jPortable 6 Update 26 (portable Java runtime) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on June 18, 2011 - 1:27pm

logojPortable 6 Update 26 (formerly Java Portable) has been released by jPortable allows you to easily install the Java® runtime engine to your device for use with portable apps like Portable, all without any Java runtime on the local PC. This release updates the included Java® runtime environment to the latest release. It's packaged in Format for easy use from any portable device and integration with the Suite. It's freeware for business and personal use.

Note: The Updater in 2.0 Beta 5 does not update add-ons, just portable apps. So, please download and install this as you would a new app.

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jPortable allows you to easily add a Java® runtime environment to your portable device. It automatically works with apps in Format like Portable. No Java® runtime environment needs to be installed on the local machine and no admin rights are required. The JVM will be downloaded directly from Oracle's servers as part of the installation process.

jPortable Launcher

In addition to using jPortable with portable apps packaged in Format, you can also use our jPortable Launcher to run Java apps in JAR format. It will even automatically portablize the settings of many Java apps.

Java Portable Apps Coming

This release of Java Portable marks the beginning of Java apps on the Platform. We have an array of Java-based portable apps in testing and will begin releasing them soon.

Java Developers - Get Help Packaging for

If you develop a Java app and would like help packaging your software in Format, just post a note to the Development Forum and we'll help you out. Installer / Format

jPortable is packaged as a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


jPortable is available for immediate download from the jPortable homepage. Get it today!

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Hi portableapss stuff
thank you for all your great and hard job!
i love your site and all the apps!
and the menu and that it keeping update all my favorite apps!
i teach all my friends to use this portable apps instead install them
show them the menu and show them how easy and convenient it is! :]
but i think i discovered small bug at java and all portable apps that need to install to \CommonFiles\SomePortableApp. when i change to the new directory it change to
path\SomePortableApp. i think it more convenient when i choose the path
it will be path\CommonFiles\SomePortableApp. that what you expect when you see
the init path that is \CommonFiles\SomePortableApp.
thank again for all your hard work!
keep doing it! :]

John T. Haller's picture

This is the way NSIS works and it can only be specified as it is. As most people will install everything to X:\PortableApps and generally through the platform (where it's all automated anyway) it's not generally an issue.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

just for this apps that require \commonFiles\PortableApp
that the default path will be this: \commonFiles\PortableApp only for them?
something to define at ini file no?
i think there is a simple elegant to this matter.
my default use when i install new app is not use in the automatic way.
i use the regular install way! :]

thank for your help

that was i taking about,
only for this apps
like jave, like Mingw i install to commonsFiles\Portableapps
there need to fix it!