There were a couple of quick updates to Miranda - .15, .16 and .17. I noticed that .15 portable was set up a few days after the .15 application was released. I don't think there were earth-shattering changes, just said windows compatibility IIRC. But I have this general question... who does the ports to portable apps? Any user that feels like it and is capable of generating the .paf.exe?
Second question. Is the .paf.exe. simply a way to integrate the install? If I install 0.7.17 on my hard drive, and copy appropriate files into the right places under the portableapps structure - does that perform the same function?
Thirdly - there is a place to sign up for a monthly newsletter that was supposed to list new applications as they are added. I signed up, never got anything, and now I just looked and saw there was only an initial newsletter, one time. Am I missing something? Or was this just a an idea that turned out to be too much effort to keep up? Maybe that sign-up page ought to be removed or modifed?
P.S. This is my first post. I just set up my account... I do not see my signature in teh post, nor a setting to add it or not - it sounded liek it should be automatic. Is this just my view, because I posted, or is the signature not added?
Most of the Applications are done by the guy who started the whole PortableApps.com business, John Haller. So its up to him to update them. I know that he is busy getting the new Platform released so that might be why other Apps aren't up to date. Some Apps are done by other developers (like me :)), you find the name of the guy in charge of the Application on the Application's page.
I recommend reading here about the paf format. After being asked by another user, John Haller explains it a bit.
On your account page, there should be a subscription section where you can manage your newsletters. But as you noticed, they aren't monthly yet - I think we had two in the last 6 months or something like that.
P.S. If you post a new post, your signature isn't added. If you post a comment, it is.
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Thanks for the response. It was one of those days... I installed the .15 version, and when I started up again ICQ had issues - and of course I thought it was the .15 version. But it was the service... so I started looking around for details. I thought 3 version within a very short time indicated the 1st one had issues that were fixed in later ones - I yet have to find these
Signature - weird... but I see that indeed it is added to the reply
you can update miranda easyly by extracting the zip file over the mirandaportable\app\miranda\-folder
zip: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=94142&package_id=1... --> miranda-im-v0.7.17-unicode.zip
but don't overwrite your mirandaboot.ini!
Apps on my Portable Device:
Miranda, Firefox, Sunbird, Thunderbird, 7-Zip, FileZilla, GIMP, OOo, Sodoku and VLC
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