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[Outdated] Dia Portable 0.96.1-9 Development Test 1

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Application: Dia
Category: Graphics & Pictures
Description: Dia is a diagram creation program for casual use.
License: GPL 2, or later
Language: Multilingual

Download Dia Portable 0.96.1-9 Development Test 1 [10.5MB download / 15.8 - 39.8MB installed]
(MD5: 672bd9ab2a1e199d6b89b97ca82898bb)

Release Notes:

0.96.1-9 Dev Test 1 (2009-01-18):

  • Updated package

0.96.1-8 Dev Test 3 (2008-12-16):

  • Added Recent Files Adjustment
  • Added french help files, updated other help files
  • Updated korean translation (Thanks to yongdoria)
  • Improved installer: The Dia Portable Installer uninstalls Diashapes Portable (Dev Test 1 & 2). It doesn't remove the downloaded and installed shapes

0.96.1-8 Dev Test 2 (2008-11-30):

  • Set AllowMultipleInstances=false as default
  • Changed splash
  • Changed appicon.ico
  • Improved launcher

0.96.1-8 Dev Test 1 (2008-11-09): Initial release

Application: Diashapes
Description: Diashapes is a small tool to download and install additional shapes (often called symbols or objects).

Download Diashapes Portable 0.0.1 Development Test 3 [1.4MB download / 2.1MB installed]
(MD5: 968c7492d51f2de265729d932f0b902c)

Release Notes:

0.0.1 Dev Test 3 (2009-02-25): Redesigned Diashapes Portable (as a seperate app)
0.0.1 Dev Test 2 (2008-12-08): Fixed Installer
0.0.1 Dev Test 1 (2008-11-30): Initial release

Acknowledgments:

  • Thanks to Patrick Patience for hosting
  • Thanks to all devs for pieces of code Wink
  • Thanks in advance to all testers.

Enjoy!

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What happened to the link?

What happened to the link?

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Yeah...

...what happened to the link?

May the Shwartz be with you

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Nothing, but ...

... what happened to the motivated beta testers?
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It's a full moon

We won't fully resume human form until Monday!

I made this half-pony, half-monkey monster to please you.

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Full moon ???

Alright ... *howling* ... I forgot ...*starts baying* Blum

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File Available

The download is now available (post said 'Coming Soon' for you complaining about the link. ;)) as I've uploaded it for Bart.S. Hopefully the file is not corrupted.

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It isnt

It isnt. ill try ti out when I can... Wink

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What?

Download works for me!

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Seems to work OK.

It's a nice OSS replacement for Visio, even though it's a little more limited in object formatting.
I haven't seen any significant functional issues.

Have you considered using a more standard development splash screen?

I made this half-pony, half-monkey monster to please you.

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Splash

I've dropped the standard development splash screen, because Dia has an own splash screen.
All other apps with their own splash screen don't have the standard splash too. (e.g. GIMP, Stellarium, Celestia,...)
I've modified the Dia splash screen a little bit, but the original Dia splash screen is still included in the package.

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can't run dia portable

After running Dia portable,
Immediately, The program is shut down after the screen flashes (language: korean)

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Well,

I can't reproduce the issue. Works ok for me even if I change the language to korean.

  • Have you tested it in english? You could change the language as follows:

    • Create a file DiaPortableSettings.ini in the folder \Data\settings
    • Add the lines
      [Language]
      LANG=en_US
      to this file
    • Launch Dia
  • What OS are you using? I think Dia requires Win2000, XP or Vista.
  • Have you tested a local Dia install? Maybe this isn't a portable issue.

Thanks for testing

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I have tested it in english , but can't

After changing DiaPortableSettings.ini

I can't run as administrator

The same symptoms, as though in english(en_US) or Korean(ko_KR)

My computer is tested specifications.

OS : Microsoft Windows XP (SP3)
CPU : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz
RAM : 2.00GB RAM
VGA : NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE

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Strange,

I have almost the same computer specifications.
Have you installed it to the standard path (X:\PortableApps\DiaPortable)?
Or have you installed it to a path with korean characters?

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Dia Portable is run well

After changing c:\ root folder, Language=ko_KR

Dia Portable is run well

Thank You!!

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:-)

You're welcome!

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I have just tested it

It seems to be OK, but I wonder if you have heard of the meesoft diagram designer.
Version 1.20 has been released as open source and it is less than 1 Mb installed. This might be of interest if anyone is very space conscious.

http://logicnet.dk/meesoft/DiagramDesigner/

Diagram Designer 1.20 Open Source Edition
The full source code for Diagram Designer is available for download. The source can be compiled with Borland Delphi 7.

Diagram Designer at SourceForge
http://sourceforge.net/projects/diagramdesigner/
Diagram Designer source pack

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Another alternative ...

See here ... https://portableapps.com/node/6268

AgroUML is also a nice java based alternative! Wink

And this version is in more ways portable. As java runs on all major operating systems! Smile

Ciao
Gerhard

180 Apps on my USB Flash Drive and counting ...

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Except that dia isn't a UML modelling tool

Dia is a general purpose diagramming tool, more akin to Microsoft Visio.

It can be used for UML diagrams, but also for far, far more than that.

Also, while many people often claim that Java makes for portability, in practice differences in behaviour between JVM versions mean that it is no more or less portable than any other application. Especially if there isn't a Java runtime installed on the target machine (although both of these are being addressed elsewhere on this site with a portable JVM!)

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New version :-)

Minor changes, see above! Furthermore I made Diashapes Portable, it's an addon for Dia Portable and should be installed to the same directory as Dia Portable.
You don't need Diashapes Portable if you install shapes manually.

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Splash Screen

The Splash Screen should be in the source folder with the scripts not in the application folder.

Edit: Never Mind, Found out it is part of program itself. It is Okay.

May the Shwartz be with you

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Diashapes Portable

@Patrick: The Diashapes Portable link is still broken. Could you please fix the link or reupload it again?

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the correct link...

for DiashapesPortable is
Diashapes_Portable_0.0.1_Development_Test_1

there is missing a "_" in the filename between Diashapes and Portable in the link,...

Figured it out by try and error Wink

Regards mecki77

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Ohhh, thanks :)

My fault. Fixed link!

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Destination folder

Just curious but why is the destination folder " 'DiaPortable' " other than just " DiaPortable ".

This is for DiaShapes Portable.

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Command-line?

Are you using the commandline to install Diashapes Portable?
Without commandline, it works as expected for me (\DiaPortable).

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Alright,

found and fixed the problem (Typo in my modified installer). New Diashapes Portable Development Test will be released soon.
Thanks for testing!

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Diashapes Portable

Dev Test 2 is up.

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DiaShapes allow you to create

DiaShapes allow you to create shapes or only download/install as sayd in the description?

thanks

Carpe Noctem

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Diashapes

only downloads and installs shapes!

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Corruption error?

Thanks for all the work you do on this nifty program. I am having trouble with Diashapes. I have downloaded several times for a few days now and when I try to install, I get a corruption error with some NSS? files. I'm just not having any luck with this file. I'm not having any trouble or issues with any other files or processes. I do suspect it is your file, rather than my computer.

Thought you should know.

Raleigh

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Correction..

The error actually said..Installer integrity check has failed.

Thanks,

Raleigh

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MD5-Checksum

Have you compared the MD5-Checksum?

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Sorry, My fault

I used the link referred to a few comments above and it works perfectly. Guess I should have read a little better before I commented. (story of my life!)

Thanks Patrick for hosting a neat app.

Raleigh

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Ummm,

the link referred to a few comments above is a link to the Development Test 1. Are you using now Dev Test 1 or 2?
Development Test 2 fixes an issue mentioned here.

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Bart.S...

1 worked and 2 didn't. Go figure.

Raleigh

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I found the same

I found the same issue\problem. Diashapes Dev test 1 worked, 2 didn't.

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Hmmm, thanks.

Could someone check the DevTest2 MD5-checksum (I can't download at the moment)? I have no problems with the original Dev Test 2, but maybe the file got corrupted on the way to Patricks server.

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Same Problem

Same problem here and md5 sums do not check.

May the Shwartz be with you

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600 Downloads

Just a note that in the past 30 days Dia Portable has just about 600 downloads making it one of the most downloaded files on my server.

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:-)

Run Dia Portable, run!

Edit: Hi Patrick, how many downloads has Dia Portable now (after 90 days)?

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300

Apparently it has had 300 more in the past two months.

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Cool

So it'll reach 1000 soon Smile

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updated korean translation

Hi

I wish to append updated korean translation file in dia portable ver0.96

Here : http://gimp.kr/download/file.php?id=565

Thank You!!

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Wow, thank you!

I could add that to the next release of Dia Portable. But I'm not an original (non-portable) Dia developer, so it would be better if you send your translation to the original Dia developers. Then the updated translation could be included in the next non-portable Dia release too. And they could give you credits on the translators page.

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Thank you answer ...

That is uploaded in dia development sites a long time ago but not registered

Thank you answer ...

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Hello world ;-)

Diashapes Portable Dev Test 2 has been uploaded again, so it should work now.
Dia Portable Dev Test 3 has been released.

Oh, and merry christmas and a happy new year!

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editing shapes...

i take a look in the files of the shapes, and i noticed that they are xml and images... so... if i edit the xml and create my images Dia will recognise as a shape? or it's not so simple? (or exist other software to do this?)

thanks

Carpe Noctem

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How to add a new shape to Dia

is fully explained here and here.

Regards,

Bertrand

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...

You could edit the xml, but have you read this? Blum

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thanks!

yes... i saw this but didn't read... hehehe

i thinked that it is how to use the DiaShapes...

i'll take a look on this now!

thanks!

Carpe Noctem

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hi!

i did it! and works...

but...

after that, my (did in not portable) Dia crashed in the start...

i need to put the created files in the shape folders? or it creates there automatically?

thanks

Carpe Noctem

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Well,

you have different options

  • Following the instructions here below "Adding a shape to a sheet":
    You could create a new sheet and than add your shapes to this new sheet. That way you should find the following files in your Dia Portable folder (automatically created):

    DiaPortable\Data\settings\.dia\sheets\YOUR.sheet
    DiaPortable\Data\settings\.dia\shapes\YOUR_first.shape
    DiaPortable\Data\settings\.dia\shapes\YOUR_first.png
    DiaPortable\Data\settings\.dia\shapes\YOUR_second.shape
    DiaPortable\Data\settings\.dia\shapes\YOUR_second.png
    DiaPortable\Data\settings\.dia\shapes\YOUR_third.shape
    ...
  • Creating manually the XML-files:
    Add your shapes to the folder DiaPortable\Data\settings\.dia\shapes\ or DiaPortable\Data\settings\.dia\shapes\YOUR\. Create a XML-file DiaPortable\Data\settings\.dia\sheets\YOUR.sheet.
    Look at chapter 11 of the built-in Dia help for more informations about the XML-files, because it's not the easy way.

Hope that helps.

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Pre-Release?

Hi John and/or Release Team!
Has the Release Team tested Dia Portable yet? It seems very popular and in my opinion it's ready for pre-release. All I need is an official splash. Maybe someone could create a nice one.
I'll do an update of the package (0.96.1-9) this or next week, and I would be glad if i could move it to pre-release too.
Kind Regards

Edit:
Ok, no response, no splash, no pre-release Sad
Dia Portable 0.96.1-9 Dev Test 1 is coming next week. Patrick, prepare your server for big traffic Blum lol

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At a glance:
  • PAF Specs - Update the installer to 0.10.5, other than that everything seems ok.
  • Settings - everything seems clean, nothing left behind

Although I don't know a lot about GTK apps, this looks good. I'm still awaiting the splash template that John has promised us, but other than that imho i think this should go for a pre-release.

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Thanks!

PAF Specs - Update the installer to 0.10.5, other than that everything seems ok.

Well, Dia Portable 0.96.1-9 Dev Test 1 (released last week) has the newest installer, but Patrick hasn't it uploaded yet. I guess he is very busy (or he missed the release).
So Patience is the key Smile

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Yippie, it's up

Dia Portable 0.96.1-9 is ready for download. Thanks very much Patrick.

And now, Release Team, hint, hint, ...

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quick look says that

quick look says that DiaShapes Portable installer needs to be updated to 0.10.5 as well as titles need to be capitalized in Other\Source\(diashapes-)readme.txt.
besides for that, checks out nicely.

But there’s no sense crying over every mistake,
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Thanks!

That will be fixed within next release(s).

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updated korean translation 0.96.1.9(included additional sheets)

Hi,

I want to update portable dia ver0.96.1.x korean translation files for everyone

attached files: http://gimp.kr/download/file.php?id=591

Thank, you!

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Thanks again!

I'll throw that in the next release (hopefully Pre-Release). What do you mean with "included additional sheets"?
Oh, and don't forget to send this to the original Dia developers, so that they could include it in the upcoming 0.97 release.
Smile

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change attached file site

change attached file site : http://gimp.kr/download/file.php?id=592

I want to be replaced above site

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Diashapes Portable

Could a mod remove the Diashapes Portable link here, please?
I'll stop distributing it (legal reason), but I can't remove that link. Once that link is removed, I'll update the main post and remove the newer link there.

I'm sorry, but many thanks to all testers!

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Bart.S - I already explained to you how to fix it so that it's up to spec. Don't sulk and remove it just because you don't want to update it properly.

If you truly don't understand the concepts I explained to you in the installer topic, just say so and I can assist you with it. Saying over and over that it can't be done and that you have to alter the installer (which won't work with the 1.2/2.0 releases of the platform or the portableapps.com updater) is counterproductive.

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Hey John,

you should read too.
I really understand the concepts you explained and after your last post I never wrote, that it can't be done as a seperate app. And I never read before that an Addon shouldn't have a launcher. Maybe you should add that to your specs.

Ok, so I read your last post and decided not to update soon, because:

  • I don't like the idea, Diashapes Portable as a seperate app (in my opinion it isn't end user friendly).
  • I have a good solution, everyone using it is happy
  • For me, Diashapes Portable isn't a high priority app
  • Updating Diashapes Portable to a seperate app needs time and at the moment I don't have that.

That's why I wanted that a mod remove the link to my "illegal" version. And I never wrote here that I abandon the project.

Well, what should I say? Sorry for wasting your time, I will never make counterproductive suggestions again.
And thanks for the update. I will look at it someday and than post my feedback.
Oh, and have you altered the original program? Because it's version 0.0.1. If not, according to the specs you should give your update an other name. Blum

Peace Smile

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Done

The app is done and just as stable as your original. It won't be a true separate app in terms of having a listing on the site or anything, it'll just be an add-on to Dia. It HAS to be a separate app, though, as otherwise users won't be able to easily remove it, it could at a later point cause issues with Dia upgrading, the appinfo.ini won't contain info on the secondary launcher (so it won't appear in the platform 1.2/2.0 release or work with the PA updater).

It doesn't need additional time. It's done. My version works as well as your test and can be released now. It's your code just with some paths changed and an additional 10 lines to move the files back and forth. That's it. It was very easy.

You may have liked your original method, but we're not going to redesign the way the whole platform/updater/menu work just for a single add-on like this.

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Yeah,

it's done. It doesn't need additional time because you spent your time on Diashapes Portable.
Oh, with original program I don't mean my Portable Dev Test, I speak about the non-portable Diashapes 0.0.1. And I'm not the author.

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Diashapes Portable 0.0.2

Ok, I packaged Diashapes up as a proper PortableApps.com Format installer. It's missing the help file, but otherwise it works as it is supposed to. It installs alongside DiaPortable in a DiaShapesPortable directory. It'll properly get its own icon in the Menu, own entry in the updater when released and can be removed easily by the user without affecting DiaPortable just by removing its directory.

https://portableapps.com/temp/Diashapes_Portable_0.0.2.paf.exe

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Wow John, it's done ??? :S

I looked at your release and uhhh, ohh, uhh, hmmm:
It's less functional, works only with default paths, easier to break and it leaves files/folders behind.
In short: A quick and dirty release! That's why I wrote that it needs additional time.
Well, I'll update this, but it's like I said: Rather no Diashapes Portable than a crappy one!

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Based On Yours

I just based it on your launcher, so if it leaves anything behind, I blame you Blum

How is it less functional than yours, it works exactly the same way? It's a really simple app that just downloads shapes an end user can easily download themselves.

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Hehe,

you based it on my launcher, but you changed and deleted some lines of code. And my launcher had the line newadvsplash::stop /WAIT, but yours not. So I blame you Biggrin

Have you tried to change a folder name, the EXE-name or something else you could do with the INI. Well, some more bugs in your version (and less functional) Blum

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Diashapes

The next Diashapes Portable Release is almost finished. Only a diashapes icon is missing (the diashapes author doesn't have one yet), so I'll keep the old one (which is a Dia icon).
One Question: Next release, Dev Test 3 or Pre-Release 1?

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Dia 0.97 is around the corner

Dia 0.97 Pre-Release 2 is out. More informations here.
Vote here, which UI should become the default UI in Dia 0.97 for Windows.

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Another Pre-Release

Dia 0.97 Pre-Release 3. Informations here.

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Hooray!

Dia 0.97 has been released. Read here.
Special thanks to all developers & contributors!

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Diashapes Portable Dev Test 3

*singing: Johnny T, how much there is to see, just open your eyes and listen to me *
New Diashapes Portable release is up. Feel the difference Smile

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Hi Bart

Would be an idea to update the title of your OP to say dev test 3 rather than 1 Smile

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Hi horusofoz,

Dia Portable is at Dev Test 1, Diashapes Portable is at Dev Test 3, so the title is correct Blum

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Hi Bart

I can't find the updated version Sad

Also I downloaded and installed Diashapes but it cant run successfully. Something about the not being able to download something? What the?? If I understand correctly Diashapes downloads and copies the additional shapes into the relevant DiaPortable folder?? If so why not just directly link to a plugin/zip of shapes with instructions of where to unzip to?

Anyway hope all is well with the dev.

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Search harder :P

lol, seriously, horusofoz, the updated windows version and thus the portable version aren't up yet. Furthermore the current PortableApps.com Installer (0.13.3) doesn't look nice (IMO), so I'll probably wait for the next version. Depending on whether I'll get a nice spash (original Dia Splash) or not, the next release will be a Pre-Release or Dev Test.
I marked the thread as [Outdated], so that nobody wastes his time with testing/writing reports. The new launcher code differs from the old one.

Diashapes requires an active internet connection when running. It can't download something without that (maybe your firewall blocks Diashapes -> error).
Diashapes makes life easier for end users, but you could look at the DiaPortable\help.html. The last point "Dia Shape Repository" links to a nice site with all zips of shapes and you could find some instructions too.

Hope that answers your questions. If not, feel free to ask Smile

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Cool cool

I liked your modified splashscreen but don't think it'll be allowed due to the policies here. Though they can be annoying in disallowing things like your splash they ensure things get done right..in the end Biggrin

Well I hope you update soon.

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Wait, what ???

You like my splashscreem. Hmmm, how does it look like?
*enables the splash und looks at it*
Ummm, thank you but it's ugly. [5 min Gimp work (original Gimp splash + official PortableApps.com Dev Test splash + 3 words)].
*disables the splash again*

Cheers

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ok

On second look yeah your right its not a Michaelangelo. I guess it was seeing a different splash the first time in .... Anyway hope you rejig the app. I needed to put an org structure together and wanted to use it instead of Visio

When I saw the Outdated tag I figured it meant there was a fault or something so I ended up going with OO.org Draw

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No fault,

just outdated (before it became official). You could use it without problems, compare the Release Team Member tests: 1, 2

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DiaShapes Portable Proxy Issue

It seems DiaShapes has an issue with proxys as the downlaoder doesn't work when trying to access from work. I'm guessing this is a base app issue so might want to add a note for that in the OP

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