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mAXmAD
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27/07/2019
mAXmAD
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i have nice collection of finest portable apps, 8GB i just checked. iv been using portableapps.com menu program for while now and well, actually got nothing bad to say about it execpt nowdays its just too boringly simple for kingnerd like me smile i checked Symenu now and it looks very nice indeed. so..... is there EASY way to convert whole portableapps.com menu with categories etc. to Symenu? i read something about some mystic plugins, but actually havent found any yet... is there solution?

but hey, all u thanks many many keeping this up etc. smile

-mAX

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Gianluca
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27/07/2019
Gianluca
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Nope.

The mystic plugin should have worked this way: take the PortableApps program structure into the SyMenu program structure and link all the programs.

Nothing incredible, neither too difficult but nobody creates it until now. Why?


IMHO an import process like this, makes you loose the autoupdate feature that the PA launcher offers. On the other hand SyMenu can autoupdate the programs only if you "install" them with the native feature.


Well SyMenu even has an import feature but it imports the programs, not the logical structure. And the autoupdate problem remains.

So the choice is entirely on you and, please, let us know what options you will choose and how your experience will be. It can be useful for other users.

P.S.
You have 1300 programs in SyMenu and 400 in PA. Are you really sure you can't recreate your 8GB program library in the SyMenu way?
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mAXmAD
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28/07/2019
mAXmAD
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thanks for reply ... !


offcourse i can recreate that 8GB library for SyMenu, but... everything is just so nice now, backup to mega and so on... i just though that it would be nice to just "convert" them u know.... but this SyMenu is lots of more than portableapps.com that it would be just plain stoopid to NOT. same time i can recheck all apps, delete bad ones, make better menus, make it really look like ... something wink

I ABSOLUTELY let u know how this ends... now u know how it begin wink

-mAX
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Gianluca
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28/07/2019
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smile
And usually a fresh new start is exactly what we need to become even better than what we are today!
I'm awaiting for the news.
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sl23
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13 days ago
sl23
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For me, the auto update is a must. I've spent years manually updating hundreds of portable apps, to the point it's become tiresome!
It's just such a shame that dev's don't get more involved with the sps system to relieve Gian from this burden!!!
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Gianluca
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11 days ago
Gianluca
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sl23 wrote:
It's just such a shame that dev's don't get more involved with the sps system to relieve Gian from this burden!!!

...and to increase dramatically the number of app in the suite.

There's a big potential in the SPS, it's a system that virtually can index every existing portable program in the Internet.
But for now let's enjoy with our 1318 programs Cool Smoke
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chef
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5 days ago
chef
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sl23 wrote:
It's just such a shame that dev's don't get more involved with the sps system to relieve Gian from this burden!!!


It's not the developers duty resp. responsibility. They've that option and most even don't know of that option. I'm in contact with one of the developers who has several of his freemium products included here. He learned of me that his products were included. He didn't know before.

And as far as I've read, you aren't a developer of any program, nevertheless volunteered to do the integration and update of some packages into SPS. Similar anybody else may volunteer too. That's how I came in too. And with my first few applications integrated, I encounter issues appearing beyond the testing offered within SPS builder depending on feedback by Gian which he is readily willing to provide. The first few integrated applications went fine with no additional issues. After fixing those reported by the tests built into SPS builder, integration into SyMenu did succeed. I've two packages in the pipeline and currently not sufficient time to progress where the built-in tests didn't report an issue but Gian provided feedback of other symptoms preventing integration so far.


I've a fundamental issue with such platforms so far. That's their handling of shared resources. I didn't find a way they address an option to provide shared resources not only for one application but for either a group of applications or the whole platform. So the current practice is to address it for every single application. That's safe, reliable and working with little side-effects at the cost of more needed memory resources (RAM at runtime and permanent storage for the framework).
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