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Robert2
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Portable App and Shareware

Is it possible to make a shareware product a "Portable App"? What are the steps?
Thanks for any reply.

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Well

For one thing you would need to figure out where the app saves it settings.
2.) learn nsis. Nsis has constants and variables that allow to go to that folder regardless of what user profile it is and move and remove or even just remove that setting.
3 learn where it saves it's registry settings. there is a plugin for nsis that allows the user to save registry settings and delete items from the registry pertaining to the app.
and forthly if you want try using 7-zip Portable source. it has the script that can help make your own portableapp
and once you make your app, release it (Only if it is Open-source, Distributing Share-ware is greatly discouraged) and if you use 7-zipPortable source just make sure you keep in the script that John Haller is the author of the script (as you don't want to be emailed about GPL Violations/Trademark Violations from John)

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Plugin name

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"learn where it saves it's registry settings. there is a plugin for nsis that allows the user to save registry settings and delete items from the registry pertaining to the app."

What is the Plugins name?

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Just google for

nsis+registry Wink
Maybe its registry.nsh

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Depends

It highly depends on the app in question, the shareware methods tend to be very different, for example mIRC is actually already portable.

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*Nods head in agreement*

yeah thats true as well but the mentioned above also applies to most apps that user registry settings and what not

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Distributing Share-ware is

Distributing Share-ware is greatly discouraged
Think about that. Wink

Vintage!

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haha

very funny you know what I mean anyway

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You're still wrong. The

You're still wrong. Wink
The purpose of shareware is to, well, share it so that more people can try it out and potentially buy the full version.

Vintage!

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ARGHHH

Blum You still don't know what I mean. I meant here on this forum

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