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John T. Haller
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7-Zip Portable 4.57 Pre-Release 2

I've almost completed the 7-Zip Portable update which required changes to the launcher, installer... pretty much everything... as the last time it was updated was before we even began using PortableApps.com Installers (and it required a quick 30 lines to remove the files that get removed from the last version to ensure in-place upgrades). I've got about 30 minutes of work on it (mainly final testing across OSes, packaging, releasing and announcing), but I'm fading too quickly to complete it tonight. I'll have it up tomorrow as a release, though. Sorry I couldn't get it out tonight, guys.

Ok, so I decided to push this out as a pre-release instead to get a few more eyeballs on it before general release. Please give this a look over when you get a chance. Quite a few things were updated here:

- Updated launcher now uses the newer registry technique (backup within the registry instead of to disk and using better registry backup processes on Win2K and up)
- PortableApps.com Installer that should correctly upgrade the older 7-Zip Portable (about 30 lines to delete old files)
- Updated branding
- Updated help file
- New app icon that should look better on high color displays

Download 7-Zip Portable 4.57 Pre-Release 2
(may take a few minutes to hit all the servers)

So, please give it a try and post your results. I'll release it as stable tomorrow barring any issues.

Kind Regards,
John

UPDATE JANUARY 28 (PRE-RELEASE 2): Fixed issue with INI file not being read. Fixed issue with settings not properly saved when reg.exe is not present (usually Win 9x and locked down systems).

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No Problems

I've updated my current version with this package.
No Problems, Langsettings an User settings are still alive Wink

Good Job!

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Same here

Everything ok.
It could delete the \PortableApps\7-ZipPortable\App\7-Zip\7-zip.dll file as its not included in the new package but not deleted from the old one.

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works fine :-)

Works fine !

I appreciate very much the 256bit encyrption !

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Cool...

Is this the one that closes itself when the drive is unplugged unexpectedly? (I really need the feature now that my dad is going nuts on computer time and is unplugging my drive all the time.

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hahaha

my dad just shuts the power strip off if i am on 2 long

and john arent these supposed to be called "Development Test #" Blum

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No

Development Test are early alpha/beta quality builds by established devs or builds by new devs. This is, in fact, a pre-release.

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Or unplug it your self of

Or unplug it your self of educate your dad how to correctly exit the apps and safely unplug the drive.

We don't want to damage the computer now do we... Smile

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Works very fine on my XP

Works very fine on my XP laptop.

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No problems so far

I haven't encountered a problem on my Windows XP pc, at least not in the few minutes I got to play with it this morning before I left for work.

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it would

seem to work fine here.

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Works fine here too

Works fine here too

Edit: I lied. Settings are not saved, and if the user has an installed version with file associations created, 7zipPortable steals the associations from the installed version. The only way to recover is to open the installed version and reset the associations.

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No problems here

Win XP pro
Opens fast and works great from what I can see.

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Settings Not Saved

Ok, this is a clean install. Local settings are backed up and restored fine, but portable settings don't seem to be saved to my drive, there's nothing in the data directory.

Windows Vista Home Premium.

Edit: It looks like it's something with the 'FAILEDTORESTOREKEY' variable at 237.

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Odd. My settings are saved,

Odd. My settings are saved, same OS. (Although I did do an upgrade install.)

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Hmm

Hang on. Smile

Edit: Nope, didn't figure it out. It did happen for ZGitRDun8705, too though...so it's not just me.

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it wont disable the splash

it wont disable the splash screen and i used the updated ini

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Yes

That is also true.

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Ok

I think I have it. But I won't be able to post it until I return from the weekend.

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Works Fine

I tried the new version of 7-Zip on 3 machines; Thinkpad X60, Lenovo Laptop 3000 N1, and a PowerSpec (Pentium 4). The program worked fine on all 3 machines and I especially like file manager type interface that gives me details on my drives, directories, and files.

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Everything's Good: Before & After

I manually updated to 4.57 before this was released.

Besides a few visual updates (mostly the splash & PAM icon), things remained the same. It's pretty much ready for a public release.

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Not So Much

Read the above comments, the INI isn't working, and settings aren't saved if it's a clean install.

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Pre-Release 2

I've posted pre-release 2. This fixes the issue with the INI file not being used and the portable settings not being saved when reg.exe is not present (usually Win 9x and locked down systems).

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Thanks

I'll give it a shot.

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Still nothing

PR2 still does not save the settings. Tested on XP Pro with admin privileges, will test on XP Home with admin privileges later today.

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Nope

As of Pre-Release 2 my local settings are still fine, backed up fine and stay the same, however my portable settings are not being saved.

This is on Windows Vista Home Premium, but ZGitRDun8705 had the same problems on Windows XP. I'm using a clean install, and running from my desktop, and I tried running from another drive, no luck.

The INI does work now however.

P.S. Did you see the bug I found in the SumatraPDF launcher?

Edit: It looks like it's something with $FAILEDTORESTOREKEY, will it write that variable as true if it doesn't put any keys INTO the registry, and therefore if it doesn't put any into the registry, it's being told not to save any from it therefore your new settings created won't be exported from the registry?

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Well...

If you (Patrick) were correct on what you told me on IRC, then the launcher isn't checking if the file exists or not. I'll see if I can take a look at a later date.

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