We've just posted a PortableApps.com Platform 2.0 Preview blog post with detailed info on the upcoming platform release. You'll find screenshots of the new updater, new theming engine, some of the 30+ themes included, options windows, branding and unicode support along with details of the features and functionality. The new beta will be posted in the next several days and 2.0 final is scheduled to release later in July.
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PortableApps.com is formally announcing the end of Windows 95/98/Me support in the PortableApps.com Format, Installer, packaged apps and the PortableApps.com Platform. It's been a long time coming and has been discussed quite a bit internally and externally, so we'd like to officially announce the end of support as well as the reasons why.
PortableApps.com and OpenSourceHipHop.org are proud to announce a launch party this evening at Sputnik Bar in Brooklyn, NY to launch the upcoming PortableApps.com Music Production Suite. At the party, there will be performances by:
Bonita Applebum - the1shanti and Shefali are next generation Native Tongues continuing on with the Love Movement
Heavy Pennies - NYC's next huge singer/songwriter
45 Shootout - Live band dance hall wonderfulness
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PortableApps.com developer Steve Lamerton will be representing us at FOSDEM 2010 in Brussels on February 6th and 7th. He'll be giving a Lightning Talk on the PortableApps.com Platform on Saturday. You may be most familiar with Steve as the developer behind our popular Toucan backup, sync and encryption utility. Hopefully, you can drop in on Steve's lightning talk Saturday morning. If not, keep an eye out for a red PortableApps.com polo and say hi.
PortableApps.com will be at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. I'll be on the show floor, attending meetings with partners, and giving away flash drives loaded with portable apps. (For those who don't know me, I'm John T. Haller, the founder and lead developer of PortableApps.com.
We're coming up on the 2.0 launch of the PortableApps.com Platform and we again find ourselves in need of translators to get things up to speed. We have a full set of locales ready to be updated available in this forum post along with instructions on how to do update the translation. There are 49 languages, some have been updated for all but the latest strings. Some are in need of a great many translations, so all work is appreciated.
Thanks in advance for helping make this the best release yet!
PortableApps.com is proud to announce that the PortableApps.com Format Specification 1.0 has now been published. This release marks the culmination of over a year of work with dozens of developers to create the world's first open portable software format. The updated PortableApps.com Format Specification is now available for outside developers to use and can be used freely with free open source and freeware applications. Commercial use is available by contacting PortableApps.com.
Lifehacker is doing a vote on the best portable app suites and we're happy to be in the lineup (thanks to our many awesome users who nominated us). And we'd love to have you show your support by voting for us in the poll!
Unfortunately, our competition contains illegal software (GPL, copyright, licensing, and trademark violations) and has stolen software from PortableApps.com (stripping off the GPL license, readme, source code, etc from our many portable application launchers and other open source utilities and attempting to pass them off as their own).
PortableApps.com, the world's most popular portable software platform, is proud to announce the debut of freeware packaged in PortableApps.com Format. The freeware releases began with the releases of 2X Client Portable, FreeCommander Portable, Google Chrome Portable, SpyDLLRemover Portable and Skype Portable in the last day. The release will continue with IcoFX, XMPlay and many other popular software titles.
The decision to add freeware to our lineup is the result of months of work and is part of our overall strategy to ensure that a single, open source, open development, open format portable environment remains the industry standard.
PortableApps.com has hit the 100 million portable apps downloaded milestone. That's 100,000,000 portable apps served to millions of users in nearly 60 languages all over the world.