FrostWire Portable 4.17.0 DevTest 1

Base App: FrostWire

Category: Internet

About: FrostWire is a peer-to-peer (P2P) filesharing application written in Java.

Link: Download Date: 2008-07-13 15:51 MD5: 4b0884464d2e8003b14df6e3141f707f

License: GPL


* This is a java app. Use of the Java Portablizer is recommended.
* It looks like it puts its settings into the Data directory tree, but that's one thing to check during beta testing.
* The launcher creates Shared and Downloads under Data, if you'd like to use them (change them if you like).
* The launcher updates the properties file that points to the downloads and shared directory, if you move your drive and the drive letter changes (assuming you put your downloads and shared on your USB drive).
* If you are updating from a previous beta, please remove all directories (after saving any downloads) and reinstall from scratch.
* When first installed, the app currently asks for a chat room nick; please supply something there, even if you never expect to use the chat features.

System Requirements:

* 128 MB of RAM (256 MB Recommended)
* Windows Vista, XP, 2000, NT
* Java 1.5 or later (1.6 Recommended)
* An active internet connection

2008-07-13 Updated to 4.17 dev test 1

* Because it is quite a bit different, I've started it back at Dev Test 1
* Uses installer
* Uses launcher
* Includes support for the PortableApps.comLocaleglibc environment variable
* Frostwire has separate ways to indicate language and country, so I had to come up with a way to separate "en_GB" into a language variable and a country variable using NSIS -- might be something someone else could use
* I left the "country flag" icon showing up on the status line, not because I'm super-patriotic or something, but so non-English speakers might have an easier time figuring out how to switch languages (click on the flag to get the language picker)
* In this version the developers included a bunch of upgraded stuff from the Limewire repository, and neglected to rename all the Limewire variables to Frostwire. The launcher now sets up both (the program only notices the one it is looking for) in case a future version reverts to using the Frostwire name for the variable. (LIMEWIRE_PREFS_DIR vs FROSTWIRE_PREFS_DIR)