Portable 2.2.1 Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 5, 2007 - 7:03pm Portable version 2.2.1 has been released. It's the popular office suite bundled with a launcher as a portable app.

Read on for more details... 2.2.1

This new release has all the great features of 2.2.1 including a full word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tool, drawing program, database and more. It has excellent compatibility with Microsoft Office files and can easily read and write Excel and Word files.

Java Support From Your Portable Device Portable now supports a portably installed instance of Sun Java so you can now access wizards, advanced database functionally and other Java-dependent features of even when you're using a PC that doesn't have Java installed. There's even an easy-to-use utility that will set it up for you. Read more in the Using Java With Portable support topic. Installer / Format Portable is now packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades from earlier Portable releases by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all your settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.

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

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As always, please check out the support pages and search the site and the web if you have a question. If your question isn't answered here or elsewhere, post a note in the forums.

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Great job, John. You continue to do great work.

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It needs to be more selective in what it copies. I installed the Java Dev Kit in a subdirectory of my Java directory, as well as some other java tools. Java Portablizer ended up copying over 300mb of stuff (luckily I install all your stuff to a local drive and copy it over by hand after running *Portable\App\* through upx -d and then upx --lzma). IMO it should only copy Java\*, Java\bin\*, and Java\lib\*.

[Edit: Hey, while you're at it, why don't you just call it "Java Portable" and include a launcher to run Java apps?]

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It copies %PROGRAMFILES%\Java\#.#.#_## where the # represent the most recent version. I'm pretty sure that the JDK defaults to installing elsewhere.

And, as stated, please post support questions in the forums, not as comments on the news story.

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Who said anything about defaults? I put my programs where I want them to go, not where Bill says they should go. Mostly because I like being able to dual boot XP and Vista on two partitions, and keeping all my data and programs on a third partition which is transparently shared with both. They get the same path and drive letter in each OS, program files are shared, and I am happy.

And I put JDK in a subdirectory just to keep things neat and tidy. Whenever I download a .NET control I stick it in Visual Studio .NET 2005\Controls\xxxxx for the same reason. Map editors for games, etc, same.

Granted, your current set up is good for 99.9% of users who won't dump extra stuff in their Java directory, but all I'm saying is it wouldn't take more than a few more lines of code to be a bit more selective in copying files.

Incidentally, I don't have it installed in %PROGRAMFILES%\Java\#.#.#_## but your program found it anyway. Smile Detected the version correctly, too, even though I just downloaded and installed the latest beta update or whatever today. I already had copied Java by hand but I used your NSIS script to make sure I got the javaportable.ini version number right... and it got the same thing I had, yay. Smile

I will post future comments/suggestions/bugs/etc in the forums, sorry.

Also sorry if I sounded little... commanding. I didn't mean to. Smile

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It definitely makes the install relatively quick and very painless.

Saves having to track down the Java files stored locally while at the same time standardizes which folder it's copied to.

Keep up the good work.

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Is there a sourcecode for the Portabaliser?
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... in the source code of the launcher, cause it's an integrated part of it.

Thank You John for this great work!
German version is on the way and will be published too today.


Paid for Software more or less?
What You need is OSS!

... but because the original version is without python we will offer it on another place. If John will agree, we can offer it here later too.

You'll find it here


Paid for Software more or less?
What You need is OSS!

I've been waiting for this for a while.
Thanks for the continued work John Smile