Java Portable 6 Update 16 Released

John T. Haller's picture
Submitted by John T. Haller on August 31, 2009 - 7:12pm

logoJava Portable 6 Update 16 has been released by Java Portable 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 Java to the latest version. It's packaged in Format for easy use from any portable device and integration with the Suite. And it's completely free.

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Java Portable 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 Sun JVM will be downloaded directly from Sun's servers as part of the installation process.

Java Portable Launcher

In addition to using Java Portable with portable apps packaged in Format, you can also use our Java Portable 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

Java Portable 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.


The Installer is available for immediate download from the Java Portable homepage. Get it today!

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all that sounds good but would you please explain how to use it.
I want to use Angry Ip Scan portably but i don't know what to do with all the files in the java folder.

Hi John,

thanks for delivering this - it feels like a new milestone in application portablisation. I hope that it is quick and simple enough for you to produce, so that you will easily keep abreast of new releases from Sun.

For me it works well enough, as I have uninstalled all local versions of Java and my Freemind Portable Edition still does the business.

HOWEVER, if I go to the official Java Test Page then I get the error "Something is wrong. Java is not working.". This is despite using Mozilla Firefox Portable Edition with Options set to Java Enabled, and with JavaScript and Cookies enabled for the page.

As I say, Java Portable 6 Update 16 works, it just that people may need to bear in mind that Sun's own online tests do NOT show it as working. And I'm not sure how easy it would be to spoof these tests with a portable version. (see related thread Do I have Java?)

Again, well done John

PS: I can't seem to find the support page for this app at Sad

Chris Morgan's picture

Currently at least, Firefox Portable can't use any version of Java other than the local one. This may be fixed in Firefox 3.7 if I recall something I heard correctly. Currently though there's not much we can do without requiring administrator privileges (it's in the admin-only-writing section of the registry), and that's a pretty messy solution and could cause trouble.

So for the moment, sorry, you'll have to wait.

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So I CANNOT use firefox and java on a portable apps stick to view jmol molecules served via an applet over the wire?

I am in a academic situation where installing the java runtime on the schools computers is not an option.

I'm very sorry to here that.

Chris Morgan's picture

Sorry about that. As soon as we can really do something about it, we will though.

I am a Christian and a developer and moderator here.

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” – Proverbs 15:1