You are here

ASuite 1.4 released

69 posts / 0 new
Last post
El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
ASuite 1.4 released

I just released ASuite 1.4 stable version. For who doesn't know it, ASuite is an application launcher (like famous PStart, but ASuite is opensource launcher Smile ) for USB sticks, hard drives, iPods, etc...

Major changes:
- Added function to sort list
- Added new launcher options (custom tray icon, font options, hide tabs, etc...)
- Added scheduler
- Added window for Scan folder
- Added Update System
- Rewrited function Search
- Bugfix

Project page (on sourceforge)

Download

Full changelog

Preacher
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 9 months ago
Joined: 2006-11-13 16:52
Hmmm...

I be lookin' forward to tryin' this bad boy out!...

Oh, one other thing:

Can you come up with a new icon/logo for your app? The current one looks pretty...well...'primitive'... (esp. close-up, like when the R side panel which appears when the app first starts up.).

Just a thought.

"I don't hate cats...as long as they stay on the freeway, where they belong."
- Brad Stine

Preacher
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 9 months ago
Joined: 2006-11-13 16:52
Me like!...

Update:

@ El Sal:

I been playing around with it for about 0.5 hrs, and so far i like it.

Gotta do some more this wknd, but if it continues to shine, I will dump Pstart in favor of your app.

Why?... Well, mainly because YOU update yours constantly, it seems - PStart hasn't been updated in quite some time.

Kudos to you, sir.

"I don't hate cats...as long as they stay on the freeway, where they belong."
- Brad Stine

El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
Can you come up with a new

Can you come up with a new icon/logo for your app? The current one looks pretty...well...'primitive'... (esp. close-up, like when the R side panel which appears when the app first starts up.).
You are right, but I'm not (and i didn't find) a graphic. :|

Gotta do some more this wknd, but if it continues to shine, I will dump Pstart in favor of your app.
Thank you Preacher. Smile

chris0
Offline
Last seen: 13 years 1 month ago
Joined: 2006-12-02 18:51
El Salvador:

Two things:

1) I have final exams this week (2007.05.14), but if you want me to try to do a graphic for you, I can give it a shot. email me at chris @t oremusmusic d0T n3t.

2) my ASuite seems to do something weird. If I restart my computer, ASuite comes up with a message that says something to the effect of:

"ASuite wasn't shut down correctly. Would you like to restore your previous session?"

I suspect it may be leaving behind an ASuiteTemp.xml.

The other noteworthy thing is that I'm running it with nightwolf81's LaunchFromPort. I guess LaunchFromPort isn't closing ASuite properly?

__
chris

It is not your audience's responsibility to puzzle out what you intended to say; it is your responsibility to express yourself so clearly that no one with a modicum of intelligence and good will could possibly mistake your meaning.

__
chris

It is not your audience's responsibility to puzzle out what you intended to say; it is your responsibility to express yourself so clearly that no one with a modicum of intelligence and good will could possibly mistake your meaning.

MasterGoodheart
Offline
Last seen: 15 years 6 months ago
Joined: 2007-02-20 23:52
I love it!

Great work! Fast, small, many options. Perfect Smile

jessejazza
Offline
Last seen: 15 years 4 months ago
Joined: 2006-10-24 08:49
I just tried it out. A right

I just tried it out. A right click on the task icon seems to duplicate categories. is that a bug or me somehow managing to mess it up.

Full screen is fine. Thanks

jessejazza
Offline
Last seen: 15 years 4 months ago
Joined: 2006-10-24 08:49
Having spent a morning

Having spent a morning testing it along with PortableApps menu - I'd rather stay with Pstart. I found Asuite did one or two odd things which i don't like and its extra functions aren't of interest.

You could say Pstart needs an update but then again if one likes its simplicity it's got what you want!

Preacher
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 9 months ago
Joined: 2006-11-13 16:52
An update ain't the HALF of it...

My issue is Pstart's annoying habit of generating "corrupt file" warning messages is my usage of it so far. Even if the warnings are false alarms (and ofttimes they were), it's still annoying. TOO annoying to put up with Pstart any longer than I have to...

And now that I've tried Asuite 1.4, I no longer hafta put up with Pstart's little quirk.

Buh-bye, Pstart!...

"I don't hate cats...as long as they stay on the freeway, where they belong."
- Brad Stine

El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
ASuite isn't complex, it's

ASuite isn't complex, it's like PStart. So which extra functions? Cache? Save security? Smile

jessejazza
Offline
Last seen: 15 years 4 months ago
Joined: 2006-10-24 08:49
El Sal When i said

El Sal

When i said duplicating categories i meant the following; right click on trayicon, and one gets a list of the apps, and under a separator another list of the apps one has just used it seems. Now i've spotted that in options one can go to options>advanced>recents unclick MRU. Ok apologies i didn't spot that first - i'm a bit SLOW MRU most recent used...obvious really!

To insert the software i just went to Asuite>edit>add software. It put in an icon and then it seems to me one types in the application name (replacing noname). That's all i did with Pstart but one doesn't have to enter the app name it's done automatically.

It would seem that typing in the name is not required somehow - what should i have done.

thanks [i like it now!]

sgp
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2006-10-29 01:38
I like it! Does it support

I like it! Does it support command line parameters? With PStart I can do PStart.exe MyList.xml from the command line...
It seems that only one instance can be running at the same time, correct?
When ASuite is running and the user tries to start a second instance, is it possible for the running instance to show its window, even when it's minimized to system tray? Why? It would enable this application scenario:
1. program A creates file a.ext
2. program A launches ASuite and ASuite shows its window
3. ASuite includes a menu entry that deals with file a.ext
4. repeat 1-3 and each time ASuite shows up when A creates a new a.ext

Right now steps 1-3 work as expected only when ASuite isn't already running, but then step2 fails showing the ASuite window if ASuite is already running.

Practically speaking, with this modification ASuite could be used as an "external menu" driven by any other application.
Thanks, keep ASuite going Smile

Zach Thibeau
Zach Thibeau's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 1 week ago
Developer
Joined: 2006-05-26 12:08
Uhmm

Does it support command line parameters? Yes it does

your friendly neighbourhood moderator Zach Thibeau

sgp
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2006-10-29 01:38
I can't find a description

I can't find a description of command-line options in the documentation. Where is it, or can you explain here? Thanks

Zach Thibeau
Zach Thibeau's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 1 week ago
Developer
Joined: 2006-05-26 12:08
Well

Right click the app in the menu and go to properties. there is a tab that shows command line input box for the app you select

your friendly neighbourhood moderator Zach Thibeau

sgp
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2006-10-29 01:38
That's not what I meant. I

That's not what I meant. I was asking if there's some way to start ASuite from the command line with a different settings file, for instance:
C:\> ASuite.exe MySettings.xml

El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
No, it isn't possible.

No, it isn't possible.

El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
It seems that only one

It seems that only one instance can be running at the same time, correct?
Yes. Smile

sgp
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2006-10-29 01:38
What do you think about

What do you think about adding this new feature in the next release?
When ASuite is running and the user tries to start a second instance, show ASuite window also when it's minimized to the system tray or the taskbar? Is it possible? Thanks.

jessejazza
Offline
Last seen: 15 years 4 months ago
Joined: 2006-10-24 08:49
Features!

Having used this Asuite for a few days i have to say i like it. I spent sometime having a look at others - rlauncher, Launcher, Remora, ubspawn...

I have turned to portable apps because at work i can be using a number of machines and running OS from win98se, 2k, xp and shortly vista. Members have asked for extra features for launching like autorun etc. I don't know what has gone on on my machine at home but i had it autorun and 'hanging-up' and can't remember what i did to get rid of it. Think i deleted some files perhaps like autorun.ini Part of Asuite seems to be installed to the start programme menu - why?

However all i do know is to; put in usb, click on relevant Windows Explorer drive and then app exe. I know this might seem basic but it works on any machine/os without fail. When i do this it creates a Asuitetemp.xml but works fine. From what i can see it just executes and goes into memory being accessed from the tray icon. Which is just what one wants.

I'd be grateful if someone could explain how the launch programme has been set up - before Asuite gets complicated. There must be a place for basic simplicity - i'd be grateful for just a basic version that works as i've described. Those seeking extras would find Remora or such more suited to their needs.

SmithTech
SmithTech's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 months 4 weeks ago
Developer
Joined: 2006-11-24 18:06
Asuite 1.4 source won't

Asuite 1.4 source won't compile with Turbo Delphi 2006.
It seems to be missing some required components.
Should they be included in the source?
Or do I need to download them?
If I need to download them can you point me in the right direction?
I tried searching on google and found waht I "thought" were the right components but I either can't add/install them or it just doesn't work.
I'm brand new to the delhpi IDE and language some any help would be appreciated.

For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.

"Because they stand on a wall and say, 'Nothing is going to hurt you tonight. Not on my watch.'" (A Few Good Men)
Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.(Albert Einstein)

El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
Asuite 1.4 source won't

Asuite 1.4 source won't compile with Turbo Delphi 2006.
ASuite needs these components:
Jedi (JVCL + JCL) http://homepages.borland.com/jedi/jvcl/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/jcl/
VirtualTree http://soft-gems.net/VirtualTreeview/
CoolTrayicons http://subsimple.com/delphi.asp
FastMM4 http://sourceforge.net/projects/fastmm/

When ASuite is running and the user tries to start a second instance, show ASuite window also when it's minimized to the system tray or the taskbar? Is it possible? Thanks.
ASuite has already this feature. It doesn't work on your computer?

However all i do know is to; put in usb, click on relevant Windows Explorer drive and then app exe. I know this might seem basic but it works on any machine/os without fail. When i do this it creates a Asuitetemp.xml but works fine. From what i can see it just executes and goes into memory being accessed from the tray icon. Which is just what one wants.

I'd be grateful if someone could explain how the launch programme has been set up - before Asuite gets complicated. There must be a place for basic simplicity - i'd be grateful for just a basic version that works as i've described. Those seeking extras would find Remora or such more suited to their needs.
ASuite creates ASuiteTemp.xml (it is a temp list) for Save Security. Save Security is a feature to restore session after a crash (ASuite or system). You can disable this features from Options (besides other functions like Cache, Scheduler, Hotkey and etc...).

P.S.: Sorry for late.

jessejazza
Offline
Last seen: 15 years 4 months ago
Joined: 2006-10-24 08:49
Thanks. In options>advanced

Thanks. In options>advanced i disabled each of those - perhaps obvious to some more IT literate but i reckon it works quicker now.

What's the checklist for? Sorry but there isn't a perhaps again this is obvious to some.

thanks

El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
What's the checklist

What's the checklist for?
Checklist is asuite's function to check list each 5 seconds (default, you can change this value from Options). If a software's file doesn't exists, ASuite change its icon (an exclamation mark).

Sorry but there isn't a perhaps again this is obvious to some.
No problem. Smile

jessejazza
Offline
Last seen: 15 years 4 months ago
Joined: 2006-10-24 08:49
Before shutdown

how should one exit Asuite. I expect that is from taskbar>rightclick>exit.
If one doesn't next time one switches on, i noticed the arrows on the desktop icon are not arrows as they should be but just black squares.

Just wondering that's all - used with exit - fine.

sos1043
Offline
Last seen: 15 years 6 months ago
Joined: 2006-10-02 22:44
Options, Comments

El Salvador

\any chance this getting a 'Notes' option like PStart? Smile

I like a lot of various apps. Open source increases the overall effect.
Nice App, thank you for your efforts.

...play nice, it's only my opinion..........

...play nice, it's only my opinion..........

Ryushi
Offline
Last seen: 14 years 3 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 09:30
Hi Jeff,

Hi Jeff,

this was asked before:
But i still would like to see some type of notes entry, like pstart.
and was rejected by El Salvador:
I don't like to add features unnecessary in ASuite. It is just launcher.

At www.PortableFreeware.com you can find many portable notetaking, PIM or outliner applications like KeyNote, MemPad, ScribblePapers, NoteCase, EverNote, NeoMem, EssentialPIM, TreeLine and so on. They are much better than a rudimentary notes implementation in ASuite which would bloat it up unnecessary.

Cya Ryushi

sos1043
Offline
Last seen: 15 years 6 months ago
Joined: 2006-10-02 22:44
...ooops. Sorry, too fast

...ooops. Sorry, too fast on the commentary w/o looking up earlier post. Thanks.
Will have to look into. Still like the app, thx again, jeff

...play nice, it's only my opinion..........

...play nice, it's only my opinion..........

sos1043
Offline
Last seen: 15 years 6 months ago
Joined: 2006-10-02 22:44
ASuite Locking Up... NOT

Heay,

Though I posted this on the SalvadorSoftware forum, I thought someone here may have some input.
*********
I seem to have stumbled onto a problem, my own creation I'm sure.
Does ASuite verify the path of the software, folder, shortcut, etc (menu items), during startup? I have a lot of menu items that are inside of an encrypted folder and some that exist on a network or different workstation. I get delays or freezes of the ASuite app intermittantly & believe that ASuite is attempting to validate these menu items. I have experienced this in PStart too.

Is there a way to disable this verification or validation of the menu items somewhere in the XML (or elsewhere for that matter...)? I loathe the idea of having to make a script to run a second xml file or something else for when I don't want to be in my crypted contents or when i'm off the network. I read a post that SalvadorSoftware _may_ look into a 2nd XML file on the next release...

Any ideas??
jeff

...play nice, it's only my opinion..........

El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
Mmm...During startup, ASuite

Mmm...During startup, ASuite checks the path (file exe) of each menu item (for software groups, only custom icon or if it doesn't exist, first path) to extract icon from exe, if only cache-icon doesn't exist.

Do you disable function cache?

sos1043
Offline
Last seen: 15 years 6 months ago
Joined: 2006-10-02 22:44
Salvi, Actually, it's quite

Salvi,

Actually, it's quite often, not just startup. Results are the same with or without cache option. Is there a work around to keep ASuite from checking item paths other than the cache option?

Is there any 'Parameters (optional)' I can put in under the "Executable/folder/web page path" that would keep Asuite from checking?

How about network paths & data paths -Are they handled the same in ASuite? Want to see if there's a difference between the two. I'm going to start with a new xml file & gradually add the software & then network shortcuts & see when/where the delays occur. I'll post results.

Thx, jeff

...play nice, it's only my opinion..........

sos1043
Offline
Last seen: 15 years 6 months ago
Joined: 2006-10-02 22:44
Salvi, Well, it appears I

Salvi,

Well, it appears I have created the problem. I just couldn't find it too easy.
ASuite does not like the \\ in the Executable / Folder / Webpage paths. Some time ago (1.3?) I had used the import feature & in the process, edited the xml file adding some network paths. I got lost trying to write (in xml) to first open an explorer window, then a network shortcut in that explorer window, all in one step. Also I was trying not to call on the local workstations' %explorer%. So I just created the network shortcuts directly xxx. It appears when using '\\' in the xml will cause this freezing problem. I'll just have to find another way to call up network shortcuts (maybe a folder stored locally).

Thanks for time on this neat app! Much appreciated Smile
jeff

...play nice, it's only my opinion..........

RogerL
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 40 min ago
Joined: 2007-03-14 09:17
For El Salvador re: ASuite forum

Are you having problems with your site?

You have been posting here from time to time in the last month but your forum shows the last time you posted there was on 20 Mar 2007. All the posts since show up as no replies and their date "created" is out by 4 days.

Should I post problems here instead?

El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
Are you having problems with

Are you having problems with your site?
Unfortunately, I haven't time to manage my site and my forum. I didn't start development of ASuite 1.5, yet. :|

It appears when using '\\' in the xml will cause this freezing problem.
I will test it. Thank you for your "debug". Biggrin

King Tut
Offline
Last seen: 10 years 11 months ago
Joined: 2006-06-15 05:47
How do I make it Autorun

How do I make it Autorun like PStart? I'm thinking there's an easier way to do it other than stealing PStarts autorun file and changing some of the stuff...

Atlantis
Offline
Last seen: 14 years 4 months ago
Joined: 2007-05-28 04:42
Its easier to seel PStart

Its easier to seel PStart Autorun INF file and change the folder path and icon path.
Atlantis

Atlantis

sos1043
Offline
Last seen: 15 years 6 months ago
Joined: 2006-10-02 22:44
A tangent with \\'s in xml.....

Salvador (or anyone else listening),

As for the '\\' in the xml, I'm looking for a work-around as I need to have this in some of my menu shortcuts. I'll explain:

1) I'm in various environments thru-out the day; -several workstations and -several different networks. The shortcuts (application/menu items) appear to be validated on ASuite.
2) When I travel on different networks, some menu items won't exist and are not available, hence the delays/freezes.
3) If I remove the '\\'s from the xml (or delete the shortcuts altogether), then no delays/freezes exist @ that point, regardless of where I'm located (where the thumb drive is).
4) The menu items in question are shortcuts to network $hares.
5) Hmmm, how about/ could I/ how would I....... call up the %local% explorer on the workstation I'm on (& ASuite is currently on) and place Parameters (via properties) to point to the network $hares that I need to access? %local% explorer as I am on several flavors of Windows. Anyway, wouldn't this prevent ASuite from validating the network shortcut, thereby providing a work-around to the delay/freeze of having to validate the path? Guess I need trial & error to see about call the %local% explorer & trying some un-available network paths.
6) I'm making sense...........?
7) Any comments other than i'm looosing it?

Thx, jm

...play nice, it's only my opinion..........

RedCider
Offline
Last seen: 13 years 8 months ago
Joined: 2007-01-07 12:55
I like your launcher so far,

I like your launcher so far, but some things are odd.

First:
Plz make a seperate folder for backup cache etc. so that the exe can stay out of it. Would be nice to drop it in the root folder of the usb stick and not mess it up with a bunch of other folders.

Second:
If the name of the program is longer than the windows width the scrollbar jumps to the middle so that you can't read the shorter program names. It jumps back when u klick on an other shortcut but its anoying.

Could you also add the possibility to open items of the category tree at startup so that you don't have to click on the plus? like pstart does? Would be great...

The shortcut feature to put a shortcut on the desktop is great. Wink

//EDIT: Shortcuts don't include parameters...

Keep up the good work and I think a lot of users will ban pstart from their drives.

King Tut
Offline
Last seen: 10 years 11 months ago
Joined: 2006-06-15 05:47
Great program, I love

Great program, I love it.

One problem: Because ASuite requires a folder, not just a single .exe in the root, when you set a folder 'Root' to open on start-up, it opens the folder ASuite is in. Which is annoying.

El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
How do I make it Autorun

How do I make it Autorun like PStart?
Make an autorun file for usb pen (or cd/dvd in windows) is simple. In internet, there are hundreds guides about this argument. http://www.google.it/search?hl=en&q=make+autorun+windows+guide

5) Hmmm, how about/ could I/ how would I....... call up the %local% explorer on the workstation I'm on (& ASuite is currently on) and place Parameters (via properties) to point to the network $hares that I need to access? %local% explorer as I am on several flavors of Windows. Anyway, wouldn't this prevent ASuite from validating the network shortcut, thereby providing a work-around to the delay/freeze of having to validate the path? Guess I need trial & error to see about call the %local% explorer & trying some un-available network paths.
I must "investigate" it. I'll let you know. Smile

Could you also add the possibility to open items of the category tree at startup so that you don't have to click on the plus? like pstart does? Would be great...
Ok. I will add it in ASuite 1.5

Shortcuts don't include parameters...
D'oh. I forget it and working dir, too. I will add them in ASuite 1.5.

Plz make a seperate folder for backup cache etc. so that the exe can stay out of it. Would be nice to drop it in the root folder of the usb stick and not mess it up with a bunch of other folders.
I must to make a new folders structure in ASuite 1.5 or ASuite 2.0. I'm planning it yet. For now, you make a folder with asuite's file and folders and use variable %drive in software paths:

\ (Root)
\ASuite.lnk (ASuite's shortcut direct to launcher's exe)
\ASuite\ (ASuite's folder)
\SoftwareXYZ\xyz.exe (software xyz, path in asuite is %drive\SoftwareXYZ\xyz.exe)
RedCider
Offline
Last seen: 13 years 8 months ago
Joined: 2007-01-07 12:55
The Problem is, that the

The Problem is, that the shortcut to the asuite.exe won't work when the driveletter changes.
I solved it for me by "hiding" all asuite files and folders besides the exe, but that's only a solution if windows is set to not show them and that's nearly never the case.

Thx for accepting the suggestions of us. Biggrin I can't wait for asuite 1.5 or 2.0, when will it be out?

chezduong
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 6 days ago
Joined: 2006-12-06 04:01
ASuite 1.4 and VLC

Hello El Salvador,

ASuite has been my primary USB Menu for a while now, but I just noticed something really strange. When ASuite 1.4 is running, VLC Portable does not show the video. It only plays the soundtrack.

How did I come to this conclusion? Well, trial and error. VLC Portable would not play when I have my USB key plugged in and ASuite 1.4 running. When my USB key is not plugged in, VLC Portable works fine. When I have my USB Key in and ASuite not launched, VLC works fine. When I have my USB key in and ASuite launched, no go. When I shut down ASuite and leave all other autolaunched applications running, AOKAY. Like I said, trial and error.

Wierd, huh? Any ideas? Thanks. CD

John Bentley
John Bentley's picture
Offline
Last seen: 13 years 3 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2006-01-24 13:26
Sombody forgot to close an

Sombody forgot to close an <em>. (Look at this page in IE.)

cowsay Moo
cowthink 'Dude, why are you staring at me.'

El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
The Problem is, that the

The Problem is, that the shortcut to the asuite.exe won't work when the driveletter changes.
Make a file batch in place of shortcut.

I can't wait for asuite 1.5 or 2.0, when will it be out?
I hope to release ASuite 1.5 beta in 2 months.

When ASuite 1.4 is running, VLC Portable does not show the video.
Really strange. Do you enabled/disabled some ASuite and/or VLC Portable options?

P.S.: Ah, tomorrow or Friday, I will release ASuite 1.5 changelog.

chezduong
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 6 days ago
Joined: 2006-12-06 04:01
ASuite Options

VLC Portable 0.86b options are standard (I have tried changing lots of options to no avail).

The following are the ASuite 1.4 options. By the way, I am on WinXP SP2.

Good luck.


Option
StartOnWindowsStartup 0 StartOnWindowsStartup
StartUpShowPanel 0 StartUpShowPanel
HoldSize 1 HoldSize
MainOnTop 0 MainOnTop
Language english.xml Language
ListFormWidth 200 ListFormWidth
ListFormHeight 442 ListFormHeight
ActiveFormCard 0 ActiveFormCard
Background 0 Background
BackgroundPath $Drive\FotoGraphics\Pix\Misc\35mm frame.jpg BackgroundPath
TreeViewFontName MS Sans Serif TreeViewFontName
TreeViewFontSize 8 TreeViewFontSize
TreeViewFontColor -16777208 TreeViewFontColor
HideSearch 1 HideSearch
HideStats 1 HideStats
ActiveMRU 0 ActiveMRU
ActiveSubMenuMRU 0 ActiveSubMenuMRU
MRUNumber 10 MRUNumber
ActiveBackup 0 ActiveBackup
BackupNumber 3 BackupNumber
ActiveCheckList 0 ActiveCheckList
CheckListTimeInterval 60 CheckListTimeInterval
ActiveHotKey 1 ActiveHotKey
ActiveCache 0 ActiveCache
ActiveSaveSecurity 1 ActiveSaveSecurity
ActiveAutorun 1 ActiveAutorun
ActiveScheduler 0 ActiveScheduler
ActiveTrayIcon 1 ActiveTrayIcon
TrayIconPath icons\asuite.ico TrayIconPath
ActionClickLeft 2 ActionClickLeft
ActionOnExe 0 ActionOnExe
RunSingleClick 0 RunSingleClick
Mouse
SensorLeftClick0 2 SensorLeftClick0
SensorRightClick0 2 SensorRightClick0
SensorLeftClick1 0 SensorLeftClick1
SensorRightClick1 0 SensorRightClick1
SensorLeftClick2 0 SensorLeftClick2
SensorRightClick2 0 SensorRightClick2
SensorLeftClick3 0 SensorLeftClick3
SensorRightClick3 0 SensorRightClick3
Mouse
ListFormTop 0 ListFormTop
ListFormLeft 960 ListFormLeft
ScanFolder
LastFolderPath B:\Utilities\ASuite\ LastFolderPath
SubFolders 1 SubFolders
RetrieveInfo 1 RetrieveInfo
ScanFolder
Option

chezduong
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 6 days ago
Joined: 2006-12-06 04:01
Vely vely stlange...

@El Salvador,

It looks as if the Mouse Sensors are the culprit. I normally have the top sensor on. If I activate the top or the left mouse sensors, no video. If I activate the right or the bottom (or both), video works! I tried this about 20 times with a restart or two in between.

Any ideas?

El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
Yes, Mouse Sensor is the

Yes, Mouse Sensor is the culprit (precisely property Alpha). And it is a know bug: a portablefreeware.com's user uncovered this bug:
I have encountered a show-stopper bug with ASuite. When playing a video with KMPlayer while ASuite is running, I cannot get video to show up in fullscreen. As soon as I kill ASuite and restart KMPlayer, the problem disappears.

Yesterday, I tested mouse sensor with 5 video player (VLC, Winamp, Media Player Classic, MPlayer and KMPlayer). Only Winamp works properly, others didn't works video output (black screen). So I changed sensor code (I deactived property Alpha and added code for WS_EX_TRANSPARENT) and I successful to fix this bug.

chezduong
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 6 days ago
Joined: 2006-12-06 04:01
Great!

Great! And I thought that I was going crazy. Smile

Zardoz
Offline
Last seen: 15 years 4 months ago
Joined: 2007-05-27 08:37
How to move menu items around

I tried your application and I like it.

I coundn't find a way to move the items up & down, or in & out groups. I can do it by editing xml file, but it's not convenient.

I like the way this is solved in KeyNote
http://www.tranglos.com/free/keynote.html

Description. You click an entry to select it, then keep pressed Shift key, and use the cursor keys:
Up: Move up within group
Down: Move down within group
Left: Move out of the group (one level up)
Right: Enter the above group as last item.

RedCider
Offline
Last seen: 13 years 8 months ago
Joined: 2007-01-07 12:55
Drag & Drop

Why so complicated, just Drag and Drop them with pressed left or right mousebutton...

Zardoz
Offline
Last seen: 15 years 4 months ago
Joined: 2007-05-27 08:37
Moving entries arround

With version 1.4 dragging won't work. If it worked would be good enough.
Anyway, go try the way Keynote moves items using the keyboard, it's not complicated at all. Quite the oposite.

El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
Changelog

ASuite 1.5 changelog:
Add
- Install software from portableapps.com and winpenpack.com
- Numbers and win button in hotkey
- New menu (xp style) *Maybe I will use PAM as menu*
- Function to close ASuite and all other software launched by ASuite
- New window to delete mru, backup and cache
- Launcher option: Custom main window title
- Load another list through asuite's exe parameter* Completed
- Parameters and working directory in desktop's shortcut* Completed
- Automatic opening/closing *(without to click on the plus)* of categories* Completed
- Support environment variables* Completed

Various
- New window Card
- Rewrited two compontents (form magnet and download file) for licensing problems *(JEDI's MPL vs ASuite's GPL)*
- Sort list: categoris will to position prior to software* Completed
- New icon for category* Completed
- Updated lang: French, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish*
- Added lang: Danish*

SmithTech
SmithTech's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 months 4 weeks ago
Developer
Joined: 2006-11-24 18:06
Is there an Alpha or Beta

Is there an Alpha or Beta for download?

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Because they stand on a wall and say nothing is going to hurt you tonight. Not on my watch.

"Because they stand on a wall and say, 'Nothing is going to hurt you tonight. Not on my watch.'" (A Few Good Men)
Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.(Albert Einstein)

El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
Not yet. I let know when I

Not yet. I let know when I will release asuite 1.5 Beta and stable version.

El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
Vista user

I'm looking for Vista users to test ASuite 1.4 and future versions (if you want) on Vista. Any kind of help will be appreciated.

SmithTech
SmithTech's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 months 4 weeks ago
Developer
Joined: 2006-11-24 18:06
I'd be happy to test 1.5+ on

I'd be happy to test 1.5+ on Vista, I have it installed in a virtual machine specifically for testing.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Because they stand on a wall and say nothing is going to hurt you tonight. Not on my watch.

"Because they stand on a wall and say, 'Nothing is going to hurt you tonight. Not on my watch.'" (A Few Good Men)
Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.(Albert Einstein)

El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
Thank you, but for now can

Thank you, but for now can you test ASuite 1.4? Smile

King Tut
Offline
Last seen: 10 years 11 months ago
Joined: 2006-06-15 05:47
I have a problem: When I

I have a problem: When I open folders from ASuite, if the folder has a custom icon (from a desktop file) the icon will not show in the icon in the task bar/title bar or anything... I have to go up then back into the folder, which kind of defeats the purpose. Never had this problem in PStart, so I know it's possible to make it show up.. [Edit:] On Win2K they show up..

[Edit:] BTW, in ASuite 1.5 change log, what is meant by '*Maybe I will use PAM as menu*'
--------------------

Hayden Dekok

King Tut
Offline
Last seen: 10 years 11 months ago
Joined: 2006-06-15 05:47
I really hope...

...this project doesn't die! ;(

El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
Unfortunately, I haven't

Unfortunately, I haven't much time for asuite 1.5's development and I'm the only one developer working on this launcher. But this project isn't dead and it will not die. Smile

King Tut
Offline
Last seen: 10 years 11 months ago
Joined: 2006-06-15 05:47
Yay!

So, any idea when you will be able to release a beta release?

El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
News

News
From June, I couldn't work on ASuite 1.4 and in general, ASuite 1.5's development is very slow (and so on I will release new version December or later) for 2 reasons:
1 I'm only: I developed, I tested beta version and etc... I have feedback from you and some users (better than nothing, but ASuite isn't famous and hasn't a community as PStart or PAM...), but I can't work all alone.
2 I haven't much free time.

Therefore I'm looking for people (form designers, delphi developers, testers and etc...) to help me: I want to make a team to work on asuite's future version.

Jacob Mastel
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 1 month ago
Developer
Joined: 2007-06-13 19:36
I could be a tester

If you wanted.
--
Jacob Mastel

Release Team Member

RedCider
Offline
Last seen: 13 years 8 months ago
Joined: 2007-01-07 12:55
I would like to help testing

I would like to help testing and translating if needed. BTW: I like Asuite much more than Pstart and PAM (besides the Mod version which is great)

pdragon
Offline
Last seen: 15 years 2 months ago
Joined: 2007-08-22 15:43
another volunteer

I've tried PStart and several other apps, but ended up using ASuite because it does everything I want it to do. Thanks for the great app El Salvador!!

If you need another tester, count me in.

El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
Tester

Three (plus 1 from portablefreeware.com) testers? Excellent.

Ok, next week or later, I will release first alpha of ASuite 1.5 for you. You can wait this version or if usually use ASuite 1.4 you can test this version. Your own choice. Smile

Thank you guys.

P.S.: I don't need testers anymore (but if find bugs, send me bug report). I need at least one delphi developers yet.

Jacob Mastel
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 1 month ago
Developer
Joined: 2007-06-13 19:36
Can you email it to me when you release it

Jacobm001 gmail com
--
Jacob Mastel

Release Team Member

sgp
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2006-10-29 01:38
How can I run an application

How can I run an application every time that ASuite exits, is it possible? I check Properties>Advanced>autoexecute always on shutdown but nothing happens when I exit ASuite. Is "shutdown" meant to be Windows shutdown?
Thanks for ASuite, El Salvador, I really like it. I'm looking forward to version 1.5
EDIT: I see, I have to enable autorun in general options. You may want to relabel it "enable autoexecute" for consistency.

El Salvador
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 10:10
I just relesead ASuite 1.5

I just relesead ASuite 1.5 Alpha 1. It is a version for testers only.

Changelog
Added
- Load another list through asuite's exe parameter
- Parameters and working directory in desktop's shortcut
- Automatic opening/closing of categories
- Support environment variables

Various
- Rewrited component to download file and Update System
- Sort list: categoris will to position prior to software
- New icon for category
- Updated lang: French, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish
- Added lang: Danish

Bugfix
- Mouse sensors is incompatible with video players (ID 1726209)

I maked a topic ( https://portableapps.com/node/9132 ) in Beta Testing on Portable Apps. You use it for tests and bug report on this version, plese.

Log in or register to post comments