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Bat To Exe Converter 2.4.6.0 Dev Test 1

Application: Bat To Exe Converter
Category: Utilities
Description: From the publisher's website:
Bat To Exe-Converter converts bat script files to exe files.

There are some differences to normal bat files.
You can create invisible applications, you can include additional binaries, icons
and version informations to your program.

SourceForge project page

Download Bat To Exe Converter 2.4.6.0 Dev Test 1 (792KB+4.35MB download / 2.89MB installed)
(MD5: 2ca068429a8b2ad17553def3d83c596c)

Note: This is an online installer, so you must have a network connection when installing. No network connectivity is required otherwise.

Release Notes:

See all release notes at the SourceForge project page.

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Just curious

this is not a criticism, were you able to get a hold of the developer? I tried to contact hm t get permission for this about 6 months ago and was basically told NO

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I tried

I also tried, or at least I wrote down that I tried in my devlog. I never received any response, and the only thing I could find on the website was a prohibition against reverse engineering and such found here. So, as far as I can tell, I can release this for testing, but not as an official app (because it's closed source freeware). If it ends up that I have to take this down, then I will.

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Permission

Without permission, you can't bundle a freeware app unless the license explicitly permits it.

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Okay then

I guess this page will go on hiatus for now then. I'll take down the links momentarily (as well as the actual files).

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Sorry

I had to burst the project, t is a good one and a good little tool as well

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Not a problem

I'm glad you brought it up because it sparked other parts of the conversation that lead me to create the online installer version (which I'm trying to post to MediaFire but it's being special right now). So I actually thank you for pointing that out. Part of the process is learning what went wrong, right?

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Freeware

As this is freeware, it must be in an online installer format, unless explicit permission has been received from the publisher to bundle it, or the license terms permit bundling.

In this case, there are no terms permitting bundling. See here for the terms governing this app.

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...oh right

I completely forgot about online installers. I'd have to experiment with them before I'd be comfortable re-releasing this in that format. Thanks for the reminder.

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Confused about the Copyright Statement

Hello, I just download the software from the site and opened the help file and looked at the license portion. Based on what I read, I would feel that it could be bundled. But I a little new to the copyright thing. Any feedback is welcome.

License Agreement

Copyright (c) 2011 Fatih Kodak

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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Thanks salavine

I was actually trying to find the license for this program in specific (instead of the generic terms of use on the website as referenced above). Apparently I can't read too well, and never saw this in the helpfile. It does seem to imply (especially the "publish" and "distribute" parts of the clause) that I would bundle this if I wanted to. Until I get confirmation by one of the admins, and hopefully one day by the original developer, I'll stick to the online installer to make sure that I'm staying on firm legal ground. Thanks again for finding that!

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Updated: 2.0.1.0 Dev Test 1

Updated to 2.0.1.0 Dev Test 1. See release notes for details.

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The new version 2.1.3.0 is available.

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Updated: 2.1.3.0 Dev Test 1

Updated to 2.1.3.0 Dev Test 1. See release notes for details. See my blog for details on the delay.

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Thank you!

I've been waiting to use this!

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Another Bat2Exe - Open Source

Here is another Bat2Exe converter that happens to be open source. Not sure how it compares. Just found it.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bat-to-exe/

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2.1.4.0 released

Note: If you remove the MD5 in the installer it will automatically download the latest version.

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Version 2.3.2 Ready!

Couldn't get the above version to install. Appears as though it was having trouble downloading the app. So I downloaded it from the developer's site and gave it a go. Works. So I put it into PAF format and have it ready to go but need a place to host it. SourceForge only takes open source. This app is Freeware and licensed to be freely distributed. So as soon as I can get it online ...

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Not trying to be rude, but

Not trying to be rude, but the usual process when an app already exists is to ask in the original thread and give the developer a bit of time to respond (a few weeks would be polite) before just jumping in and taking something over.

Sometimes developers do just forget about something they've said they were going to update, sometimes links do erode without the developer realizing etc.

Also, this app is (license-wise) very touchy ground. The creator uses the MIT license (open source) but the program isn't open source. Sometimes it is better to just stay away from apps with conflicted licenses like this. I'm not trying to stop you, just saying that there is the small chance of it leading to bad stuff later on, so please be careful (or consider an online installer as is in this thread, which can be posted to SourceForge).

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Not Attempting to Preempt Anybody

Put it together as an exercise since the copies I was able to download would install. Apparently it wouldn't download the app. I will let it go for now and just use it for myself. Have been toying with another app that is Open Source so will see about packaging it.

Update: Bat2Exe Portable is up. See https://portableapps.com/node/53200. This is a simplistic app but does work.

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2.4.3.0

New version available: 2.4.3.0
Do you plan on updating to it?

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Hiatus

I have been on hiatus from doing PA.c stuff for a while now because of various life things. I'm not sure when I will be able to return to packaging. I am encouraging people who wish to take over the programs to tell me and then do so. I want to see these apps get the respect they deserve.

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Updated: 2.4.6.0 Dev Test 1

Updated to 2.4.6.0 Dev Test 1. See release notes for details.

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