From: John T. Haller <public@jo...> - 2008-05-21 19:17:32
I've posted a release candidate of the PortableApps.com Suite based on
the current PortableApps.com Platform 1.1 Release Candidate 2 release.
I'm just posting the "Light" version as the Standard one works exactly
the same way and it'll be easier for testers. And it's called RC2 just
to keep in sync with the platform release (there was no RC1).
Before we start, please make any platform (menu/backup/icons/folders)
comments in the PortableApps.com Platform 1.1 Release Candidate 2 topic
and not this one. That way we can keep this exclusively for dealing with
the Suite installer and any issues around it.
This should be mostly as expected. The installer is complicated, though
-- nearly 500 lines -- as it incorporates the installers for all the
included apps to handle upgrades from the original Suite or from more
recent app installs. It also drops Gaim and installs Pidgin and moves
Gaim's settings into Pidgin (if it doesn't already exist).
One last-minute change, too... PNotes was removed. It turns out that
somewhere in PNotes' 3.x releases, it lost compatibility with Windows
95, 98 and Me. The current Suite release works on Windows 98 and up out
of the box (with the exception of OpenOffice.org which requires a
patch). I'd kinda like to keep it that way for this release. We'll be
dropping that requirement soon (Firefox 3 goes final in a few weeks and
is Windows 2000 and up). If anybody thinks we should just include it
anyway... please let me know.
Also, as expected, this includes the Platform 1.1 RC2 release as well as
the current releases of AbiWord, ClamWin, CoolPlayer+, Firefox, KeePass,
Mines-Perfect, Pidgin, Sudoku, Sumatra, Sunbird and Thunderbird.
I'm debating releasing today, but am open to opinions. It feels like it
might be a little rushed, but if we get some good testing in, we may be ok.