I've just posted an experimental Development Test of OpenOffice.org Portable Light. As was discussed in the recent OpenOffice.org Portable 2.4 Pre-Release topic, this package is designed to leave out most optional components that take up the most room like: help, UNO-Python bridge, non-English dictionaries, fonts (except OpenSymbol, which is small and required), etc. By leaving all the above out, we end up with a much lighter package with most of the functionality. For comparison:
OpenOffice.org Portable 2.4: 82.3MB download / ~242MB installed
OpenOffice.org Portable Light 2.4: 58.5MB download / ~111MB installed
IMPORTANT NOTES AND CAVEATS: It is important to keep in mind that this is currently considered *EXPERIMENTAL* and may not be supported going forward. It is likely that it will be rolled into the standard OpenOffice.org Portable installer as an option in a later release. You can not upgrade an existing OpenOffice.org Portable install to this package nor will you be likely able to upgrade this package to a later release. This version will install in an OpenOfficePortableLight directory by default. It will appear with the same named icons as OpenOffice.org Portable in the PortableApps.com Menu at the moment (so it's best if you either use OOP or OOP Light but not both... which make sense since they do the same thing)... in the current beta, the regular icon will show up before the light icon, I believe.
Download OpenOffice.org Portable 2.4 Pre-Release 2 [58.5MB download / ~111MB installed]
(may take a few minutes to be available)
Please test it out and post any feedback on functionality, etc.