PortableApps.com Installer 1.0.2 Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on December 30, 2009 - 1:00am

logoPortableApps.com Installer 1.0.2 has been released. The PortableApps.com Installer is an easy-to-use tool that packages portable apps that are laid out in PortableApps.com Format into an installer without having to write or compile any code. This release has an updated Hebrew translation and has an improved download extractor. The PortableApps.com Format has not changed and no changes need to be made to existing PortableApps.com Format apps with this release. The PortableApps.com Installer is available for all developers to use and can be used freely with free open source and freeware applications provided the application follows the current PortableApps.com Format Specification. Commercial use is available by contacting PortableApps.com.

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PortableApps.com Installer Features

Installer ScreenshotThe PortableApps.com Installer allows you to easily package your portable apps. It features:

  • Proven NSIS installer core
  • Excellent compression for distribution
  • Easy configuration with no coding required
  • Multilingual with 58 Languages
  • Optional sections
  • Automatic integration with the PortableApps.com Platform
  • Works from command line and Send To (just pass the portable app's main directory, e.g. X:\PortableApps\FileZillaPortable)
  • Interactive mode to assist with missing entries
  • Licensed for use with free open source and freeware
  • Commercial use by contacting PortableApps.com

What's New in the Installer?

This release fixes bugs with Hebrew localization. The download extractor has been improved for a wider range of filtering including spaces in file names. A bug when the Other directory was blank has also been corrected.

This update of the PortableApps.com Installer allows software publishers to package their apps using our popular tools. Open source projects and freeware publishers can use our installer (and all source is included and licensed under the GPL) and release their own PAF files. A special exception to the GPL is granted for all no-cost software. Commercial publishers can contact us for permission.

Get Help Packaging for PortableApps.com

If you need help packaging your software in PortableApps.com Format or using the PortableApps.com Installer, just post a note to the Development Forum and we'll help you out.

PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format

PortableApps.com Installer is packaged, appropriately, as a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


The PortableApps.com Installer is available for immediate download from the PortableApps.com Installer homepage. Get it today!

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