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Stickies 7.1a Portable DevTest 2

Application: Stickies
Category: Office
Description: Stickies is a note taking system meant to replace all the sticky and loose notes that tend to build up around your desk. Featuring skins, an API and a great networking system Stickies is one of the most powerful sticky note systems you can have on hand.

Download Stickies Portable 7.1a Development Test 2 [1.26MB download / 1.9MB installed]
(MD5: b7f2b7f1e6faa700f3e7647aba94578f)

Release Notes:

Development Test 2 (2010-12-26)

  • Fixed Splash Screen Issues
  • Fixed The PAL Compatibility Issues

Development Test 1 (2010-12-26):Initial Release

    Known Issues:

  • Splash Screen currently not showing up for some reason.
  • Due to the new PAL system I'm not sure how to find the source code for my launchers so I currently have no idea how to include those in the install system...
    To do:

  • The author of stickies has a page with tools that are official stickies apps. When I have more time I'd like to add those as optional components on the installer.
  • Due to the current way in which stickies handles multilingual capabilities I'm still working out a way in which we'll be able to use it's other languages.

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Various problems

There are various problems with this. Here's a somewhat automated report.

  • App\AppInfo\appicon_16.png and App\AppInfo\appicon_32.png are missing
  • You should use the app template from the PAL page (App\readme.txt and Other\Source\AppNamePortable.ini are missing and Other\Source\Readme.txt is wrong).
  • App\AppInfo\AppInfo.ini should be appinfo.ini
  • Remove App\AppInfo\launcher.ini
  • appinfo.ini: [Details]:AppId should be AppID
  • appinfo.ini: [License]:EULAVersion should be omitted as there is no EULA
  • appinfo.ini: [Control]:ExtractIcon should be omitted
  • Move Other\Source\StickiesPortable.jpg to App\AppInfo\Launcher\splash.jpg
  • appinfo.ini: [Details]:Description should be shorter than 254 characters (aim for no more than 150).
  • appinfo.ini: [SpecialPaths]:Plugins should be omitted if set to NONE
  • appinfo.ini: [Dependencies]:UsesJava should be omitted if set to false
  • appinfo.ini: [Dependencies]:UsesDotNetVersion should be omitted if empty

Then the PAL part:

[Launch]
AppName=Stickies
ProgramExecutable=Stickies\stickies.exe
WorkingDirectory=%PAL:DataDir%
SinglePortableAppInstance=true
SingleAppInstance=true
RefreshShellIcons=both

Omit AppName (as recommended in the manual) and SingleAppInstance (as that's the default) and consider whether you need SinglePortableAppInstance (what happens if you run a second portable instance with it turned off?) and RefreshShellIcons (I don't think you need this?).

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Updated
  • Icons are fixed
  • appinfo.ini has been updated
  • launcher.ini has been updated as you suggested.

I had originally put the refresh shell icons in there why I was putting in file associations, but then I realized that that would require admin privileges. I just forgot to remove that part.

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Better

App\readme.txt is still missing.

Other\Source\Readme.txt shouldn't be modified to change AppNamePortable to StickiesPortable - read the file fully and you'll understand.

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App\readme.txt

Remember, App\readme.txt is not a required file and does not need to be reported as a testing issue.

If a dev wants to alter Source\readme.txt to specifically mention their app, as long as they do it properly in all places, I think that's fine, honestly.

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So...

In an effort of conformity, would you like apps to chamber the help file our leave as is?

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