Wireshark-bugs: [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 4191] Wireshark Portable installer outdated
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 14:39:26 -0800 (PST)
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=4191

--- Comment #9 from John T. Haller <[email protected]> 2010-12-14 14:39:24 PST ---
(In reply to comment #8)

> I'm not entirely sure how this will change the builds for us.  Currently, it
> looks like only the Windows-XP-x86 buildbot is building the Wireshark
> portableapps package (http://buildbot.wireshark.org/trunk/waterfall), so I'm
> guessing it means installing the PA.c Installer on it, then some changes to the
> portableapps makefile.nmake file ... or something along those lines?

Yes, you just feed a directory as a command line argument to
PortableApps.comInstaller.exe and it'll create the
WireSharkPortable_x.x.x.paf.exe in the parent directory.

> I think the only NSIS plugin we're using is FindProcDLL
> (http://nsis.sourceforge.net/FindProcDLL_plug-in).  Is this one among those
> that will work?  If so, would it be possible to have the option of creating the
> portableapps installer either way - i.e., keep creating it the way it's been
> done thus far, or create it with the PA.c Installer?  I don't know if this
> would really be necessary but just thought I'd ask.

There are a couple more plugins that would be needed and you'd need NSIS
Unicode instead of NSIS.  I'm unsure if you're using NSIS Proper (ANSI) or NSIS
Unicode yet, but if the former, I would suggest switching to NSIS Unicode as
Mozilla, OpenOffice.org and others have done.

> Yes, that would be great!

Ok, I'll put together what's needed in the current release to get AppInfo up to
snuff.

> Sounds good.  If/when Wireshark becomes listed, where would the installer home
> be?  I guess a new page would need to be created as
> http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/wireshark_portable, and then the
> installer would need to be copied over to sourceforge.net?  How do you foresee
> that working as each new release comes out?  Also, I assume only the latest
> stable portableapps version would be listed, is that correct?  For older
> versions, or for the latest unstable versions, would there exist any link back
> to www.wireshark.org for obtaining those?

When :)  You'll get your own page on PortableApps.com at the URL you mentioned.
 You'd release it just as you do now on your own servers and we'll link to it
and update that link as you release each new version, also announcing it to our
users via RSS/twitter/facebook and our updater.  We keep a database of all apps
for our updater and it'll use your server as well.  We'll monitor your RSS feed
for update announcements and typically have it posted on our page the same day.
 We can even link into your downloads on your site from your own users to help
keep stats and show you properly in the 'popular apps' charts we'll be
debuting.  You can have as many versions as you'd like on your site, we
typically only show the current release on PA.c.

> Thanks John.

Sure thing.  Looking forward to getting Wireshark on some more USB drives.

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