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PortableApps.com Application Template 3.5.2 (with default launcher included)

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Submitted by John T. Haller on November 13, 2016 - 5:37pm

I'm testing a new style of PortableApps.com Application Template for use with the PortableApps.com 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

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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.

    Contributing code changes for PortableAppsPlatform

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    Submitted by Dustin Luck on December 3, 2022 - 4:09pm

    Please forgive me if this has been answered/documented somewhere. I have looked and couldn't find anything.

    TLDR
    I have coded a new feature and would like to know how to submit it to be considered for inclusion in PortableAppsPlatform.

    Details
    I was looking for a way to set environment variables (specifically the PATH) globally for all the portable apps I use. I know i can modify them for each individual app, but it saves a lot of trouble by doing it in one place.

    Security Issues with PortableApps

    Submitted by portabc on November 20, 2022 - 12:52pm

    Dear PortableApps Developers,

    It came to my attention, that PortablApps has some pretty huge security issues, that could be easily avoided, if the person responsible for updating portable apps had just a smudge of understanding what an update on other than MS Windows system is and how it differs.

    There is of course the second matter of abandoned apps and a complete mess with the choice of apps presented to the end user, with complete disregard over their privacy and security.

    Naming - Portable before or after?

    Submitted by kermik on November 4, 2022 - 11:20am

    Because of old habits mostly I have since the beginning named my portable apps in the form of PortableFirefox (as an example). The portable apps platform nor the manual updater does not accept this right away but wants the form FirefoxPortable (no space). If I don't use this form the platform will not update the apps.
    Is there any way I can "fix" this as I would like to keep my naming in the form of PortableFirefox or at least PortableFirefox?

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