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dougakins
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Feed Notifier 2.4 Dev Test 1

Application: Feed Notifier
Category: Internet
Description: Feed Notifier is a Windows application that resides in the system tray and displays pop-up notifications on your desktop when new items arrive in your subscribed RSS or Atom feeds.

Download Feed Notifier Portable 2.4 Dev Test 1 [6.86MB download / 9.2MB installed]
(MD5: 61f6b03aefd63f935b49aab7e49309df)

Release Notes:
Development Test 1 (2011-01-19): Initial release

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Sorry

Sorry - didn't know you guys were working in this behind the scenes. I searched the forum before I posted.

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Ack

Ack, I'm sorry, Doug. I went based on this request posted earlier today and as I'd been meaning to do this at some point, I just put it together. I didn't even see your post, so it's *MY* fault for not searching. I'm sorry to have basically taken it over. Sad

If you'd like to maintain it going forward, I'd be happy to pass it back to you. I just checked your release out and doesn't maintain the app's settings within the Data directory (a key part of PortableApps.com Format). If you check out my release, you can see how this is done in the Launcher's ini so you'll know for future efforts.

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Hey

If maintaining this app is something that would help I'd be happy to do my part. Just let me know what I need to do.

I didn't realize that even if the app was self contained that those types of files had to be moved, but it makes sense. Especially since I didn't specify files to ignore on update so that updating the app would erase all the settings.

A couple of questions about the Data directory though to help me better understand for the future.

I see the feeds.dat and log.txt files got placed into the settings folder. I wouldn't consider those files "settings", so how do you determine what goes into the settings folder and what goes into the Data root or another folder in the data directory. I guess the same question applies to why the IconsCache wasn't placed in the settings folder since everything else was.

Thanks

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Files and Directories

The MoveFiles section is generally used for individual files. I could easily place them in Data instead of settings, but I've gotten in the habit of using settings for backwards compatibility with apps being upgraded to the PA.c Launcher from something else. The DirectoriesMove section does not like subdirectories, so it's best to use a single directory inside Data and not move whole directories into our out of settings.

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