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Inkscape Portable 1.3 Dev Test 2

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John T. Haller
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Inkscape Portable 1.3 Dev Test 2

This app has been released to the standard Inkscape Portable package.

App: Inkscape
Description: scalable vector graphics editor
License: GPL

Download Inkscape Portable 1.3 Dev Test 2
Download: 159MB \ Installed: 548-886MB

I built this test version of Inkscape Portable 1.3 to test out 32-bit plus 64-bit dual mode along with the option to not install the 32-bit variant. Please test and report back how it works for you.

Version History
2023-07-24 - Dev Test 1 - First Release
2023-08-16 - Dev Test 2 - Added 32-bit check and error when missing on 32-bit machines

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No error if 32-bit support not included

Here's the results of my testing:

  • 64-bit system: installs and runs as expected with or without the 32-bit support included.
  • 32-bit system: installs regardless of whether 32-bit support is included.
    • No error displayed if 32-bit is either excluded at install or app is transferred to system & attempted to be run in either case.

Temporary solution: Adding a check to the existing custom code, checking for the value of InstallType in Appinfo & the value of $Bits - if the former is Multilingual (or preferably we change the install types to be 64bit & dual, or some such, then check for 64bit), and the value of $Bits is 32, then display a messagebox advising the user that the install is 64-bit only, and to re-install it as dual if they wish to use the app on a 32-bit system.

Permanent solution: Add this same check to PAL's code for use by all apps, potentially with the installtype automatically added to pac_installer_log (not necessarily with that name) rather than relying on the InstallType appinfo value being written correctly.

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Dev Test 2

I've added the appropriate check in Dev Test 2. I may update the PA.c Installer to add an option to pre-select 32-bit on 32-bit Windows since we'll likely be using this InstallType for this as well.

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