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OpenOffice.org Portable 2.1 Pre-Release 1

I've just posted a pre-release of OpenOffice.org Portable 2.1. New in this version is a long-awaited feature: the ability to use Java from the portable device. This means you can use the OpenOffice.org functionality that depends on Java (Wizards, some Base functions, etc) even from a PC that doesn't have Java installed.

Java is not yet GPLed, so it can not be hosted on SourceForge. Nor can it be repackaged due to licensing. So, you'll need to supply your own.

To enable Java, copy the Java files from a local install, usually C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11. Copy the whole structure intact (so you'd have a lib and a bin directory in this Java directory when complete. Copy those files to either of these locations:

?:\PortableApps\OpenOfficePortable\App\Java
?:\PortableApps\CommonFiles\Java

And then add in a file called javaportable.ini in that same Java directory above with the following in it:

[JavaPortable]
Vendor=Sun Microsystems Inc.
Version=1.5.0_11
URL=http://java.sun.com/

That will enable OpenOffice.org Portable to work with a copy of Java on your portable device.

Download OpenOffice.org Portable 2.1 Pre-Release 1 (66.5 MB)

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Great Job!

Hi John,

You did a great job again!
Thank You for Your excellent work on PortableApps.

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German Release

Thanks Marko. I'm heading to bed at the moment, sorry I've been out of touch. But if you have the translation of the OpenOffice.org Portable main page, support page and help.html stub, I can send you the build instructions and we can release the German package at the same time or close to the English release. Now that Drupal 5 is running a bit better, I can give folks better access to translating, etc.

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We are ready to go

Hi John,

we have the pages allready translated. I will have a little look at the en pages in order to compare it an make last changes, if needed.

To release the new German version at the same time will be great!

BTW: If You want I could create German Pages for the suite too, because PortableBackupRestore and a first Pre-Release of the new Menu is ready too.

Please send me the built instructions and I will set up the German pages as soon as possible.

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First test without any problem

Hi John,

the new Launcher works great with jre 1.5.0_11 (on stick under Common without local JRE).

No problems with the en und de version.
All assistents works perfect.

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Perhaps you can bundle the Sun JRE w. OO Portable

The FAQ for OpenOffice.org (see question 11) seems to indicate that you can bundle the Sun JRE with OpenOffice.
See: http://www.openoffice.org/FAQs/faq-overview.html

Or am I misreading the answer?

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Sadly not...

Taken from the same FAQ - "note that the JRE needs to be bundled unmodified with the OpenOffice.org software". The Standard JRE package is designed for a local install, and bundling it for use with any form of portable application would require modification. The only reason using it as instructed by John is legal is because he is not directly giving us the modified version, he is merely giving information on how to adapt the original installation for personal use.

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Drupal informations

Hi John,

we still waiting for the Drupal informations in order to get the German Pages online on PortableApps.com.

I know that You works hard on every part of PortableApss, so we will 'stay tuned' Smile

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Sent it

I sent it days ago when I originally mentioned it here. I was wondering why I hadn't heard back. Did your email address change? Ping me by email.

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Ping is on the way

Hi John,

don't know what's the problem.
Mail is on the way.

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New Pages read only

Hi John,

sadly the new Pages are still read only for me.

If You have a few minutes, could You check it out please?

I will put the content to the site as soon as I'm able to do it.

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German Version

Hello John,

first of all:
Great job done with your portableapps!
I use them a lot and they are most useful!

Hello Marko,

when and where will the german version of the pre-release be available?
I'm very interested in testing the Java "implementation".

Thx in advance
Dirk

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German Pre-release

Hi Dirk,

I will upload it Friday morning and then I will post the link here.

Remember, in order to keep the download small You'll have to add the jre by Your self.

If You don't have a local jre at present, use the time to download it, it will save You time Smile

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German Pre-release online

The German pre-releases of OpenOffice.org Portable with python (mp) and without it (op) You could find ->here.

Follow Johns instructions to add Your local JRE or alternativly download the BETA Version of the new German Version of PortableAppsSuite Base from the same place, copy the JRE to PortableApps/CommonFiles/Java like described in the file liesmich.txt in this folder and last but not least install OpenOffice.org Portable German.

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Configuration Errors and No FONTS

Every version of OpenOffice that i have installed keeps reproducing the same error listed beneath it does not matter whether i change fonts or add java to the system. All i get is the error beneath and when you do get into it there are no icons no wording no fonts whatsoever it is extremly frustrating.

OpenOffice.org 2.0

ERROR

Configuration data in
[Some words removed to save space: Mod RM]ProtocolHandler.xcu’ is corrupted. Without this data some functions may not operate correctly. Do you want to continue startup of OpenOffice.org without the corrupted configuration data?

Yes or No

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Path too long

The path is too long. Try moving it to C:\PortableApps\OpenOfficePortable

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Actually i found that after

Actually i found that after installing a new menu on the suite it actually worked without a problem. I also have a friend with the same problem last night as well, on her pc with the exact same errors. Now going to try and talk her through how to fix it.

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Just a note that you can get an early release of the GPL'd Java Development Kit that includes JRE from Java's website.
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OpenOffice 2.1

OpenOffice 2.1 is working with no problem and it works great........

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Great work.But I would

Great work.
But I would prefer to have a setting in a file where OO can find Java because I prefer to have a different folder structure.

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Here is another

happy poster saying "goood work, John" and "I like the portable java".
But it still has the problem we discussed here
Why don't you use the "new" launcher?

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Simple

Release date of new launcher > release date of OOP 2.1 PR 1. This came out before the new launcher did.

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OK

Why cant I see that myself?
Then Ill wait for the final release...

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Java Question

Hello Group;

After I follow John's information about installing JAVA. How do I know that the JAVA part is working.

Never used it before. Openoffice says it is not needed. That is why I ask the question.

May be I shoud ask what feature to try in OpenOffice.

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Wizard

Use any wizard... like the letter wizard. They're all Java-based and won't work without Java.

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Thank You

Hello John;

Thank you for your help. I will try a wizard out.

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Shared Font Directory

Hello Group;

I did not find a shared font directory similar to the last version. So I added a copy of the font directory from my last version to this prerelease. I put it in the same place and OpenOffice did pick it up.

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Ommitted

It was accidentally omitted from the pre-release. It was included in 2.0.4, but I'd heard reports it didn't work anymore.

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Good news

Great that you have made it possible to implement Java now - thank you!

Btw.: Do you plan to release a 2.1 final? Since OO 2.2 RC3 is out already it might be easier to directly wait for the very soon to come 2.2 final, no?

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OpenOffice 2.1 works fine for me...

Been using it for a couple of weeks. Used Writer, Presentations, and Draw modules. I see no problems.

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portable 2.2 rc4 released

can you update to OOO2.2

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no RCs here

If I remember correctly. John doesn't do RC releases here because of the huge amount of extra work. An exception is Firefox.

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OO 2.2 final...

...is out now, so there will be a new PA-release quite soon I suppose Smile

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Works

Hello.

This 2.1 version works fine for me John.

As people said, 2.2 came out and is final. Biggrin

Thank you.

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OOo2.2 final portable

when can we have this, because 2.2updated many new feature and security flaws.

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Ping John Haller :-)

Hi John,

I know, that You have a lot of work...
... is the new OOo-Launcher ready to publish?
In my mind we should publish it with the new 2.2 OOo instead 2.1.0

I have created a German version (based on Your last Launcher in the Pre-Release 1) and (again) I could create an english version for testig too.

Please tell me what's the best way in order to publish the 2.2 version of OOo Portable as soon as possible.

Thanks a lot and kind regards

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Nice

that you're back...
Got my mail???

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