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Install/update apps ASAP

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Install/update apps ASAP

Would you consider launching/queuing the install/upate of portable apps right after they have been dowloaded, and removing the paf.exe file once the install/update is finished ?
Doing the downloads and the installs in concurrent threads would drastically reduce the time it takes, and the temporary disk space used by nsq*.tmp.

John T. Haller
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Single Process, Coming Soonish

Unfortunately, NSIS, the scripting language the updater is written in, is single process, so we couldn't monitor each install as it's occurring alongside the download. We'd want to ensure only a single install is running at a time for performance reasons (running multiple installers in parallel to a slower USB drive often causes them to install quite a bit slower than running them serially) and be able to get the details of whether they are still in progress or returned an error back to the updater. I'm working on a solution for this for a later release. I just realized it hadn't been added to upcoming features so I've added it:

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

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