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KVIrc Portable Dev Test 6

Application: KVIrc
Category: Internet
Description: KVIrc is a free portable full-featured IRC client based on the excellent Qt GUI toolkit.

DT6 has been superseded by the PR which can be found here.

Release Notes:

Development Test 6 (2009-03-22)

  • Updated launcher again. Better insurance of settings retention.



Development Test 5 (2009-03-18)

  • Updated launcher to retain settings if launcher is terminated unexpectedly.



Development Test 4 (2009-03-17)

  • Updated launcher to die if kvirc.exe is already running. Multiple instances are not allowed.



Development Test 3 (2009-03-17)

  • Updated code to ensure that "portable" file exists.



Development Test 2 (2009-03-15)

  • Fixed title of Readme.txt



Development Test 1 (2009-03-14): Initial release

  • Thanks for all the help from fellow Devs Smile
  • Thanks in advance for testing!!

Notes:

  • App has been tested on XP Pro SP3 and Vista Business with both admin and limited/guest accounts.
  • Lack of changes on the PC was confirmed with RegShot.

Enjoy!!

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No issues found. Works

No issues found. Works great.

Running Windows XP service pack 2.

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I tested on windows XP SP2

I tested on windows XP SP2 admin account. No issues found, works perfectly Wink
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Dling now. KVIrc is absolute

Dling now. KVIrc is absolute WIN. Thanks Gizmokid2005!

EDIT: Just like McDonald's, I'm Lovin' It. It works perfectly. I have an idea though. The default Yellow skin is an eyesore. It would be cool if someone would create a PortableApps theme to replace Yellow as the default.

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That

would be cool. But I'm not a theme designer...I would be up for the idea of including it as a separate download though so people can add it. I just don't want to mess with the default too much.

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Ok Michael looking good so

Ok Michael looking good so far Smile one thing you could look into is maybe have the settings moved to Data/Settings instead of Data/Settings/settings (current procedure though works well enough though :))

Though in the AppInfo.ini file you should update from 0.9.8 to the latest installer which I believe is marked at version 12.x other than that every thing looks good Smile

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Nope

AppInfo is currently separate from the installer. But not for long...

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I like where this is going.

I like where this is going.

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yeah..

I went back and forth on the settings thing, but the actual settings are stored in 'Settings' in the application, and it seems to be common practice with a lot of apps, like Cornice and Pidgin to create a 'settings' directory to keep the settings in. Hence the double-folder there.

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Great

Not sure how keen I am on the base app (though I'll have a better play later) but the portabilisation seems to work, nice one Smile

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I may have found an issue.

I may have found an issue. When I started KVIrc Portable today it ran the "first time you've run KVIrc" dialog. It's like it completely lost my settings. I had closed it and restarted the program yesterday with no issues. I set it back up the way I wanted it and am going to try to reproduce it. I'll let you know what happens.

EDIT: I closed the program, ejected the drive, restatrted and I can't reproduce it. I really don't understand what happened this morning, but it's working fine now. Thanks Gizmokid2005!

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had you used the app on that

had you used the app on that machine before? If not it may be storing some information in registry which is why it thought it was the first run?

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Nope.

KVIrc in portable mode doesn't even look at the registry, in fact, nothing is stored in the registry regarding data/settings.

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Hmmm..

Please let me know if it happens again. The only time that will happen, afaik, is if the "portable" file in the root directory or App\KVIrc gets deleted.

You also shouldn't have had to recreate your settings...they should've still been in Data\settings\Settings.

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DT4

KVIrc Dev Test 4 has been released. See the Release notes for changes.

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DT5

has been released now.

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DT6

has been released. See release notes for fixes.

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Splash

Here's your splash for the pre-release:
https://portableapps.com/temp/KVIrcPortable.jpg

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Thanks!

Thanks a ton John!! I'll get PR1 out late today or tomorrow! Biggrin

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