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Got An App? Make It A PortableApp

Article Source InformationWeek's Open Source Weblog
December 1, 2009, 7:46 am

Readers of this blog know I'm a fan of the PortableApps.com suite of open source programs. Now, its curators have made it that much easier to take your app--freeware or open source--and make it a PortableApp.

The way they've done this is via the 1.0 release of the PortableApps.com Installer, a tool for packaging a properly-formatted application into the one-click NSIS package used by the PA suite. The app in question needs to be prepared along certain guidelines to be used, but once that's done the rest is a snap. All aspects of the process--the installer, the app guidelines--are open for inspection and cost nothing to get rolling...

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