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An other menu

hi all,

First sorry my english :S

Using portableapps for a moment i have made a launcher for me.

This menu is designed for windows 2000 and windows XP

you can have a description of the menu http://jollyarnaud1.free.fr/portablemenu/
and download the version http://jollyarnaud1.free.fr/portablemenu/download/MenuPortable.zip

To install just put the menu where your portable apps are

It is under GPL Licence (wait for sourceforge)

If you have some comment thank to post them on this forum Wink

Edit Version 0.6 released
New
- Now english (deffault) and french
- More than 8 application support
- Change the path scan on start

Edit Version 0.7 released
New
- Fully open source (replace ImageEx by ImageHoverBtn thx John)
- English version compatible with Portable apps directory layout : https://portableapps.com/node/2959#comment-13615

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Source code

Howdy,

It looks like a good start, but a few things:

1. You must release the source code and have it under an OSI-approved license in order to post it here. The rule applies to everyone equally, even if you intend to later release it. Please do so or I will have to remove your links.

2. Much as I appreciate wanting to include the PortableApps.com logo, please refrain from using the logo for now since this app isn't published by this site.

3. Are you sure it's 2000/XP only? I'm working on a new menu in Delphi myself (similar look and feel) and it works in Win9x fine. Is it some component you're using that is 2000/XP only?

All that said, it looks like a good start and I'd love to see your code to see which approach you're taking (I've been debating a couple different routes with mine... and it's unfortunately been on hold while I get all the apps renamed and back up to speed).

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

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I try to answer to your questions

I try to answer to your question...

1. For the OSI licence i haven't see it in the developpement tutorial. SO i post here to have a return on the application in the first time. I prefer made a good application before choose a licence (GPL for the moment but i must read more before).

2. Sorry for the logo i have just do it because i have do it for my portable apps USB Key. I change my skin for wait approbation.

    For the approch

The menu is based on the windows menu.

  • The menu search the app in the same dir (8 for the moment), get the icon and make them in a menu. In the future i think i made up and down arrow to have more than one app.
  • the right icon are for document.
    For the moment there is 4 (My document, My music, My images and my video) if they are not exist try to create them after the user send yes).

    3. For the moment only Win2K and XP because in this version i use transparancy effect and 9x cant do it. I think i'm going to modify that before version beta.

    For the code i Send you the project if you want to see.

    If you want you can erase this post and we can continu by mail before you have more information...

    EDIT : Image, executable skin and link are without portable apps. Say if you want that i remove more information.

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    Good Job Bon Boulot. If you

    Good Job

    Bon Boulot.

    If you need tester for the next version do not hesitate (a ta dispo pour tester de futures versions

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    This seems cool, reminds me

    This seems cool, reminds me of u3. But how do i get english version?

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    English Version

    It looks nice, do post here when you release the English version, I would love to give it a try.

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    Wait

    I've heard an inside source tell me Libertà Launchpad is almost finished. Wink
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    *Cough*

    Who was that then?

    Yours

    Steve Lamerton

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    Hmm

    I... don't... know..
    Run, Steve, Run! Wink
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    Anyway

    that wasn't what I said Smile

    Yours

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    I sure hope Liberta's coming

    I sure hope Liberta's coming out soon! I can't wait! Biggrin

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    Really?

    Oh, wait. It was AutoStart.
    Anyway, that pre-pre-alpha Renè sent out was functional enough.
    I showed a few people at school. They liked.
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    Yeh I

    think I might try to force him into a release.

    Yours

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    A new version is on fire

    A new version is on fire (sunday or before)

    I just wait a signature of my boss to open the source code

    New in 0.6 launcher
    - english and french
    - more than eight application supported
    - open source code under GPL licence
    - changing the search path of application (work on progress)

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    Version 0.6 - now english

    Version 0.6
    - now english support
    - more than 8 apps
    - open source (GPL)

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    thx!

    works here!
    at first i was confussed becuase youre website says download and then uncompress
    but its already an .exe i ignored that and ran it from my download folder and it wouldnt launch(since no portable apps folder) but i then moved it to my portable apps folder and it worked great here!

    Slackware 12 for system
    MCP (For XP and Server 2003)
    Network + Certified
    aim is "nycjv321" (minus quotes)

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    Damnit, this rocks!

    Superb app, thanks! Smile

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    I cannot even begien to

    I cannot even begien to express my gratitude towards u!
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    Luke: You killed my father!
    Darth Vader:No Luke! I am your father! Join me Luke! Together we can rule the galexy as father and son!
    Luke:NNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Version 0.7

    Version 0.7 released
    - Fully open source (replace ImageEx by ImageHoverBtn thx John)
    - English version compatible with Portable apps directory layout : https://portableapps.com/node/2959#comment-13615

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    doesn't work

    I get an error that it can't find qtintf70.dll

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    Me 2. my fav

    Me 2. Sad my fav menu
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    Luke: You killed my father!
    Darth Vader:No Luke! I am your father! Join me Luke! Together we can rule the galexy as father and son!
    Luke:NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    new release

    New zip with the DLL but 4 Mo :S
    I try to remove dependencies in next day to suppress the delphi DLL.

    http://jollyarnaud1.free.fr/portablemenu/download/MenuPortable.zip

    Thank you for the information

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    Getting Closer

    Removing the ImageEx component allows you to open source your own code, so it's definitely closer, Jolly. But the Delphi library is closed (I'm pretty sure as it's a special Qt-Delphi mix), so it still can't be licensed under the GPL (it's linked to a closed DLL) and it can't be an open source package yet. Is it ImageHoverBtn that requires the Delphi Qt library? As I mentioned in email, I was able to achieve the same effect as your hover buttons using images and frames within Delphi.

    Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

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    Have i well understand

    If i understand my code can be open but i can't use the qtinf70.dll because this DLL use Qt, from Trolltech.

    If the problem is the qtinf70.dll i think this come from a project configuration error (all the component that i use individualy not use this library there is just the 0.7 version that link this DLL)

    I try to remove the link to this library.

    Thank a lot you for your help and your open source science Wink

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    another error

    Now I get the standard windows error that PortableMenu.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.

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    I have test with DLL with

    I have test with DLL with many configuration it's work well :S
    Can you tell me more on your system (windows version, langage, known specificity)

    If you want back to the stable 0.6 i have upload it to this adress
    http://jollyarnaud1.free.fr/portablemenu/download/MenuPortable0.6.zip

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    got it working

    I was running it from \MenuPortable and getting the error. Once I moved it to \PortableApps\MenuPortable it started working.

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    Ok i understand, it is a

    Ok i understand, it is a test that i have not done.
    I had the test to the todo list Wink

    Thank you a lot for the test Biggrin

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    Exelent

    Wow!

    cool App It Should be posted on portableapps.com Smile

    Thanks Morgan

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    John has his own

    in development.
    Or is he going to use Libertà Launchpad? *ponders to himself*
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    Good question

    after all Autostart is looking good for launch shortly, and with launchpad coming not long after that..

    Yours

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    just a suggestion

    will either of the new menu systems incorporate the abilty to state/resolve conflicts of program shortcut keys? ie. Alt + Win + F = firefox.

    I'm not sure about you guys, but i've now got over 60 apps on my USB, and its kinda getting hard to remember which shortcut key goes with which app...

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    Err...

    Probably not.
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    Nice menu. I'd like to have

    Nice menu. I'd like to have the ability to create folders and group applications, also backup menu settings.

    If the above functionality is there then maybe instructions can be posted.

    If it isn't then I think Pstart is still the top dog based on functionality.

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    qtinf70.dll NOT FOUND

    Hiho,
    i tryied to install the PortableMenu.exe on my USB Drive.
    But thers always a Windowsprompt shown to me:
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    PortableMenu.exe - Komponente nicht gefunden

    Die Andwendung konnte nicht gestartet werden, weil qtinf70.dll nciht gefunden wurde.
    Neuinstallation der Anwendung könnte das Problem beheben.

    The Program couldn't be started, because qtinf70.dll wasn't found. A reinstall of the Programm may fix the problem.
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    I hope, my translation is OK?
    I`m using Win Xp Prof Sp2 (Ubuntu 6.06 doesn't support my Radeon X850GT).

    Bye, Andi

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    Yo Andi, To get

    Yo Andi,

    To get qtintf70.dll, go to this site:

    http://www.abies.de/downl/index.htm

    - Download qtintf70.zip
    - Extract it to your 'X:\PortableApps\MenuPortable' folder (X is your USB drive)
    - Bam! You're good to go Wink

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    cite: -----------------------

    cite:
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    ->Yo Andi,
    ->
    ->To get qtintf70.dll, go to this site:
    ->
    ->http://www.abies.de/downl/index.htm
    ->
    ->- Download qtintf70.zip
    ->- Extract it to your 'X:\PortableApps\MenuPortable' folder (X is your USB drive)
    ->- Bam! You're good to go Eye-wink
    --------------------------------------------------

    I havent tested, yet. But I think, this isn't my problems solution. I can't
    unpack the .exe file I downloaded, because the dll couldn't been found in the Systemdirectories.

    I'll test it after school tomorrow and if it isn't the sulotion, I'll feedback. OK?

    It's to late for me now... I've to get up at 5:45 am , tomorrow.
    N8, Andi

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    OK mikesapunk THX it`s working

    Thank you, I tested and it works with the dll in the same directory
    linke the .exe is. I didn`t know, it isn`t an installer or an .exe unpacker.

    baba, Andi

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    Hey Jolly, I love your app.

    Hey Jolly, I love your app. It rocks!

    The ONLY thing that is missing in my opinion are settings...
    I'd like to be able to have a settings menu where I can turn apps on or off. I have a bunch of stuff in my PortableApps menu that I don't want to show-up on the menu.

    I'd also like to be able to create more/different 'My whatever' menu items on the right for my drive. Maybe 'My porn' or 'My punk songs', or whatever I want, really!

    Keep up the good work,
    -Mike

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    Nice and short

    I like it too - the additional features would be nice (esp adding folders on the right side or submenus or shortcuts), but mainly its shorter than the portable apps one and thus works well on my tablet with its smaller screen.

    Thanks and keep up the work on it!

    Richard

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    Hey, i like your app, are

    Hey, i like your app, are you going to consider using an installation script so that it is easier to install, other than that great job

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    Not a bad start

    But I would encourage you to be more original in the future. Right now it's obviously based off of John's design. Try thinking up some useful features of your own that would be useful for owners of a portable drive.

    For example, John brings a free space meter along with pre-defined document folders that are only a click away, and integrated backup support. Plus he bases the menu off of one that is already familiar to us. I liked all those features, but they have already been put into an app by John.

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    Actually

    This was made before John released his.
    Also, a rumour is going around that John's is based off this menu.
    Please check your dates before posting.
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    Yup

    Yeah, I kinda figured that he based it off this.

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