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newbie291
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Portable Cygwin

For me, this seems to be an "old" topic with various discussions (e.g. https://portableapps.com/node/35692), but no recent updates. I also googled around about, and it there seem to be various trials available, which are all outdated.
Actually I have to use a very restricted PC (no local installation without IT dep. confirmation), so I want to use cygwin via an external device (and also only to download/install it only once for my three private laptops )
As far as I understood various posts, Cygwin is free software which can be ported to portableApps?

I started to work on creating a portable app for cygwin using an actual setup.exe and concentrated on a base installation (bash/mintty). I ran into the problem of accessing HKLM\SOFTWARE\Cygwin on an 64bit machine (see also https://portableapps.com/node/54056), but up to now I can handle everything in Custom.nsh, so I don't use [Registry] in the CygwinPortableSetup.ini.

I'm actually testing storing and restoring HKLM\SOFTWARE\Cygwin\Installations and have some ideas to update appInfo.ini after installation to add a shell entry.

Looking around in the Cygwin Forum for the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Cygwin\Installations, I found the following entry:
https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2009-11/msg00096.html

According to this, there will always be a HKLM/Installations/ key generated (each time a cygwin session is started, and it's not deleted when closing all tasks) - so according to my understanding of the guidelines it can't be made portable.

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There is a current project
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Why the app is not on app

Why the app is not on app directory? So we can update it automatically Sad

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Yes, I agree

Yes, I agree

There is a link in that github readme "Download current working branches as .paf.exe and .7z from appveyor"
https://ci.appveyor.com/project/MachinaCore/cygwinportable/build/artifacts

Which has .paf file

What are we waiting for?

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Publisher Testing

That publisher is testing it on their own, it has been tested here to ensure it meets our criteria for release.

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Great News!

Gors,

I'm so happy to hear this that the Cygwin publisher is doing this.

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Cygwin Publisher

I'm not certain if it is the Cygwin publisher that is releasing those builds, but whoever is releasing them is doing them themselves.

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Official Release?

You wrote "it has been tested here to ensure it meets our criteria for release." hence I thought you imply they are close to become official part of the PA Suite.
Did I misinterpret you?

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No

Not at all - They're not involved with this site in any way, nor are we looking at their builds for release.

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