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Portable XAMPP

Postby Vadym » 24. May 2015 17:24

1. Please tell me where I can download the official portable version XAMPP for windows?
2. Please tell me why there is no page on the official website of the portable version?

[edit by Altrea: splitted from original topic - one unique thread per specific user and issue rule]
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Re: Portable XAMPP

Postby Altrea » 24. May 2015 17:30

We don't provide any support via personal channels like PM, email, Skype, TeamViewer!

It's like porn for programmers 8)
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Re: Portable XAMPP

Postby Vadym » 24. May 2015 17:36

Thank you! Please write on the site.
I was looking for could not be found.
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Re: Portable XAMPP

Postby tnt80 » 03. June 2015 17:27

There is any other mirror to find Portable XAMPP? The unique site the "more downloads" in the "download" menu is Sourceforge, and I can't fully trust in that site.
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Re: Portable XAMPP

Postby mark.mcdonald » 03. June 2015 17:48

Your computer can't accept the trust of the site or you can't trust it based on your mindset? Sourceforge does not put garbage or viruses on your computer.
This is a trusted site in my books. The applications that get uploaded to it may be questionable depending what your looking for. But this is highly recommended to get what you want if you want XAMPP Portable.
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Re: Portable XAMPP

Postby Nobbie » 03. June 2015 18:26

tnt80 wrote:and I can't fully trust in that site.


OMG. If you do not trust to sourceforge, you should forget about free software.
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Re: Portable XAMPP

Postby tnt80 » 03. June 2015 18:28

mark.mcdonald wrote:Your computer can't accept the trust of the site or you can't trust it based on your mindset? Sourceforge does not put garbage or viruses on your computer.
This is a trusted site in my books. The applications that get uploaded to it may be questionable depending what your looking for. But this is highly recommended to get what you want if you want XAMPP Portable.


Are you sure that Sourceforge is a trusted site?

http://seclists.org/nmap-dev/2015/q2/194
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/15/06/01/1241231/sourceforge-and-gimp-updated
http://petapixel.com/2015/05/29/sourceforge-accused-of-bundling-gimp-with-adware/
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Re: Portable XAMPP

Postby tnt80 » 03. June 2015 19:36

Nobbie wrote:
tnt80 wrote:and I can't fully trust in that site.


OMG. If you do not trust to sourceforge, you should forget about free software.


The free software has other sites, like github, for example
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Re: Portable XAMPP

Postby mark.mcdonald » 03. June 2015 20:07

Search for portable xampp. IF you find the version you are looking for not on SourceForge. Go for it.
Otherwise guess what, 1 of 3 things is going to happen:
1) You take the chance by downloading it from SourceForge and realize your computer is the same as it was (nothing to be scared about).
2) I download it from sourceforge, put it in my dropbox for you to download. I'll lie to you saying it wasn't from Sourceforge so you can trust the download and get it portable
3) You don't ever get xampp portable.
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Re: Portable XAMPP

Postby tnt80 » 03. June 2015 20:38

So, there isn't any mirror, ok, maybe I download from there, but some open projects are having problems with sourceforge and malware, I think it's a good idea to doesn't only trust in Sourceforge, only for caution.
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Re: Portable XAMPP

Postby Altrea » 03. June 2015 21:17

tnt80 wrote:So, there isn't any mirror

Maybe the version can be found somewhere else. But the question is which one do you trust more: A sourceforge download, a platform the XAMPP delelopers are using but maybe the download is spiced up with adware from sourceforge? Or any other third party download portal not used by the XAMPP developers by maybe adfree (who knows?)
The XAMPP developers are using sourceforge and any other download is a potential risk.
We don't provide any support via personal channels like PM, email, Skype, TeamViewer!

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Re: Portable XAMPP

Postby Nobbie » 03. June 2015 21:45

tnt80 wrote:So, there isn't any mirror, ok, maybe I download from there, but some open projects are having problems with sourceforge and malware, I think it's a good idea to doesn't only trust in Sourceforge, only for caution.


Still OMG.

The only problem are stupid antivirus programs and scanners, that reports "malware" where no malware is. Its on you to trust Sourceforge or stupid scanners. You definately think WRONG.
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Re: Portable XAMPP

Postby gsmith » 04. June 2015 23:11

Still OMG,

Sourceforge's new policy of taking over projects, and re-bundling the projects installers inside a shell installer that pushes crapware (malicious or not) is quite troubling. It started with GIMP for Windows, now nmap, is Xampp next on the list?

You cannot trust, strike that, should not trust Sourceforge to do any due diligence on the crap they are pushing, Like Lenovo's lack of due diligence when it came to the SuperFish that it was preinstalling on it's products. Lenovo's been slapped with a lawsuit over that brilliant move. Sourceforge should rethink this new policy, CNet as well since they've been doing this for years now.
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Re: Portable XAMPP

Postby Altrea » 06. June 2015 13:44

Because this discussion is drifted up on the personal line and don't lead anywhere i close this for now and deleting the last replies.
We don't provide any support via personal channels like PM, email, Skype, TeamViewer!

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