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Some apps have important new features in their betas.
Some apps are no longer being developed, but the last release happened to be a beta (e.g. Winamp 5.8 beta)
Some apps are developed really, really slowly (e.g. Teracopy)
Some apps just remain in perpetual beta... forever...

If we could at least have a per app 'Enable Betas' option... It could include a disclaimer, etc.
A 'Globally enable betas' option might be included for completeness, but the per app one is enough i'd guess.
And this would allow us to deal with any extraordinary circumstance that requires it, whatever the reason is.

At the moment, the cache path is stored as an absolute path... but if the usb stick that PMPC is on appears as a different drive letter, then it breaks the cache path setting that's remembered.

I want to have a disk, stick, folder with PatchMyPC.exe and all the previously downloaded software, all in one flat folder... The 'current folder'.

If the cache setting could optionally be relative, then i could tell it to be the current folder and others might choose to put it in a different folder name, in a different relative location of their choosing. So it gives us ultimate flexibility.

The PatchMyPCITProCache option/folder has a specific role, so that can't be used.

Could Winamp receive special treatment?
As there's a massive possibility that there might not be any future releases... so it might stay at 5.8 forever...

So could the No Betas rule be waived here.
Perhaps put an asterisked note against it, indicating that it is the beta build as it's 'exceptional/Special'.

5.666 simply can't finish scanning my music folders as the paths go a bit too long...  5.8 just works.
I can't remember what the other fixes were in this beta, but they are letting us continue using it on W10.


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