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Firefox Portable 2.0: Coming soon!

Although Firefox 2.0 was released on October 24th, Firefox Portable 2.0 has not yet been released in its final form. We're still finalizing some of the licensing with Mozilla before putting it out for the world to enjoy. You can expect a Firefox Portable 2.0 Pre-Release in the next few days with a slightly modified setup routine and, once that's tested by a few folks, it'll be released to the world.

Until then... please hold. Your call is important to us. Your call will be answered in the order it was received. (Hum appropriate mellow instrumental music to yourself)

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Thanks for the update John.

I'm sure the community appreciates the information.

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I hope this silences a lot

I hope this silences a lot of the requests we have been getting. Smile

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request

Could you please make it possible to autostart PortableFirefox on usb thumbdrive insert?

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Stickied

I stickied this to the top of the Firefox Portable forum. Anyone wanna take bets on how many people are still gonna ask where FFP 2.0 is? Smile

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Bet

5 in 24hrs.

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I'll

say 6 in two days, wow I'm optimistic today!

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Hmm...

I just downloaded the Firefox 2 installer and installed it to my Apps\PortableFirefox\firefox folder. Everything seems to be working just fine - extensions are saving to my profile on the drive.

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Yup

Because the version inside is an unaltered copy of Firefox. Of course, that PC's Add/Remove programs now has an entry for that copy of FF and you don't have the latest FFP launcher.

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in 2 days, double Steve's. Wink
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U3?

Will this include FF U3?

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2-3 weeks

U3 releases usually follow in 1 to 3 weeks from the major standard portable releases on which they are based. more here (though obviously no longer accurate time-wise due to the delay mentioned in this thread)

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Yeah, Me 2.

I installed FFP2.0, then copied the files to where there supposed to be. I hope I did n0t do anything wrong.

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The fruitcake basket

I want the v2 for my u3 drive, are they working on that, or are they just doing it for a "normal" portable device?

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Ok

1. Please don't double-post. It's a bad thing to do in any forum and it isn't allowed here.
2. If you read this thread, your answer is RIGHT HERE. All you have to do is scroll up.

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WOW.

Shock Amazing not only did he double post but he asked the question in the thread he should have read. That's a new one.

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You guys sure are slow

You guys sure are slow typists.

Or are Mozilla slow readers?

Scrawl out the legal nonsense faster, It's not like any of us are going to read it.

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Actually, John has to.
Otherwise he could get a CAD from Mozilla for using their trademarks.
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And then

we would never have it!

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Precisely

my point.
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John After a flurry of

John

After a flurry of updates it had become very quiet here. I just had to peek as to why. Thanks for keeping all of us up to date. It really helps.

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Thanks for the heads up

Thanks for the heads up John.

I was wondering when PFF 2.0 would be released.

I just set portableapps.com as my homepage and hope one morning that there is a post on the front page and i dont spill my coffee in delight haha Wink

You have started something very big with this site mate.
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John is working out some licensing issues with Mozilla, to do with their EULA.
As soon as he gets this worked out, I'm sure he will release.
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This may be a question for

This may be a question for developement. If so sorry.

I have been reading posts about what is needed to make something legally portable for distribution if that is the right term. Something like Firebird as an example.

It seems there is more than most of us realized. John has permission from the developer. He has done the extra work in making it portable. Now there are licensing things to do. I am missing something here. I read the post in developement. But it seems there is more to it than I understand.

Is this process one that you have to redo each time there is a new release. I ask that because I think many of us here have no real idea what you must go through. The post in developement does not I think relay the amount of work. I sort of thought it was like run the app through a conversion of some sorts and them post it after getting the authors permission.

Perhaps if John is busy, another developer of legaly distributaled applications could answer this.

I am not asking when it will be ready. It seems a long process to do this properly. Then as an after thought I read some post about the sheer number of apps you are maintaining.

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I believe the issue is with

I believe the issue is with being able to modify it to make it a portable app and still be able to legally call it "Firefox", due to MoFo's stance on acceptable use of their trademarks.

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Sort of

That used to be the problem.
Is this process one that you have to redo each time there is a new release. I ask that because I think many of us here have no real idea what you must go through.
No. It's due to a new major release. Apparently, the EULA has changed.
I sort of thought it was like run the app through a conversion of some sorts and them post it after getting the authors permission.
Quite correct. However, it's a "Firefox" trademark issue. Plus, Firefox may not be modified without Mozilla's permission while still using "Mozilla" and/or "Firefox" in the name.

John, you may like to correct me, but I feel quite certain I have most of it right. Smile
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Confused in Arizona...

Confused in Arizona... Smile

I've been using Firefox Portable 2.0 RC 3 for a while now, with '0' problems. However, I don't see any threads in these forums concerning this release...

Is this 'the thread' where we would discuss Firefox Portable 2.0 RC 3?

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Nope.

It's a news story. Search for it.
Also, use the Recent Posts tracker to find new stories and forum topics/replies.
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Completly functionally!

For everyone how don't wanna wait for the final:

Locking for my Thread in "General Discusion": "Method to make Firefox Portable" !!!

I've tested this method many times befor by friends who are using FFP too! Just care for copy the corect files in the right direction!

Please excuse my bad english cause I'm german!

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Hi Mefisto, @all, remember

Hi Mefisto, @all,

remember that this is not the way to get the new version of FirefoxPortable.

The way You posted will only create a copy of Your installation (without any compression, without the needed changes to the folders for the default profile and so on).

You can do that, but create OOoPortable is a little bit more than this!

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Mr.Haller is not premitted

Mr.Haller is not premitted to compress Mozilla Binarys.

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Any chance of an update on

Any chance of an update on how PFF 2.0 is coming along John?

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"what if..." and "why not..."

Mozilla decided to make this portable Firefox (and other portable Mozilla apps) project their own? Nevermind. I was a bit frustrated with the delay.

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Firefox Portable

I like the idea of portable applications on Windows as they don't need to use the registry, however the current release of the Firefox application won't even remember internet locations typed into the location bar and there appears to be issues with form data.

Will this all be fixed by the time of the next release?

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Sigh

Please read the documentation. These are all disabled to save drive life. You can enable them in Tools - Options.

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Will the U3 Version will be out in a couple weeks?

Will the U3 version of Portable Firefox be on the U3 website in a couple weeks?

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