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Catch O' The Day

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:30 am
by XnTriq
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?

Re: Catch O' The Day

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:16 am
by xnview
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 :-)

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:59 pm
by helmut
Another quite interesting "catch". I think it's a good sign that there's stuff around XnView available, this indicates the popularity.

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:05 pm
by XnTriq
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

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:05 pm
by helmut
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. :-|

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:55 pm
by XnTriq
Google Trends: XnView vs. IrfanView

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:16 pm
by helmut
XnTriq wrote:Google Trends: XnView vs. IrfanView
Good info. And I like the trend ;-)

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:40 pm
by XnTriq
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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Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:00 pm
by helmut
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. :-)

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:00 am
by xnview
Yes interesting :-)

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:55 am
by XnTriq
Some two years ago I found an old Interview with Pierre on a “russian page of XnView”. It's still there...

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:46 pm
by helmut
XnTriq wrote:Some two years ago I found an old Interview with Pierre ...
Good stuff! I wonder when this interview was made. Pierre?

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:28 pm
by xnview
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

German all around the world...

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:37 pm
by helmut
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).

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:30 pm
by XnTriq