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I need someone or step by step tutorial that can help me to create my first portable app.
in the process of making one, but it'll take a while.
For now, just use this place.
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Well, that about sums it up. Any specific questions, give post, and we'll be happy to help.
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you gave me the exact script I needed to make that tutorial on how to make a PApp (which hopefull isn't as pathetic as the ad I made in the Off Topic Forum)
Thanks a lot, Oliver!
As I think your post is important and helpful for new developers, I suggest to post it as a new thread. That would open the possibility to edit it later when links change or new versions of the mentioned software are published (e.g. today there's a new version of HM NIS Edit Portable). I'd like to see your post made sticky then.
Some comments on details:
The subject could be more expressive. How about something like New developers quick guide or similar?
(2) You may include links to the mentioned launchers.
(3) You may clarify that PortableApps.com is dedicated to Open Source Software.
(4) How about Java? As I understood there's the Java Portablizer, but there is not yet an Open Source JRE. So use of Java applications is somehow limited.
(5) Instead of the local version of Process Monitor you might point to the portable version (you know this one;)
(6) One should mention that the application should not have been installed on the computer before. Otherwise the regshot results might be incomplete.
(11) You might point to this Development Test - Forum Posting Layout sticky post.
A link to the installer would be great.
I'd appreciate hints for localization of apps and installers. That's not so important for native English speakers, but for people from the rest of the world (like me ;).
Maybe a link to the IRC channel would be helpful to get instant answers from other developers.
Last not least: Does anybody know a good detailed online user guide and/or tutorial for NSIS? If so, a link to it should be integrated in your post.
theres some problems with the INI file moving in HM NIS Edit Portable atm, so try to hold off on recommending it until i fix them.
EDIT: fixed in dev test 7.
linky of NSIS preconfigured:
But there’s no sense crying over every mistake,
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.
I'm almost there! Thanks for help!
Following the sugestions, I tried to make 7-Zip portable (I know it already exists, but I want to learn the process). I created all folders according to the recommended layout.
Only the nsi files in source folder I copyed from 7-ZipPortable developed by PortableApps. Actually I'm trying to understand them.
I used regshot to take a snpashot of the computer and the final report points several chenges in regestry entries and files. Why 7-ZipPortable.nsi deals only with HKEYS_CURRENT_USER keys? What about the other keys?
Well, you'll generally see HKU/SXXXXXXXXX(random numbers\Whatever
I personally like to look throught the registry manually, but this may miss some things, so, its best to double check with regshot.
HKEY_USERS can be ignored. Its just the registry settings for your account, which is basically a copy of HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
Na na na, come on!
I was trying to rebuild/compile the 7-zipPortable in NSISPortable like robertosilva05 mentioned above (so that I can learn NSIS a little easier/faster) but I get the following error:
Error in script "\PortableApps\7-ZipPortable\Other\Source\PortableApps.comInstaller.nsi" on line 540 -- aborting creation process
I check line 540 in Notepad++Portable and it seems to be checking for
`$0\PortableApps.com\App\PortableAppsPlatform.exe` which as far as I can tell doesn't exist (even tried to 7-zip a couple of exes - no luck). Is this a problem in the
..\7-ZipPortable\Other\Source\PortableApps.comInstaller.nsi or something wrong with my PortableApps install?
I have tried running the 7-zipPortable.nsi instead and that one seems to work but the outfile won't run - get another error...
Can you tell me the procedure I would need to get the 7-zipPortable compiled properly (probably something I don't know about NSIS...)?