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Q-Dir Portable 4.46 Online Installer Development Test 2

Application: Q-Dir
Category: Utilities
Description: Q-Dir is a quad-pane file explorer that is capable of displaying 4 Explorer panes simultaneously. It supports favorites, file/color filtering, export to XLS/CSV/TXT/HTML, screen magnifier, quick preview etc.

Download Q-Dir Portable 4.46 Development Test 2 online [862 KB + 397 KB download / 1.1 MB installed]

(MD5: edd10ac7695fbbfebfc2e8e029ed8351)

Online Installer:

Q-Dir Portable is an online installer that will download additional files during setup.

Release Notes:

Version 4.46, Development Test 2 (2011-02-21):
Updated to the latest beta (Version 2.1 Beta 2) of the PortableApps.com Launcher
Made a minor change to the Q-Dir Portable launcher to take advantage of PAL's wildcard support

Version 4.46, Development Test 1 (2011-02-05):
Changed: Q-Dir Portable won't verify the integrity of the downloaded Q-Dir files (this may cause Q-Dir Portable to report a successful download and installation when the download actually failed, but should eliminate problems updating Q-Dir Portable after a Q-Dir update)
Updated to the latest version of Q-Dir

Version 4.45, Development Test 1 (2011-02-03):
Changed: Made Q-Dir an online installer to conform with its license
Updated to the latest version of Q-Dir
Updated to the latest version of the PortableApps.com Launcher
Updated to the latest version of the PortableApps.com Installer

Version 4.37, Development Test 1 (2010-09-03):
Updated to the latest version of Q-Dir

Version 4.36, Development Test 1 (2010-09-01):
Updated to the latest version of Q-Dir

Version 4.35, Development Test 1 (2010-08-27):
Updated to the latest version of Q-Dir

Version 4.33, Development Test 1 (2010-08-16):
Updated to the latest version of Q-Dir

Version 4.32, Development Test 1 (2010-08-02):
Updated to the latest version of Q-Dir

Version 4.31, Development Test 2 (2010-07-21):
Improvement: added language-switching instructions to the launcher (thanks to Chris Morgan and Simeon for help)

Version 4.31, Development Test 1 (2010-07-16):
Initial Release

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Language strings?

Does anybody have a good suggestion for doing language strings? Q-Dir doesn't follow any standard pattern; instead of the usual language codes, Q-Dir uses a number to represent each language. For example, English is 1, German is 0, and Korean is 7.
I'll probably end up re-defining the appropriate PortableApps values with a [LanguageStrings] section, but I'd like to see if anybody has a better idea first.

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Yep

Crazy, isn't it. [LanguageStrings] is going to be the way to go, I think. Unless you can convince the developer to "fix" it.

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I'll drop the developer a

I'll drop the developer a note and see if he's willing to fix that. It looks like a pretty fragile way of handling languages, and I'm not at all sure that will work properly with the PortableApps language system. Hopefully the Default language case will keep everything working, but I'm not willing to bet on that.

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yes

I do the same with Atomic Tanks which uses numbers for the different languages too.

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Thanks

Thanks for the pointer to ATanks; I ended up using it as a template for Q-Dir. Getting everything set wasn't too bad, but IMHO it's a fairly fragile way of doing languages.

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Nice

The more I play the nicer it looks, I like the idea of being able to associate specific programs to open specific file types as well as being able to use a relative path. Now I need to play with the tree as I ultimately would love to be able to print out a directory listing like XTree Gold used to do.

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Updated, 2010-07-21; see above for details.

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Updated to version 4.45 on 2011-02-03; see above for details.

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Q-Dir Update

The Online installer no longer works as Q-Dir is now at 4.46.

Given the frequency with which this software is updated, I'm not convinced that an online installer can work effectively, unless it is self updating as with the CCleaner example. Of course you would then be dependent on the developer not changing the download link on every update.

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Location isn't changing; MD5 is

As agdurrette said, the download location is still the same; the problem is the new Q-Dir package, which has a MD5 different from the one I specified in installer.ini. I should be able to temporarily fix the problem by not specifying any MD5 in installer.ini, but that's not exactly an ideal long-term solution.
EDIT: Starting from version 4.46 Development Test 1, Q-Dir Portable should be able to handle future Q-Dir updates. I deleted the MD5-check.

Hopefully, I'll hear back from the Q-Dir author soon, and he'll give me permission to put the local installer back up.

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The link in installer.ini

The link in installer.ini goes to a web page. In Win WGet it downloads a html file with the .zip file extension. The web pages gives this file http://www.softwareok.com/Download/Q-Dir_Portable_Unicode.zip

which is Q-Dir 4.46.

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Updated to version 4.46 on 2011-02-05; see above for details.

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Still does not work. From the

Still does not work. From the looks of it the problem is the download link you have in the installer. The link you have goes to a web page which the installer is downloading as a .zip file making it error. Changing it to http://www.softwareok.com/Download/Q-Dir_Portable_Unicode.zip should work as it is the actual file and not a web page.

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Let's try this again...

I just fixed and re-uploaded the installer; it should work now. Thanks for letting me know.

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Yup, It works. No problem

Yup, It works. No problem Smile

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Q-Dir portable: 32-bit or 64-bit or autodetect?

Thanks for working on a PortableApps version of Q-Dir. Does this Q-Dir portable launch a 32-bit or 64-bit Q-Dir exe? Or, like the PortableApps 7zip, does it autodetect the 32/64-bit version of the OS and launch the right rev?

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32-bit

It's 32-bit. There's no need for the 64-bit version as the 32-bit version works just fine on Windows x64.

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64bit

Q-Dir 64bit works much better on win764bit than the 32bit version.
As Q-Dir64bit is already quite portable it is only a question of will
portableapps allow a packaging of the better version?

I notice a almost total lack of available 64bit builds throughout
portableapps ?

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Better?

Better how?

Most 64-bit apps offer no advantage at all over their 32-bit counterparts and are generally a bad idea in terms of portable software. A more complete explanation is here: https://portableapps.com/node/24371

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I'll randomly reply to

I'll randomly reply to this...

In most circumstances, not better at all. However when it comes to file managers, most apps with shell extensions still only install the extension for the target platform (ie 64-bit) and don't also install the 32-bit extension. 7-Zip and Notepad++ are good examples. That means in a 32-bit file manager on a 64-bit system... you can't access or use any of your shell extensions. It's annoying to say the least.

I realize this may not be a top concern in the PApps landscape since no platform app is installing shell extensions, but it's still nice to be able to access the host's installed software.

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Quite True

And I use that for local software. But as explorer extensions can only be uninstalled properly with a reboot (or by crashing explorer.exe), so they can't be part of portable apps at the moment.

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64bit

shell extensions? You install shell ext with a portable app?
not a good idea

Is the exclusion of 64bit a personal thing? Some preference like
many of the linux disagreements?

64bit is almost always better - there I've also expressed my
opinion.

Can't we have a choice?

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Read the article

Again, read the article for the complete details, please. It has a full explanation.
https://portableapps.com/node/24371

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Updated, 2011-02-21

Updated to Version 4.46, Development Test 2, on 2011-02-21; see above for details.

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Thank you so much! This is

Thank you so much! This is my absolute favorite of all of the explorer-type programs.

'will look forward to updates as they become available.

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+1

We got the permission from the publisher to release the app.

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Where ?

I read in above August 2013 comment, that the publisher gave permission to release the app.

But where can I find it in portable apps ? Can't find it anywhere (except this old topic).

Thx

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