Hello again all!
I have a slight problem using PFF and PTB sometimes and I thought I would propose a solution here.
Every time I use either PTB of PFF, they end up with profile differences than my local copies. As I generally use the Portable versions most often, and always use PTB to check my e-mail first, this is a minor problem, but with TB and FF being default apps on my WinXP box, it can get slightly annoying having to sync them every time I need something in a portable but am using a local copy.
Liberta is coming along very well, and I like the new incarnations of the apps, although I've only viewed the cosmetic aspects of a few and not the actual functionality or Sync and Backup (hmm, a thought: might sync do this now somehow, and am I wasting my time? *Oh well* I've started and might as well finish. I'll check afterwards. Damned 3:00am bleary eyed posts.). But is there a way to automatically sync PFF and PTB profiles to local? It could be an apps in an autorun.inf, or an app that starts with pstart.
Possibly, it could have a configuration file to set paths:
output=X:\My Portable Applications\Internet & E-Mail\PortableFirefox\Data\profile
input=C:\Documents and Settings\Jacob Richards\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\l8tllr93.default
The file could be a one time setup, and the apps can run in background.
Now, this doesn't seem very useful for PORTABLE APPS, does it?
Well, it's not supposed to be, really. It's kind of something to use to sync PFF and PTB to your primary computer (home or office or wherever) without a lot of hassle.
So I come here for you're help.
I know a little VB.NET, but have no Copy of it, and can't afford it right now. I'm taking C++ this coming fall, because it seems like it will be MUCH more useful, and then I'll be able to get a free copy of MS Visual Studio 2005 through the MSDN academic alliance. But that's months away. So I ask you kind coding wizards to help me out, and to help the other people (there have to be some) who use multiple computers frequently, but have one main computer they like their portables in sync with. Once I get into coding, and I'm reviewing some material now to get a head start on next semester, I'll try to help you all out.
So come on C++ coders, and NSIS script wizards, let's make some magic.
Note: I thought I was starting to get a handle on NSIS, but it's more complicated than I thought. Of course, It's usually the wee hours of the morning I play with these things, so that might explain some things.
Note 2: I realize this is a very long post, and rambling, but forgive me, I'm an insomniac, and caffiene, Turner Classic Movies, and CNN can only keep me so alert after 36 hours. I think it's about time to sleep