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Catch O' The Day

Postby XnTriq » Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:30 am

I was looking for an answer on how to install XnView on USB-stick and found XnView Portable (“Repackaged with Launcher”).
The site's proprietor claimes he has “permission from author/developer Pierre.e Gougelet”.

Can anyone confirm this, and is it OK to refer users to usb.SmithTech.us and/or PortableSoftware.us?

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Re: Catch O' The Day

Postby xnview » Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:16 am

XnTriq wrote:I was looking for an answer on how to install XnView on USB-stick and found XnView Portable (“Repackaged with Launcher”).
The site's proprietor claimes he has “permission from author/developer Pierre.e Gougelet”.

Can anyone confirm this, and is it OK to refer users to usb.SmithTech.us and/or PortableSoftware.us?

Yes, i think :-)
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Postby helmut » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:59 pm

Another quite interesting "catch". I think it's a good sign that there's stuff around XnView available, this indicates the popularity.

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Postby XnTriq » Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:05 pm

XnViewPortable.exe (10¾ MB) is a WinRAR self-extractor.
I compared its contents with those of the official v1.91.3 distribution (XnView-win-full.zip) using WMatch v2.
All files are identical, except for the following 7 which are only in XnViewPortable.exe:

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\XnViewPortable\XnView Portable.exe
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\xnview.ico
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\xnview.ini
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\default.bar
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\category.db
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\category.bak
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\cache\XnView.db

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Postby helmut » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:05 pm

XnTriq wrote:... All files are identical, except for the following 7 which are only in XnViewPortable.exe:

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\XnViewPortable\XnView Portable.exe
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\xnview.ico
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\xnview.ini
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\default.bar
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\category.db
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\category.bak
\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\cache\XnView.db

A bit strange that they have included the category.db and the cache stuff. :-|

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Postby XnTriq » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:55 pm

Google Trends: XnView vs. IrfanView

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Postby helmut » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:16 pm

XnTriq wrote:Google Trends: XnView vs. IrfanView

Good info. And I like the trend ;-)

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Postby XnTriq » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:40 pm

Wakoopa tracks what kind of software or games you use, and lets you create your own software profile.
Discover the best software and get to know who use 'em, for how long and why.
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Postby helmut » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:00 pm

XnTriq wrote:Wakoopa tracks what kind of software or games you use, and lets you create your own software profile.
Discover the best software and get to know who use 'em, for how long and why.

What a treasure you have found, XnTriq! 8) It's very interesting to see which software is used by other people - and XnView does not rate too bad. :-)

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Postby xnview » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:00 am

Yes interesting :-)
Pierre.

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Postby XnTriq » Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:55 am

Some two years ago I found an old Interview with Pierre on a “russian page of XnView”. It's still there...

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Postby helmut » Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:46 pm

XnTriq wrote:Some two years ago I found an old Interview with Pierre ...

Good stuff! I wonder when this interview was made. Pierre?

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Postby xnview » Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:28 pm

helmut wrote:
XnTriq wrote:Some two years ago I found an old Interview with Pierre ...

Good stuff! I wonder when this interview was made. Pierre?

Ouch, it was the old russian web site, perhaps 2001
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German all around the world...

Postby helmut » Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:37 pm

As you can see in the XnView Screenshot, Polish people love the German language and even prefer it to English. And the same with the Czech people. ;-)

The story behind it:
A longer time ago, Pierre had German Screenshots on the English webpage. And now those German screenshots can be found all around the world... (not verified).
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