Portable Zip Download #366

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AntumDeluge opened this Issue Feb 19, 2013 · 3 comments

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@AntumDeluge

Would you mind adding a portable .zip or .7z download for Win32 binary on the Sourceforge download page?

@ChristianIvicevic

You could easily compile one build yourself described in Contributing to Tiled and provide it to other people - keep in mind though, that the editor is not "completely" portable as it writes some properties to the registry on Windows systems. (I don't know how this works under Mac OS and Linux)

@bjorn
Owner

Tiled currently adapts the way it stores settings to the operating system. For a portable build, you'd want to include some code that tells QSettings to use the .ini format and force it to store the settings file in the appropriate directory.

I'm not primarily a Windows user and am not very familiar with portable apps, so it would indeed be nice if somebody else could help with this task.

@bjorn
Owner

Ah, btw rather than hosting our own portable .zip package, I'd prefer a package following the guidelines of http://portableapps.com/ and for it to be uploaded there. That should help users managing their portable version of Tiled alongside other portable apps.

@bjorn bjorn changed the title from Portable Zip Download on Sourceforge to Portable Zip Download Jun 20, 2015
@bjorn bjorn added a commit that referenced this issue May 6, 2016
@bjorn Qbs: Added generation of 7-zip archive for Windows
It is not built by default. Instead it can be triggered by "-p archive" or
"--all-products" (this one will also build the installer).

Also configured AppVeyor to upload the archive and synchronized the
location of the Windows snapshots with the OS X snapshots.

Related to issue #366, but right now this is not a special version
regarding where settings are stored and it does still include the update
check, which will download the MSI installer. Especially that last thing
should be changed before this can be distributed (for example through the
itch.io app).
f263148
@bjorn bjorn added a commit that referenced this issue May 6, 2016
@bjorn Qbs: Added generation of 7-zip archive for Windows
It is not built by default. Instead it can be triggered by "-p archive" or
"--all-products" (this one will also build the installer).

Also configured AppVeyor to upload the archive and synchronized the
location of the Windows snapshots with the OS X snapshots.

Related to issue #366, but right now this is not a special version
regarding where settings are stored and it does still include the update
check, which will download the MSI installer. Especially that last thing
should be changed before this can be distributed (for example through the
itch.io app).
685c130
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