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Portable Startup Utility 1.5 Beta - Testers Needed

I need testers for the new beta.
PSU Beta
No new functionality from 1.3, only new code.
I changed the list box in the Launch Apps section to a listview, and changed the registry editing code for the environment variable.

I need a thorough test of the new code.
Specifically, does the new environment variable work?
Are there any issues with the new listview control? specifically the users who were getting the error 429 with earlier versions.

If there are no issues, I can start on adding file associations for the portable apps.

Note:
No further development is being done on this utility. Most of the functionality can be found in the menu I have been working on.
https://portableapps.com/node/8467

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Okay.

I s'pose I'll try 'er out.

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well jeez, you don't have to

well jeez, you don't have to Wink :evil:

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Well fine!

Maybe I won't! Smile

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runtime error 52 ????

Cant install/unpack it.
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which os/version/service

which os/version/service pack ?

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Same run time error 52

Can't get it out of the box.... download was 120KB

XP pro. admen with sp1 and then some (my own hacks and programming tools).

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Working

It's working fine for me. No errors or anything else.
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1.5.0.2 now up

ok, I changed the listview control.
also changed the cleanup to a listview.
added the starting framework for the file associations (its not functional, so don't report back it doesn't work)

Still need to know if the original functions are working properly and if anyone is getting errors.

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Well...

I am getting runtime errors (code: 5).

When I plug in my stick neither the PortableApps.exe gets started nor the starttc.exe (TotalCommander) which I have included manually in the launch app menu.

Furthermore the variable B is not set automatically but only after running PSU out of the popping up menu...

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1.5.0.3 now up

I think I found the source of at least one of the errors folks were getting, forgot the .Text when assigning a value to a couple of strings.

Added the write ini and read ini routines for the file associations (they are still not applied, this is only the framework)

Usual testing needed does everything that is supposed to work, work?
And are there any errors?

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Sorry, ...

still the same behaviour...

Here is the content of my psu.ini

<?xml version="1.0"??>
PSU>
Options>
PortableApps>yes
PAMWait>yes
EnvironmentVariable>B
DriveSubstitute>B
/Options>
Programs>
Program>
Name>Total Commander
Path>starttc.exe
Argument>
/Program>
/Programs>
Cleanup>
/Cleanup>
Extentions>
/Extentions>
/PSU>

And my autorun.inf:

[Autorun]
OPEN=psu.exe -all
ICON=Apps\cdrom.ico

May the error have to deal with my network configuration in general?

Asking, because each time I replug my stick a message pops up telling me that my network drive Secret has not been found etc. pp. (which is true because it is actually unplugged right now...).

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I think it might be the

I think it might be the drive search routine, its in there for folks who may want to use the app on a u3 drive where the app wouldn't be on the same drive as the apps they are launching.
I think I'm going to take it out all together.
I'll post a new version without it as soon as I can.

Edit: 1.5.0.4 is up without the drive search routine.

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Cool.

Works for me.

What about when you click on a side selection to have it highlight, it gets confusing when you click on one cause you don't know weather it changed.

Whoa, file associations? Will it actually associate the file type with the app? Sounds sweet. Biggrin

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I'll add the selection

I'll add the selection indicator.

Edit: OK maybe not, well I will just have to figure a different way to do the left list.

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Added selected item color to

Added selected item color to list on left.
Didn't change the version number.

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Tried out

the latest 1.5.0.4 too and still it won't add a drive B and start Total Commander when plugged in...

Btw: Is your new Menu-App based on PSU v.1.3 or v.1.5.0.4?

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Its based on1.5.0.x not all

Its based on1.5.0.x not all of the changes in 1.5.0.4 made it into the menu.
is TC and the drive substitute the only things you are trying to launch?
does your autorun.inf have the -all argument?
when you add the settings are you clicking save settings?

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Yes - and the environment

Yes - and the environment variable is set to B too
Yes
Yes

The values in the autorun.inf and psu.ini are still the same a s posted above. I have tried psu.1.5.b.exe as is and renamed to psu.exe btw..

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what happens if anything

what happens if anything when you plug in your usb drive?

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Well on one machine I only

Well on one machine I only get get the usual dam-dam sound Windows produces when an USB stick is plugged in.

On my second machine the Windows-dialog to choose the application which one would like to run pops-up additionally. Plus the message-box, telling me that the connection to my network drives could not be restored (if they are turned off)...

Auto run is activated on both PCs and both are running WinXP...

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Vista

Few bugs on vista mostly ocx errors.
other than that I love it.
Great Job

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