PortableApps.com is proud to announce that PortableApps.com Installer 2.0 has been released along with the updated PortableApps.com Format Specification 2.0. The PortableApps.com Installer allows you to quickly package your portable apps in an easy-to-use installer without having to write or compile any code. This release enables full Unicode support, has improved graphics and response time, adds full support for the upcoming PortableApps.com Updater and more. The updated PortableApps.com Format Specification and installer are now available for outside developers to use and can be used freely with free open source and freeware applications. Commercial use is available by contacting PortableApps.com.
PortableApps.com Installer Features
The PortableApps.com Installer allows you to easily package your portable apps. It features:
- Proven NSIS installer core
- Excellent compression for distribution
- Easy configuration with no coding required
- Multilingual with 69 Languages and Full Unicode Support
- Optional sections
- Automatic integration with the PortableApps.com Platform
- Works from command line and Send To (just pass the portable app's main directory, e.g. X:\PortableApps\FileZillaPortable)
- Interactive mode to assist with missing entries
- Licensed for use with free open source and freeware
- Commercial use by contacting PortableApps.com
What's New in the Format and Installer?
This update to the PortableApps.com Format and Installer adds full unicode support for all 69 supported languages, meaning the end-user can run the installer and see it in their native language regardless of the language Windows is set to. Support for 11 new languages has been added including Cibemba, Efik, Georgian, Igbo, Khmer, Malagasy, Pashto, Swahili, Valencian, Vietnamese and Yoruba.
Full support for the upcoming PortableApps.com Updater has also been added, allowing you to fully automate your application management in the PortableApps.com Platform once 2.0 has been released.
For existing apps - This new updater version will automatically update your application to the new 2.0 format. The one exception is the new appicon_128.png within AppInfo, a new 128px PNG icon for future use. Though not required, it is suggested that all publishers include this from now on.
This update of the PortableApps.com Installer allows software publishers to package their apps using our popular tools. Open source projects can use our installer (and all source is included and licensed under the GPL) and release their own PAF files. Freeware publishers can also use our installer with no special permission. Commercial publishers can contact us for permission.
Get Help Packaging for PortableApps.com
If you need help packaging your software in PortableApps.com Format or using the PortableApps.com Installer, just post a note to the Development Forum and we'll help you out.
PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format
PortableApps.com Installer is packaged, appropriately, as 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.
The PortableApps.com Installer is available for immediate download from the PortableApps.com Installer homepage. Get it today!