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I would like to request Dev-C++ and TeraCopy (TeraCopy has its own portable edition but it isn't in PA.c Format)
Somebody made wxDev-C++ Portable (which is based off Dev-C++) and TeraCopy portable hasn't been PAF'd yet, but there is FastCopy Portable (which may actually be faster).
Thanks for introducing me to those two good apps
There seem to be some difficulties surrounding PA.c development of both of the suggested applications:
You can find an 'old' PA.c version of this on Sourceforge (2007), but official testing never seems to have taken place, possibly because development of the base app completely ceased in 2005. You can also find several discussion threads on the forums which cover it. Recent development here seems to be focussed on Chris Morgan's work on Code Blocks - https://portableapps.com/node/18671
However, there is now a "Dev-C++ [Maintained, extended version]" on Sourceforge at http://sourceforge.net/p/devcpp/home/ which might offer some new scope.
The paf.exe version that is available on the Code Sector website doesn't appear to have been submitted here for testing so presumably can't be listed as official. I'm not sure if it conforms to the latest PA.c spec., but I will take a quick look. The very fact that it exists, however, suggests that Code Sector is unlikely to give the necessary approval for any external development to take place. In short the ball's in their court, unless anyone else knows different.
I've looked at both apps:
1. Dev-C++ [Maintained, extended version]
Initially, the program structure of this app looks identical to the original version. I'll see what I can do to put together a Development Test over the weekend.
The paf.exe file on Code Sector's site is nothing more than a self extracting Zip file and it does not conform to PA.c spec. Conversion looks like it would be a straightforward prospect, so having gone so far, I'll give it a go and see if I can get Code Sector approval.
As mentioned above, I have a launcher for wxDev-C++ that works quite well. (also on that page there is Dev-C++ but it hasn't been maintained and may be buggy).
You could drop Dev-C++ in there but there might be some bugs (fixed in wxDev-C++) that could prevent it from working properly.
Let me know if you need help.
I've done some direct comparison work today on the two "successor" versions to Dev-C++ v. 22.214.171.124 (Feb 2005), i.e. Dev-C++ [Maintained, extended version], which stands at v 126.96.36.199 (Aug 2010) and wxDev-C++ at v 188.8.131.52 (Feb 2010)
1. Both successor versions clearly have Dev-C++ v. 184.108.40.206 at their core;
2. Dev-C++ [Maintained, extended version] 220.127.116.11 seems to be nothing more than 18.104.22.168 with updated mingw files copied in to the relevant folder. There was also an Alpha version uploaded to Sourceforge at the same time (Aug 2010), which I haven't had time to explore any further.
3. wxDev-C++ offers the same core program, plus the wxwidgets programming features and seems to be very actively maintained/supported.
In my opinion (as a non-programmer), wxDev-C++ and your work on the portable version certainly seems to offer the best option at this time for the originator of this request.
Thank you for comparing those three edition
I have one question you are a developer but you said you are non-programmer ???
By my own definition I would not consider myself a programmer because I am not a proficient coder in any one programming language. To me PortableApps development is more concerned with using analysis, logic; and the tools available (and develped by others) to manipulate existing software into a truely portable format.
I enjoy the challenge of trying to make software work the way I want it to, but much prefer to leave the coding to others. It makes my brain hurt!
I used the installer version and didn't look at the portable edition thanks for information.
Thanks for looking at those two apps
Dev-C++ is open source and the source code is on its website.
It's indeed open source, and that's why I've made a few new (portable) versions after finding out that new GCC4 compilers wouldn't work properly with Dev-C++ 22.214.171.124:
You might be especially interested in 126.96.36.199, since it comes in a fully portable 7z format.
Did you post your 188.8.131.52 in beta testing ?
and Can you make full changelog ?
(I mean everything you've made change)
Instead of spamming all the changes here, would you mind receiving them by mail?
You can find my mail address in the About section of my blog.
Oh, by the way, any changes I can remember are listed on my blog.
And lastly, making a PAF version of 184.108.40.206/220.127.116.11 shouldn't be hard at all: it's already portable!
have written to the writer of teracopy and offered to put it in proper PA format and after a months time still no reply
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I've also tried making contact without success. There's also been some discussion on "The Portable Freeware Collection" website about an apparent bug found in Teracopy, but no-one there seems to have been able to get a response from the Developers either.
The only possible option at present might be an online-installer, but they don't seem to be a viable approach for 'official' recognition/listing at the present time so a last resort.
I've tried Teracopy, and I believe that it won the Lifehacker Hive 5 for copy replacements, but I love SuperCopier 2. (Which I also learned about in the Lifehacker Hive 5, http://lifehacker.com/#!5280976/five-best-alternative-file-copiers ) One advatage of it, as the article states, is that it becomes the default for drag-and-drop while running. Works port-ably, and was requested in PAF here https://portableapps.com/node/17460 .
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Thanks for the heads-up on this app. I'll take a look at this as well.
2.2 beta Development Test posted here: https://portableapps.com/node/27010
Still looking at TeraCopy