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Abricotine - Open Source Markdown Editor

Hello,

Could anyone please create a PortableApps version of Abricotine.
The Application URL is:

http://abricotine.brrd.fr/

The GitHub Project URL is:

https://github.com/brrd/Abricotine

This is one of the best MarkDown editors out there.

Thank You.

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Why Does It Matter If It's a Web App

As far as I'm concerned, it writes data to Local App Data folder like any other application.
I don't mind the technology underneath, It can be Visual Basic as far as I'm concerned.

This program is a great MarkDown Editor.
The developer has a good plan a head and I want to use it within the PortableApps Platform.

I wish someone would add it.
It is really a great utility for developers.

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Use In Your Portable Browser

If you use the app in your portable browser, it will store its data in the browser portably. No need to package it independently. I think that's what was being referred to.

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Application

I'm not sure what you mean.

If you download it, there is an EXE file.
How can I run it inside the browser?

It's a 27 MB of Application File (EXE).

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Inside

It is an installable app from the developer. But the app you want to use is a web application (HTML, CSS and Javascript files) that is packaged inside Electron (a stripped down Chrome/Chromium browser engine). You can run the actual app within a portable browser like Firefox Portable or Chrome Portable and it should work portably. This is what we're referring to. When you download this app, you're downloading this app plus an entire web browser to run it on. That's why the install size is so big.

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And Still...

Could we have the whole package?

Really, this is much better than CureMarkEd.

I'm not sure I understand what to do, but I do understand I want it as part of my Application.

Please.

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64-bit Only

Unfortunately, in addition to the above, this app is only released as 64-bit for Windows. There is no 32-bit build. As such, it can not be released as an official app.

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64 Bit (Comment moved from other thread)

Are you telling me you prefer 32 Bit programs on 64 Bit?

I don't see the logic here, really.

I know 32 Bit can run on any system, but really, we're in 2016.
It's like mentioning the size of a file / program as a limitation.

I don't think those two things are relevant in our days.

If iPhone runs 64 Bit only, we can expect PC's to do so.

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Additional Details for Later

Some additional details for later use by packagers and devs...

Abricotine is a web/node-based app packaged with Electron. It is using a very old version of Electron for some reason, version 0.35.11 from November 2015, possibly because of changes within Electron's setup. Electron's current release is 1.2.1 from June 2016. Abricotine 0.3.2 released on April 7, 2016 is packaged as 64-bit only. It will work with unmodified Electron 0.35.11 x64 by dropping in the icons and resources folders. It will not work with unmodified Electron 0.35.11 x86 and produces the following error:

A JavaScript error occurred in the main process

Uncaught Exception:
Error: %1 is not a valid Win32 application.
C:\Users\USERNAME\Desktop\electron\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\spellchecker\build\Release\spellchecker.node
    at Error (native)
    at Object.module.(anonymous function) (ATOM_SHELL_ASAR.js:137:20)
    at Object.module.(anonymous function) [as .node] (ATOM_SHELL_ASAR.js:148:18)
    at Module.load (module.js:355:32)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:310:12)
    at Module.require (module.js:365:17)
    at require (module.js:384:17)
    at Object. (C:\Users\USERNAME\Desktop\electron\resources\app.asar\node_modules\spellchecker\lib\spellchecker.js:2:16)
    at Module._compile (module.js:434:26)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:452:10)

This error appears to be due to the fact that spellchecker.node is a binary file, likely a plugin for the 'browser' within Electron. This plugin is likely 64-bit only. The source code does not appear to be included within Abricotine's source files. There appears to be a github issue relating to this filed in the app's github project: https://github.com/brrd/Abricotine/issues/31

The app does not start when dropped into the modern Electron build, but that may be due to needing additional configuration.

It should also be noted that this app is very large, weighing in at 204MB.

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Alternative - Haroopad

Maybe as an alternative one could make a portable version of Haroopad:

https://github.com/rhiokim/haroopad

We really need a good Markdown Editor in the Suite (The current one is pretty week).

Thank You.

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