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Gomer

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Exporting 3rd party app
« on: June 21, 2009, 10:57:03 PM »
Hello!

A have third-party app, which takes configuration from registry and I have no installation pack. Now I need to make it runable on other PCs without any changes in registry of these PCs.
What I have tried is looking for some application virtualization tools, but they are too expensive (Thinstall costs $4295!!!) or not able to create virtual registry entries…
Any suggestion would be appreciated.
Thanks!

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Re: Exporting 3rd party app
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 12:12:27 AM »
Not sure what to do here. I wonder what the http://portableapps.com/ people do? All of those applications are versions of software that run without making modifications to the local system.

I have a feeling that it's all just based on voluntary modifications from the developers or modifications of free/open-source software to run differently, so it might not be any help to your problem at all other than to show that there exists some solution for some software.
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Re: Exporting 3rd party app
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009, 05:19:53 AM »
I've found solution! BoxedApp Packer
Who are interested can look here:
http://boxedapp.com/
Question's closed.

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Re: Exporting 3rd party app
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2009, 08:11:39 AM »
That actually sounds pretty cool for packaging applications written by 3rd parties or even by one's own company where a lot of development effort has gone in without the portability requirement.

So it gives the application a virtual view of the file system and registry by API interception. Sounds pretty smart, but I only wonder one thing, and that is how can it tell the difference between saving of a configuration file and saving of data files that the user would want to see externally (think of a word processor for example).
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