THANKS FOR TESTING, THIS HAS BEEN RELEASED:
Yes, you read that right. This is a quick 1.6 Beta
Due to the work still being done on 2.0, we're going to do a quick 1.6 release with many of the features from the 2.0 Beta 3 release. This gets a new, stable, more full-featured version of the platform out there while we finish up the remaining features.
So, what are the changes from 2.0 Beta 3? Well, we had to disable a couple things:
No Theming - First off, theming is disabled. The theming format isn't quite done, so we don't want folks using them on the main branch yet. If you install over an existing 2.0 install, be sure to switch back to the default theme first.
Ok, so what's new since the 2.0 Beta 3 release?
Eject - There is now an integrated eject feature courtesy of USB Disk Ejector (also written in Delphi). When you click Eject, it'll eject the current drive. Unless it's your Windows/System drive, in which case it will just exit.
Windows 7 Taskbar Icon - On Windows 7, the PortableApps.com Menu will now appear on the taskbar in addition to the systray. This makes it MUCH easier to work with on Windows 7. Sadly, it's not pinnable if you're running from an external drive.
Updated Locales - All the locales have been updated to the current submissions from everyone for the 2.0 release.
Improved installer - Just works a bit better.
WHAT'S NEW IN 1.6 BETA 2?
- [BUGFIX] Installer no longer overwrites menu settings
- [BUGFIX] No more minimized window under 2000/XP/Vista
- [BUGFIX] System tray icon under Wine fixed
- [BUGFIX] Extra Croatian translation removed
- [FEATURE] Disable Win7 taskbar within the INI's [Display] section by setting Windows7TaskbarIcon=false
- [FEATURE] Manually setting fade in/out is re-enabled and should work properly but may be buggy in Windows 7 with the taskbar on
- [REFINEMENT] The icon shown within Windows Explorer for the drive is now a high-quality icon of the PA.c USB drive as seen on the Suite page
Ok, so, please download it and give it a try:
Download PortableApps.com Platform 1.6 Beta 2 [1.6MB]
Please test this and report back as soon as you can.
PS - For those wondering about 2.0 Beta 3, I'll post a 2.0 Beta 3.1 tomorrow afternoon with all these new bits and then we'll work on moving forward from there.
Menu Fade - May be buggy in Windows 7 with the taskbar icon enabled