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appinfo.ini

What is it used for? It doesn't seem to affect anything in the PortableApps menu, nor is it read from in the PAM source. It must serve a purpose though?

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It is needed

by the new menu John has in the pipeline. It provides info on the Apps.

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Great!

That will be very helpful for things like my launcher and Klonk's template if the PAM took its info from the appinfo.ini instead of the .exe header (or at least checks there first).

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uh oh

...which doesn't appear to be the case if PAM 1.0.2 Beta 3 is any indication Sad

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The appinfo.ini

is for the Menu after PAM 1.0.2 Beta 3.
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okay, thanks!

okay, thanks!

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I don't think we should take the information

from appinfo.ini. But we could provide a way to maybe create appinfo.ini if it does not exist yet.

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Upcoming Release

It is for an upcoming release. It must be in the exact format specified. All info within the AppInfo directory is specifically for PortableApps.com and nothing else.

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Was that a slip, or should we use that name officially now?
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Shh

Shh Smile

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Hehe.

Nice one Biggrin
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John: If the curtness in

John:

If the curtness in your post is the symptom of any ill-received post of mine, then please accept my apologies. I do not mean harm to you or your portableapps.com, and only want to give back to the community which I love by presenting solutions in the same spirit that I have enjoyed over the years.

I did not see any development forum where there was any release of PAM beyond the release I downloaded and expolored, version 1.0.2 b3 pr2 found here: https://portableapps.com/node/4571 . Is there some other mailing list or forum that I could join to get access to this information? It would be helpful in avoiding some of these redundant questions that take up so much of your time (tongue firmly planted in my cheek).

In the case of the AppInfo directory, I understand if you do not want me to write to the appinfo.ini file, as it may end up adding an extra burden for you when you upgrade the format. However, could I depend on it and the appicon.ico to simply read from? I don't know much about the INI parser in PAM (or delphi for that matter, if there is one), but if it is anything like the NSIS parser then I can't see how it would impact you at all.

Whatever you decide I will respect, but consider your audience. We are (mostly) technical people who know what they like and which programs they use to get their job done. A generic launcher could only help the portable cause.

I look forward to working together and contributing in any way I can to the community.

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Different Purpose

The AppInfo directory is a part of the upcoming PortableApps.com Format Spec. It's not quite done yet, which is why you see slightly different iterations with each new app (and increasing version numbers). And why the details of it have not yet been released. It is only for use by the platform itself, not for any parts of the app (as a launcher would be).

I'm actually working on a universal launcher that uses INI files based on the features and functionality in all of my other launchers. The INI file for it will not be placed within the AppInfo directory since, as mentioned, this is used by the Menu not the app.

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