(2012-04-06 23:57)Livin Wrote: Correct me if I'm wrong but I suspect you would be able to build a non-exe packaged version directly from GIT yourself?
That said, I use xbmc in Portable mode strictly for ease of DR and maintenance. The extra few seconds to run the exe is no big deal.
My understanding is a pure portable package, zip/rar, would not work for windo see due to the dependencies. Unless you already have them installed, then it it not truly portable anyway.
That's precisely the issue and hence a possible feature request
I work fine in portable mode, the exe issue's not a huge deal for me, but I'm trying to speak on behalf of 'the consumer'. GIT? Building? - forget it... those words aren't in the vocabulary of the man in the street.
The DirectX dependency MAY be a stumbling block, but a 'zip' release for portable users would certainly be a fine improvement (don't forget, not every user had admin rights to even install an app) but a Zip release would work fine (providing DirectX was already on the machine).
Clearly a 2 step issue... step 1 = zip release, step 2 = resolve the DirectX issue