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A Note Portable [Test 4] - Note Taking Utility

Skip all this and just A Note Portable [Test 4], but if you know NSIS, I'd appreciate is you kept reading. And please let me know if your notes open on last exit re-open on the next run of different computers, thanks.

Alright, the old thread got a little long and full of things I've corrected, so since I'm at test 4, I've decided to start a new thread. There was an extra line in the script in test 3 that was screwing things up, so I removed it, and made the copying of the settings silent.

Now here's my question(s) for the next release:

  1. Is there a way to copy a whole folder of settings from Application Data to the portable device without it taking up to thirty seconds?
  2. All the times I tried to make the script delete the folder "A Note" under Application Data, it won't do anything. I figured there's some reason because it's program settings and files, so I just renamed it, then deleted it, but for the next release, I would like to have it just delete the folder, is there a way to force it too?

Thanks in advance.

A Note Portable

And now, A Note Portable is a portable version of A Note, a desktop note taking program. Read here for a little more information. With the new version, once you run the program, your notes that were open on last closing should automatically open, it worked for me on three computers, only thing was, the portable registry settings weren't applied on my dads Vista machine, I don't know whether that's a Vista issue, or my dad's computer. Maybe someone has some idea, so please, try it out and let me know if your notes you had open on closing re-open on execution, is someone could test on multiple computers that would be good to.

A Minor Note: Until I figure out a way to have the settings transfer quicker, they will take about 30 seconds top (unless you have a lot of notes) to transfer to your portable device silently. (This will be why Windows does not let it eject.)

A Note Portable [Test 4]

Changelog

To Do

  • If possible, make it so the folder A Note is deleted without renaming it. (Nothing for you to worry about)
  • Make the settings transfer faster or do something different.
  • Re-export the about box image to jpeg
  • Create a nicer, proper splash screen
  • Add in correct authors name

Test 4 - Current Release

  • Removed line from script that was screwing up the settings under Application Data, your notes that were open on close should now re-open on next run.
  • Made the transferring of settings silent.

Test 3

  • Should now be full settings support under Application Data and registry. (Local settings backed up, portable settings applied, and reverse on close)
  • Edited original program icon. (The shadow around it wasn't working for me)
  • Re-exported all the orginal photoshop templates to jpeg for a crisper, cleaner guide.
  • Added the 24 resource to the self extractor. (Makes is prettier)

Test 2

  • Second release, the portable version can now not be running more than once, notification box added.
  • Changed to correct install size in INI file.
  • Added a help file linking to forum page.
  • Updated self extractor with text and icon.
  • Settings from Application Data saved back on device but not used.
  • Fixed text in a couple readme's and sample INI.

Test 1

  • Initial release, only registry settings were saved and used.
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Excellent, a new release! To

Excellent, a new release!

To be honest though, I've just been sticking to the desktop version as I haven't been travelling about to much. However, I'm going to LA to visit family in a bit, and this could definitley come in handy to remember what I need to do when I get home. Does it actually save your (my) notes yet, or do you (I) still have to export and import them every time?

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A Basic Overview:

What it should do, and what it does for me, is, if you have a local version installed it will:

-Backup the local settings in both the registry, (Settings in "Options") and in Application Data. (All of your notes)
-Next, it will copy your portable settings too the places where the program expects to find the settings. (Should be fairly quick)
-If you had any notes open on last close, it should automaticially launch them, and all the notes you have deleted (Not permanently) should be in the recycle bin.
-All your options, default title, note colour, lauguage, etc, should be the same as you had them on your last computer.
-When the program is closed, all of your settings will be copied back to the device. (Takes a little longer for some reason, but I'm checking into it)
-The local settings will be put back into their original spots, and everything is back to normal.

If you have no local install, should be the same thing, with no local settings variables.

Do note, until I figure out how to get the settings to transfer quicker, don't launcher the local install within under 1 minutes after closing the portable install. AT LEAST. And if the local install is running while you are using the portable one, just don't touch anything with the local and it should be fine afterwards.

So, what I would like confirmation on from you is that if you do have a local install, everything from the portable settings in right on launch, and the local settings and notes are the same afterwards as well. Remember, leave at least a minutes in between launcher local after portable, the settings are still copying!

The big thing is that your notes open on last exit on the portable AND local versions both pop up when each individual version is launched.

Example: Portable notes open when portable version launched.
Local notes open when local version launcher. (Again, at least 1 minute after closing portable version.

I would appreciate if you have the opportunity to check on more then one computer.

Thanks so much!

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Umm.... That was rather hard

Umm.... That was rather hard for me to understand... Though I believe I got it all...

When I launched the new edition of Portable A note, all of my settings were the default. I changed them to the way I like. I then made an example note and closed a note portable. I then re-launched a note portable, and everything was as it was before I closed it. All my settings n' such were right. I closed a note portable, and opened up desktop version (after 60 seconds). All of my settings were right, and the example note didn't open up. YAY!

It's passed that test, now I'm off to study for finals... Hope I pass that test.

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Hahaha.

Sorry, I was hoping you'd understand as confusing as it was.

Umm, that's good that it does that. Biggrin Just one more thing, if you do have a chance, test that your same notes open on another computer.

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Hello! Sorry it took so

Hello!

Sorry it took so long...

I'm now in LA, and my notes open up! YAY!

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Haha.

No problem. And a very nice new splash screen will be coming in a day or less hopefully. Two at max.
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So...

Got the splash yet? Wink
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Actually.

Oh, wait, first, welcome back.

But, I have the splash done, and I have the installer done with my own side banner, and optional translations, I'm just trying to get the program better with the settings transfer.

So hmpff.

http://paddy.sunnyoasis.com/downloads/ANotePortable.jpg
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Improved A-Note

Hi!

I'm the author of the http://netbeings.org/anixdorf/ANote.zip Version.
You can use it instead of the original version from 2004.

To compile you need to open the dsw file and convert it to an VS 2005 Pro project.
Then you have to change all "for (i = bla..." to "for (int i = bla".
And you can set the "_CRT_SECURE_NO_DEPRECATE" Define to eliminate some warnings.

If you want, I can update the zip file for the VS 2005.

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Hey.

What are the differences with your version?

And I don't have vs.

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Differences

It has proxy support (with or without authentification).

It has a mode I call "private notes". Notes you set to be private will not be uploaded to the server.

The sync server on http://a-note.sourceforge.net is not working anymore.
It was hacked by a worm or something else. My version has a simple detection
if the server is valid and will produce an error message like 'Incompatible or corrupted server installation!'.

Of course, if you only transport it from one computer to another you don't need the sync features.

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link

um the link for the downlode doesn't work??

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Sorry.

It was on my old site, I won't be working on this one any more, check out PNotes Portable, it's right in the Beta Testing forums here.

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