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U3 compatible version?

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Have you guys ever thought about making a U3 compatible version of AutoIt?

I know that you could just compile the script and run it that way, but the ability to execute a non compiled script from a U3 device could have some interesting possibilities.

Heres the main U3 site.

www.u3.com

Oh, forgot to mention that there is a free SDK.

https://www.u3.com/developers/user/registration.aspx

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Have you guys ever thought about making a U3 compatible version of AutoIt?

I know that you could just compile the script and run it that way, but the ability to execute a non compiled script from a U3 device could have some interesting possibilities.

Heres the main U3 site.

www.u3.com

Oh, forgot to mention that there is a free SDK.

https://www.u3.com/developers/user/registration.aspx

And those interesting possibilities would be?

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Have you no imagination? :lmao:

Ok, first one off the top of my head.

You've written a script that you need to use on multiple computers that are not on a shared network. You can load the script onto your U3 FlashDrive and take the device with you from site to site. Open the script make any changes needed, run, done...

No need to compile the script down on your laptop after you've made changes, then transfer it to the PC you're working on, while also dealing with security issues of transferring and running an exe.

What really has me interested is using an AutoIt script to automate actions upon the loading of the device.

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So what's stopping you from doing that right now?

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I guess I need help, too, how is "U3 compatible" different from "CD-ROM compatible" or "pen-drive compatible"?

Please don't tell me to look at the U3 site, I've just spent 5 minutes doing so and I didn't see anything more than how exciting U3 is, but nothing about why...

Don't get me wrong, I'd like for this to be something cool, but I guess I need a precis on how this technology is different than what we already have.


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Have you no imagination? :lmao:

Ok, first one off the top of my head.

You've written a script that you need to use on multiple computers that are not on a shared network. You can load the script onto your U3 FlashDrive and take the device with you from site to site. Open the script make any changes needed, run, done...

No need to compile the script down on your laptop after you've made changes, then transfer it to the PC you're working on, while also dealing with security issues of transferring and running an exe.

What really has me interested is using an AutoIt script to automate actions upon the loading of the device.

Can't you do that now?

put the the script on the drive and put the autoit3.exe on the drive

you make your changes, then to run

autoit3.exe scriptname.au3


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I do exactly what gafrost just said to do.

I actually have SciTE, AutoIt3, and AutoIt3 Beta all on my flash. I have a folder with scripts in it. I compile some of them, but the ones that need changing occasionally, I leave as scripts or create an options screen with an INI or some other organized method of retaining/retrieving data.

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I guess I need help, too, how is "U3 compatible" different from "CD-ROM compatible" or "pen-drive compatible"?

Please don't tell me to look at the U3 site, I've just spent 5 minutes doing so and I didn't see anything more than how exciting U3 is, but nothing about why...

Don't get me wrong, I'd like for this to be something cool, but I guess I need a precis on how this technology is different than what we already have.

It looks like U3 is somekind of launching platform for removeable volumes.

this platforms includes:

"

-The U3 Hardware Specification

-The U3 Device Services

-The U3 Launchpad

-The U3 Software Development Kit (SDK)

-The U3 Hardware Development Kit (HDK) "

Source:http://u3.com/platform/default.aspx

I sounds pretty intense, but I see it as a new pseudo non-registry dependent platform.

which sounds pretty cool, until you want to make one.

I found another "solution" that is similar and looks to have less overhead (seE:bloatware):

http://portableapps.com/

Pretty intriguing.

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Sorry, I didn't mean to sound condescending.

I thought that you needed to have AutoIt installed to run an un compiled script. How else does the system know what to do with what is essentially a text file?

What the U3 platform does is create a mobile system with relative paths. You can have a U3 program (for example Skype) installed and when you run it one time when the Flash drive is drive F and the next time when it is drive J it doesn't matter.

U3 is becoming a sort of mobile environment. I walk up to your Windows PC plug in my flash drive and my Email, Passwords, Documents, Bookmarks, etc are all there with me along with the programs I use to access them.

There is a video on the main site that explains U3 better. I can't link it dirrectly but if you go to the main site www.U3.com you can click on the image that said "See How It Works".

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