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PA Updater updating more than one folder of the same portable app

Would it be possible to update the same portable app in more than one subfolder of \PortableApps\?

Some people may be intereseted in having:

\PortableApps\FirefoxPortable4Google
\PortableApps\FirefoxPortable4Yahoo
\PortableApps\FirefoxPortable4Microsoft
\PortableApps\FirefoxPortable4Banking

for different browser environments each with different plugins, passwords, settings.

The same for Thunderbird, Chrome, etc.

Could it be possible for PA Updater to scan all (four in this case) folders and update FF6.0.1 to FF6.0.2 in all folders?

The updater would run one by one on each folder, of course.

The different instances should be installed under the same folder (no folder recursion needed) with the /destination command-line parameter .

Thank you.

John T. Haller
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Nope

We have no plans to update the platform to handle lots of different installs of a given browser. We will be adding additional features to the second profile add-ons which is the proper way to have different profiles:
https://portableapps.com/support/firefox_portable#second_profile

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Thank you

Thanks John for your prompt replies. Your is an amazing service!

My question was more generic as handling every folder as a different app even if they are repeated. Maybe I misguided you in using the browser example.

for each Folder under \PortableApps\
  fetch App\AppInfo\appinfo.ini
  if there is an update
    run update
  fi
next

Thank you again.

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Not Planned

We currently have no plans to implement what you are requesting. There's really no need for it other than something very specific like Firefox/Thunderbird profile (which is covered) or testing of Development Test apps (which aren't handled by the updater anyway). It introduces unnecessary complexity and will cause update checks to take quite a bit longer on flash drives for users with lots of apps. Or is there some other use case we're missing?

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Thanks.

Thank you again.

No, my use is in different instances of Thunderbird and Firefox. I have two totally different jobs which have open in different monitors at the same time.

It's ages since I last checked profiles in a browser or email client so maybe it's time to recheck.

I admit I hadn't thought about USB slowness. In fact it was a mistake assuming PAUpdater did kind of a "for each glob(folder) do next".

Thanks again for your kind attention.

Regards.

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