Minimal XnView

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Minimal XnView

Post by Lesmo16 » Thu May 12, 2011 7:27 am

I like to carry XnView around on every SD-Card I have in use.
For that I like smallest size (done with UPX) and least number of files.
XnView.exe and XnView.ini are necessary and should be enough.

How can I avoid to get the files category.db and category.bak?
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Re: Minimal XnView

Post by xnview » Thu May 12, 2011 8:29 am

Not possible :( I'll add an option...
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Re: Minimal XnView

Post by budz45 » Fri May 20, 2011 6:13 pm

This is a good idea.

Especially for future XnView MP in where the 'browser' and other hefty things could be removed for a special super-lite build just leaving the viewer only within the app.
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Re: Minimal XnView

Post by Lesmo16 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:31 pm

Doesn't work in latest version (1.98.2).
Still writes files category.db and category.bak and sometimes default.bar. :(
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Re: Minimal XnView

Post by Lesmo16 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:19 am

Doesn't work in another latest version (1.98.4).

Still creates files category.db and category.bak, default.bar and cache folder.

I think I have to give up this request, although it shouldn't be too much work to suppress creation of those files.
Aside that, creating a cache folder with disabled caching doesn't make sense to me.
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Re: Minimal XnView

Post by xnview » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:36 pm

yes not changed in 1.98.4....
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Re: Minimal XnView

Post by helmut » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:48 pm

Lesmo16 wrote:.. Aside that, creating a cache folder with disabled caching doesn't make sense to me.
I support your request to surpress the creation of unused/unnecessary (from user perspective) files, Lesmo.

But:
Special options for switching the creation of files off should not be needed and be avoided, I think. Instead, XnView should be smart enough not to create cache files if caching is set off. And there shouldn't be a category file created if the user does not use categories at all.

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FAQ 'What is needed for a minimal installation?' might also be of interest.

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Re: Minimal XnView

Post by Lesmo16 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:36 pm

helmut wrote:
Lesmo16 wrote:.. Aside that, creating a cache folder with disabled caching doesn't make sense to me.
I support your request to surpress the creation of unused/unnecessary (from user perspective) files, Lesmo.
Still the same in v2.04 ...
Still creates files category.db and category.bak, default.bar. :(
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Re: Minimal XnView

Post by Lesmo16 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:27 pm

Just tested with v2.30 ...

- still creates a folder named 'cache' although caching is disabled.
- still creates 'default.bar' after having a look in the toolbar options.
- still creates 'category.db', plus 'category.bak' after next start.
I tried to delete the categories, but they are rebuild after restart.

Any chance for changing that, Pierre? :)
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