Is there any chance of getting portableness into mainline?
IMHO every application should be self-contained in its own directory, i.e. "portable." Spewing stuff all over the registry, home directory, and Windows directory isn't good.
Linux is actually just as bad as Windows in regard to applications that put pieces of themselves everywhere. Part of the reason InstallShield(R) wizards and package managers exist is because people insist on complicating things like this.
My dpkg -L firefox says that the Firefox package has data in:
Is this really necessary? Is it too much to ask to just have everything you need in C:\FIREFOX or /opt/firefox?
I recently had a rant here on this subject which got downvoted, so I know I'm playing with fire by bringing this up.
Sadly I don't think it gets much in the ways of updating anymore.
There are no way around this if you want to run the quest os directly on the cpu as VirtualBox dos. Otherwise you would have to use a emulator like Qemu, but then you would only get 1/20 of the speed or so.
GitHub are probably much hotter then Sourceforge this days, but Sourceforge was what we used back then :) Do you think that it is worth the effort to change to GitHub? Will it be easier to attract more developers then?
Any other suggestions?
so i don't think it's going to be a big help right now. it would make more sense for the new owner (if/when you find one) to do it... your time would be better spent trying to find that special someone. do you have any way to contact existing users? emails? could you put a pop-up in the next release?