You are here

Portable App Development

Discuss portable app development and modification of existing apps. Application Template 3.5.2 (with default launcher included)

John T. Haller's picture
Submitted by John T. Haller on November 13, 2016 - 5:37pm

I'm testing a new style of Application Template for use with the Launcher and Installer. The old 2.4 release was just the barebones file structure but includes no example config files. This is of a complete template with config files and a default launcher along with a stub EXE so you can be sure it works by default.

Creating A Portable App: A Guerilla Field Guide

OliverK's picture
Submitted by OliverK on July 31, 2008 - 8:42pm

Introduction:Often, somebody will make a post asking for help. I wrote up a guide real quick for this poster, here. After a suggestion by r-andom, I re-posted as a forum topic. If you have a suggestion for the guide, post here. If you need help portablizing, make a new post in the Portable App Development Forum. So, without much more text, I loose the gorilla. . .

    Forum Guidelines (Portable App Development)

    John T. Haller's picture
    Submitted by John T. Haller on March 14, 2006 - 3:25am

    The portable app development forum is for all development discussion related to portable apps. Feel free to ask questions on adapting the standard PortableApps NSIS-based launchers used with Portable Firefox, etc with other apps. Or with help working on any portable development project you wish. You'll find more portable apps developers here than anywhere else, so, for most questions, either someone will know outright or at least be able to point you in the right direction.

    Why encouraging developers to submit new launchers?

    Submitted by lwc on May 13, 2023 - 3:47am

    Outdated Official Portable Applications always claims "Pre-Releases and Other Test Versions" are "None" even though Test Releases is full of programs.

    The last entry in that page is from 2019 and none of the comments get any reply, so why encouraging developers to submit new programs if they have zero chance to get accepted and also no chance to even get listed?

    Launcher breaks for long name folders with spaces

    Submitted by lwc on May 6, 2023 - 7:39pm

    If I try to create a launcher for a folder like C:\Users\[user]\Documents\test this\PortableApps\something (note test this) then it fails (complaining about the name= of the program and if I also remove spaces from the name= then it complains about the folder itself).

    But if all I do is create a symlink to it from c:\something and run the launcher on it then it works perfectly.

    Could you make sure it supports long name folders with spaces?

    Updates is very slow

    Submitted by SimonGeek on April 25, 2023 - 5:19pm

    Hi John, since i have noticed that the release of updates is very slow, wouldn't it be better to have users download via the Platform the latest versions directly from the official websites replacing only the folders containing the software and leaving the Launchers intact? What do you think?