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19 Jul 2019

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Software Author(s):

  • Joaquín Bernal


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Q10 editor

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1.2.21 | Updated: 19 Jul 2019



Downloads of v 1.2.21:



Software Author(s):

  • Joaquín Bernal

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Q10 editor 1.2.21

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Q10 editor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Q10 editor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Q10 editor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

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1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

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2. Setup Your Environment

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  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade q10.portable -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade q10.portable -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install q10.portable
    name: q10.portable
    version: '1.2.21'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'q10.portable' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.2.21'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller q10.portable
    Name     = "q10.portable"
    Version  = "1.2.21"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'q10.portable':
  ensure   => '1.2.21',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved by moderator Pauby on 19 Jul 2019.


Q10 is a simple but powerful text editor designed and built with writers in mind.


  • Full-screen - Focus on your work. Even if Mark Pilgrim doesn't like full-screen editors, some of us do.
  • Live text statistics - Word, page and character counts are updated live as you type.
  • Programmable page count formula - Specify what formula to use for page count calculation. You’re not constrained to the 250 words per page rule anymore.
  • Customizable look and paragraph format - Change the colors, line spacing, first line indent, paragraph spacing, font...
  • Perfectly portable - A single self-contained executable file. That’s all. Easy to use with a pendrive, so you can carry your writing environment with you everywhere. Q10 will remember the last file you worked on, even if the drive letter assigned to your pendrive changes from computer to computer.
  • Easy to use timer alarm - Perfect for timed writing sessions and word wars. When the time is over, it will tell you how many words you wrote in that period.
  • Spell checker - You don't make mistakes. I know it. You know it. But many people do, and Q10 lets them check their spelling.
  • Notes - Any paragraph starting with ".." is considered a note. You can get a list of all notes in the current document and jump instantly to any of them.
  • Target count - Displays completed percentage. You can choose units: words, pages, lines, paragraphs or characters. If NaNoWriMo is your thing, this is for you.
  • Partial counts - Keep track of the extension of current chapter or see how much content you've produced in the current writing session. You're free to use partial counts as you like: up to four counters with customizable labels and units: words, pages, lines, paragraphs or characters.
  • Autocorrections and quick text - Unlimited autocorrection entries to fix on the fly those persistent typing errors. Unlimited quick texts list for frequently used words or phrases, like character names, places, etc.
  • Standard and clean text format - You will be able to open your work with any text editor or word processor. Now and in the future.
  • Encoding and line endings agnostic - Reads and writes ANSI and UTF-8 texts, and line endings formats are not a problem for Q10.
  • Typing sound effects - Get that typewriter feeling again. For the trivia lovers among you, the typing sounds were taken from the movie "Amélie".
  • Small, fast and stable - Less than 360Kb in size, you don’t need huge frameworks or runtimes to use this beauty.
  • Autosaving - You can ask Q10 to save your work after some number of new paragraphs, or after some time has elapsed. If you're really paranoid, set Q10 to save every paragraph.
  • Free - Q10 is, and will be, freeware. Period.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$ZipFile   = ( Get-ChildItem $toolsDir -filter "*.zip" ).FullName

Get-ChocolateyUnzip -FileFullPath $ZipFile -Destination "$env:ChocolateyPackageFolder\Q10"

$Linkname = 'Q10.lnk'
$StartPrograms = Join-Path $env:ProgramData '\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs'
$shortcutFilePath = Join-Path $StartPrograms $Linkname
$targetPath = (Get-ChildItem $env:ChocolateyPackageFolder -filter "*.exe" -Recurse).fullname

Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath $shortcutFilePath -targetPath $targetPath

$exes = Get-ChildItem $env:ChocolateyPackageFolder -filter *.exe |select -ExpandProperty fullname
foreach ($exe in $exes) {
   $null = New-Item "$exe.gui" -Type file -Force
$StartShortcut = Join-Path $env:ProgramData "Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Q10.lnk"

if(Test-Path $StartShortcut) {
   Remove-Item $StartShortcut -Recurse -Force

From: Installed files

Baara License

Except where otherwise noted, all of the documentation and software 
included in the Q10 package is copyrighted by Baara Estudio.

Copyright (C) 2007 Baara Estudio. All rights reserved.

This software is provided "as-is," without any express or implied 
warranty. In no event shall the author be held liable for any damages 
arising from the use of this software.

You may

* install and use Q10;

* copy Q10, provided that such copies contain all the original contents 
and proprietary notices. You may collect a reimbursement for the costs 
of producing the copy, but you may not charge a licensing fee for Q10;

* permit other individuals to use Q10 under this same terms.

You may not

* modify or reverse engineering Q10 in any way;

* extract portions of Q10;

* sell licenses for Q10;

* remove any proprietary notices on Q10.

Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, 
including commercial applications, and redistribute it, provided that 
the following conditions are met:

All redistributions must retain all occurrences of the above copyright 
notice and web site addresses that are currently in place (for example, 
in the About boxes).

The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not 
claim that you wrote the original software. 

Baara Estudio - [email protected]
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