Free UPX Portable 1.4 has been released. Free UPX is an advanced graphical interface for the UPX (Ultimate Packer for eXecutables). It allows you to compress (and decompress) files produced according to Microsoft Portable Executable and COFF Specification (EXE, DLL, OCX, BPL, CPL and other). It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Suite. Free UPX is freeware for personal and business use.
PortableApps.com Platform 2.0 Beta 5 users who already have this app installed, simply click 'Check for Updates' in your PA.c Menu to update to the new version.
Free UPX is repackaged with permission from Pazera Software
Revision 2: A fix for portablization of drive letters in the settings file was made.
- Compression and decompression executable files (EXE, DLL, OCX, BPL, CPL, SYS, AX, ACM, DRV, TLB and other).
- Easy acces to all UPX command-line parameters.
- Displaying detailed informations about compressed files: original file size, compresson ratio, UPX version, compression level and other.
- Predefined UPX profiles for beginners. Advanced users can define custom profiles.
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PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format
Free UPX Portable is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.
Free UPX Portable is available for immediate download from the Free UPX Portable homepage. Get it today!
Thanks for your work on this kiriko. And welcome to the team of developers with official releases
I believe you have forgotten to add him to the team page.
Since he has his full name in his profile, would it be okay to list his full name on the team page? Or has he previously said he doesn't want that?
That is fine with I have no problem at all!
Thanks John and thanks to the rest of the developers and testers for all there help and support they have provided.
Again thank John and thanks to the rest of PortableApps.com for allowing me to become a member and part of the community.
Hey John the current download link is not working.
It's fixed, sorry bout that. Typoed when I did the revision.
The \FreeUPXPortable\DefualtData\ directory is spelled wrong, so if you're using the default locations in the code (and it looks like you are), the settings file in that directory will never get used.
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At the moment that is not a problem for there is only a empty .ini file. And I do apologize for the mist spelling, just keep in mind that I am Dyslexic.
I'm just trying to have the program work correctly. No harm, no foul.
LOL man thats not a problem, thank you for pointing it out.
I know this isn't exactly the right place, but I can't find a support forum for this app rightnow.
I must inform you that there appears to be something wrong with this app.
I've tried to compress Firefox Portable and after that I could not start Firefox anymore. So I decompressed everything, and still it wouldn't start. The only solution was to reinstall Firefox Portable once again.
So compression works definitely but apparently it compresses something it shouldn't compress.
I've tried it with upx commandline version and that does a good job.
From the early days of portableapps.com I had some app called appcompactor. It uses upx too and it can compress Firefox portable without any problem.
Whatsmore, appcompactor has a nice feature so you can add complete folders to the compactor. Adding file by file is definitely not useful. If you want to compress portable Java that way it takes much too long to add all files separately, so please add this feature (it is already possible in UPX, so it is only a matter of adding the right switch).
And believe me: compressing portable Java really makes a difference, so you should try compression of portable Java.
Don't Do That
If you compress one of our launchers (FirefoxPortable.exe) it'll break. Permanently. So do NOT do that.
This is for *advanced* UPX compression selections on multiple files. It serves a different purpose than PortableApps.com AppCompactor. For what you want to do, you shouldn't use this.
Like John said this is not to be used on the Launchers them self's. This is for very advanced user(s). If you are going to use this for compressing an application, only use it the main program and not on the Launcher or it will not work at all.
[Fixed] Updater: Missing DownloadPath.
The FreeUPXPortable entry in the Updater DataBase is missing the "DownloadPath=" line, please add the following between lines 1067 & 1068:
Fixed it and confirmed it's working with the updater. Sorry for the oversight.