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Official Portable Apps Updater

I have searched the forums for an official portable apps updater and haven't found one. So, John please could you make an app (clearly portable) that would let us update our portable apps? Also, it wouldn't be a big undertaking. Simply add version info into each portable apps and then the program would check against the version info on PortableApps.com.

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built in

FFP and TBP both have an auto updater built in. As for the other programs just get the Portable apps feed and check it daily.
John is very busy with the PAM and keeping the apps up to date.

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Good Idea! Would make sense,

Good Idea! Would make sense, perhaps this will be part of the next release...

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I dont think so

We had some discussions about this before.The apps are hosted on Sourceforge and their mirror-based download system makes it very hard to do auto updates or something similar. Using the feed is a good way of keeping track, though. Maybe someone could write an app that checkes the RSS-feed an alerts you on new apps.

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Mirror System

Actually, sourceforge changed their mirror system. You can open the link and it automatically chooses a mirror, so there is no intervention required. This would work fine with an official updater.

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Well

I was working on one...
Maybe if John was interested with the idea... *hint hint*
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Thanks!

Gee, thanks most of you for the support of a Portable Apps Updater!

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What if...

what if in the NSI script someone added a extra line or 2, say,
!define appversion "app version here"
!define launcherversion "launcher version here"

and then wrote a program that reads that and checks it against the sourceforge repository, then downloaded the latest version and extracted it.

But there’s no sense crying over every mistake,
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Nope

That's only used in NSIS and the internal of the script. It wouldn't be accessible from another program.
Let's just say John has an idea of how to do it Wink
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Yes, that makes sense!

Yes, that makes sense!

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I'm no programmer. I'm a

I'm no programmer. I'm a hardware type geek so I can't help make it. But anything that help keep my portable apps up-to-date by updating the programs or just a pop up message that says there is an update available would be nice.

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my post a little bit up, it could just read from the launcher source.

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You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Why bother

when John's implementation is so much better. To read the source you would need either:

  1. An NSIS code parser
  2. A complecated Regex parser

Both of which would increase the size massively.
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What????

Hold on!!! What's John's implementation?!?!?!?!

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Well

It should be coming in the next version, but it reads the current version from the AppInfo directory then compares it with a net version.
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ah,

ah yes, our smart friend john comes up with everything here.

But there’s no sense crying over every mistake,
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Hello? any news?

Was just woundering, was there any news on an auto updater for portableapps.com??

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Ok, as mentioned ...

here: https://portableapps.com/node/11028#comment-63008 and https://portableapps.com/node/11344#comment-65386
the update tool is ready for testing ...

(Search is Your friens Smile )

... but we'll still waiting for the release of the new
PA platform in order to take care that all features will work with it.

Current state of the updater is:
*Support (Check) of all published Apps (old 7-Zip exe an new installers)
if a new version is available download and install will be offered
*proxy support
*commandline or ini mode for settings
*built in detection for PA Platform language settings / menu (not finished till the platform is published)
*built in detection for localized versions (if a localized version of the supported languages de, fr or it) is available this will be offered insted of en (for the language You've selected or was detected)
*built in md5 check for all downloaded packages (no install if file is broken)
*personal blacklists for non wanted apps
*use of alternativ mirrors and download source is supported, so everyone could offer own lists/downloads
*several other personal settings:
-keep or remove downloaded packages
-select personal path/directory for the downloaded files
-preselect packages (server site configuration as recommended download)
and some more Smile

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