on to 2.2.

I would again like to remind developers of two things for using PAL 2.1:

Future of Gramps Portable

Submitted by Bart.S on May 5, 2011 - 11:58am

Dear users, does anyone want or need more dependencies bundled by default?
Gramps Portable includes:

  • Python, GTK, pygtk, pygobject, pycairo (since 3.2.5)
  • pyGoocanvas and Goocanvas (required for Graph View addon) [+1.5 MB] (added as from 3.3.0-1)
  • pyexiv (required for Image Metadata Gramplet) [+6.5 MB] (added as from 3.3.0-1)
  • PyICU (better Unicode support) [+7.8 MB] (added as from 3.4.3)

These packages could be added (Gramps Portable 3.4.7 or later): Update (2011-04-27): Finalized Default Theme, Last Set of Translations, Sneak Peek of 2.0

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    Submitted by John T. Haller on April 27, 2011 - 1:19am

    logoHere's a quick status update on the goings-on of 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

    Help Translate 2.0: New Translation Strings Posted

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    Submitted by John T. Haller on April 26, 2011 - 12:49am

    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.