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[BETA] PortableApps.com Platform 12.0
PortableApps.com Platform 12.0 Beta 1:
Testing New Branding, New Theme, Manual Proxy Support
by John T. Haller on December 2, 2012
quote:• New 12.0 Theme and Branding
PortableApps.com is proud to announce the PortableApps.com Platform Version 12.0 Beta 1 release. This first beta in the 12.0 line is designed to test a new theme and menu layout change, updated branding that's more subtle and manual proxy support as well as begin our 'new beta every few days' march to 12.0 final later this month...continue reading
• New Manual Proxy Support
• 12.0 Roadmap, Stable In Time For The Holidays
12.0 will have multiple betas and we'll be releasing them quickly, with a new one coming every few days. When complete, 12.0 will feature built-in file associations (no more need for an add-on), improved themes, faster access to your most-used apps, improved Windows 7/8 integration, and lots more. 12.0 Stable will be landing later this month... in time for the holidays... so it's just around the corner!
Re: [Updated] PortableApps.com Platform 12.0 12.0 Beta 1 [2012-12-01]
• ADDED: Subtler and more modern branding and logos
• ADDED: Modern icon set
• ADDED: Modern default theme light and dark
• ADDED: Manual, direct and automatic proxy support
New 12.0 Theme and Branding
(note: 12 UI Styles and 14 Colors, currently)
For 12.0, we're simplifying the branding on the PortableApps.com Platform to make it more subtle and modern. The logo is also changed on the taskbar and system tray We're also introducing a new default theme that's more modern and clean with simplified iconography. The new theme is not yet complete, but we have included both a light and dark version, replacing the existing Default Light and Default Dark themes included in 11.0 stable. (Don't worry, we'll be bringing back the existing themes in an upcoming release for those who like them). The space at the top where the large PortableApps.com logo used to be will be used by an always-visible search bar in the final release which will have focus by default, enabling find-as-you-type search without the need for a hotkey. We recommend gray for folks testing out the new theme. It's still a work in progress and we're still finalizing the layout and colors, but we wanted our users to get a chance to look at what's coming.
quote:Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 + Wine under Linux/Unix/BSD/Mac OS X;
@ John T. Haller - We're going for something that will work with Windows 7 and 8 (but still work on Windows XP) as well as have a cleaner and lighter feel. It's not quite there yet and we've been doing small revisions daily. It will look a bit more refined in Beta 2 and have proper hover states on buttons and the like. I'm a bit bummed I had to pull a couple additional features last minute, but I think it's better to have it more stable now and bring them in in Beta 2 and 3.
32-bit and 64-bit Support: Automatically adjusts support and performance to each PC
PortableApps.com is proud to announce the PortableApps.com Platform Version 12.0 Beta 2.
quote:PortableApps.com Platform 12.0 Beta 2 [2012-12-27]
This second beta in the 12.0 line is designed to continue to test a new theme and menu layout change, updated branding that's more subtle and manual proxy support.
Refinements have been made to the branding and menu and updated translations for 7 languages. Like previous releases, it has automated app updates, customizable folders (categories) in the menu, a full theming engine with multiple chrome styles, the Portable App Directory app store for automatic download and installation of portable apps, find-as-you-type search (just type / or F3) to easily find apps in your ever-growing collection, an improved updater, more-complete translations into more languages and lots more. ...(permalink)
Existing Platform users can automatically update by clicking Help - Check for Updates and getting a fast-install 1MB update patch if they have the beta channel enabled under the Advanced tab in Options.
Beta 2 refines the new subtler branding in the PortableApps.com Platform as well as the new modern theme. 7 languages have been updated with translations for the new proxy functionality.
• ADDED: TEMP checked for existence and write permission
• ADDED: Start update before auto-starting apps
• UPDATED: Dutch, French, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian
• FIXED: Beta scrollbar in wrong place
• FIXED: Beta personal picture cropped
• FIXED: Scrollbar should not get keyboard focus
• FIXED: Beta PA.c logo fuzzy
• FIXED: Beta app store/updater has old branding
• FIXED: Beta theme top border lost