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Paint.NET no longer needs .NET

Paint.NET has been updated and according to its author no longer needs .NET installed. See https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/118660-paintnet-43-is-now-available/, "no more .NET to install!". It also now has portable zips for download, but not in PortableApps format.

Given these updates, is it possible to create a PortableApps installer for Paint.NET?

Many thanks

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It's Actually Worse

Unfortunately, it's a bit worse. The new approach will work on a fully updated Windows 8.1, 10, and 11 machine. It won't work on Windows 7 SP1 without manually downloading Platform Update for Windows 7 which requires admin rights and a reboot. It won't work at all on Windows 7 SP1 or 8.0.

I think the publisher went through all this to support ARM, which seems a bit odd since Windows on ARM is basically useless at the moment.

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

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Ha! So it's two steps forward...

...but three steps back. OK, thanks. We wait and hope.

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Official portable version on github repo

The Paint.NET github repo now provide official portable version (zip file) with explanation.
https://github.com/paintdotnet/release/releases

Available format : x86 platform, x64 platform, arm64 platform.

Note : For Win 7 and 8/8.1, you need to previously manually install .NET 6.0 framework if they are not up-to-date (the link to do so is also provided).

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