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Portable App Installer

This application technaclly is portable. It, however, was not intended for portable use. It was made for downloading programs and installing them automatically. It currently has a number of programs from portableapps.com and a few other apps.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pa-install

Note: this is open source/MITed.

Features:

Auto-Update: I can update the application list on my site and it will get the new apps. This can be disabled by deleting the updateiniurl key (or by setting it to an empty string).
Direct Copy: Dont't extract, copy.
Batch Command: run a batch command when the install is completed (to rename files, delete files, create files, etc.) [Note: this will now prompt before executing]
7-Zip and Universal Extractor: PAI Extracts archives using 7-Zip by default installation. UniExtract can be used instead.

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Cool.

Pretty handy. Nice work

EDIT:

I added all the "Non-PortableApps" apps, and it downloaded them, and began installing them for a whiel, (It's cool to watch it automaticially do everything) And then. It's all like...

For the beta release:

Archive/Installer to extract:
Installer\downloads\6.exe

Destination directory:
f:\\PortableApps\

Blah blah blah....

And popped up with...

Installer\downloads\6.exe does not exist.
Please select a valid file.

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Have...

It came like that to me, have you downloaded the archive?
And for the creator, thanks, I find no bugs, maybe John will modify it with a bit more design? I'ts not important though, and people keep asking John for an installer like this. Anyways well done! Hope to see some more soon!

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@Have Some Patience: I don't

@Have Some Patience: I don't get any errors.

I am wondering if I should replace Universal Extractor with 7zip. 7z has a command line version that would be "safer." (Meaning that you can use a different window when installing.)

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I now have a sourceforge

I now have a sourceforge page and a new version is out.

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Your

link doesn't work...? Just me?

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Not

just you.
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What link? The one in the

What link? The one in the main post?

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Yea...

That one's not working for Me. I'll try it later tho.

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Link

The "www.mi3.ig3.net" link.

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Sorry it shoudn't have the

Sorry it shoudn't have the www.
The sourceforge link is at the top.

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Very Nice

Very nice, but I would like to see it possible to download them to the desktop, "My Documents", or other folder on the PC so that you could test them, etc. Oh, and I know that some did not exist then, but you should have all apps (KompoZer Portable, KeePass, others) listed.

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Good idea. This is primarily

Good idea. This is primarily for new users so they can get started.

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Okay

Okay. Well, keep it up!!

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This is.

So awesome. Is it redistrubutable?

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Yes, It is released under

Yes, It is released under the MIT license. (More free than the GPL.)

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Alright, awesome.

Thanks. It's really great for people who are really new with computers and don't even know how to navigate throught Explorer. You just select the drive. Which, it rules out the local drives, (handy) and go.

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hey MISIIM

hey MISIIM you should change you sig link. John has a rule that non-personal sites are not allowed in the signiture

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Sorry, I didn't know.

Sorry, I didn't know.

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SWEEEEET!

I used this a few days a go and it is awesome, thanx!

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I have just added some more

I have just added some more features. Portable App Installer now prompts before executing a batch command (for security purposes). 7-Zip is now used by default for extracting archives. Universal Extractor can be used but is not included because it is not totally opensource (some programs it includes are opensource) and cannot be hosted on sf.

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Yeah, MISIIM

Could I bundle this wonderful app with my future portable application suite?

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Yes, Under the terms of the

Yes, Under the terms of the MIT License (main program) and the LGPL (7-Zip).

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Nice

Just took a look. Very nice.
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