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Bitcoin Client Portable?

I'm requesting this app because I use Bitcoin everyday and PortableApps.
Well, I used the search function, but no results.
The URL is http://www.bitcoin.org for the official Bitcoin client (also explains what Bitcoin is.), it is open source. As the Bitcoin client downloads blocks from the p2p network, it could take over 1GB of space total. But another client (which is also open source), called Electrum (http://ecdsa.org/electrum/)(also open source, GNU GPL v3), which does not download blocks, but checks them on a remote server.
I wonder if someone is interested in doing this, as Bitcoin is in the news everytime.

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There was a dev test of it up

There was a dev test of it up about a year ago. The thread has since been deleted, I don't know why.

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I got rid of it

After an update to it came out, I'd reexamined the whole thing, and found a lot of issues with it...

First off, despite 100+ users downloading it, no one reported a bug that the path to the internal program executable was off, so the launcher wouldn't run. But that was an easy fix.

I also learned that in order for it to "sync" online, it has to download over a gigabyte of blocks and it puts them all in %APPDATA%. I could redirect it to the Data folder, but I think this much data is unacceptable for an app to require, so I stopped development of it.

I was going to leave it as [Dead] for reference purposes, but since the original dev test 1 didn't work, I decided instead to just delete the thread. It wasn't too popular or well known, so I figured it wouldn't matter too much.

If you really want to download my junkware, you can get it here, but I won't be working on it again.

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With the recent security breeches, I'm not sure I'd be interested in doing it at the moment. But if someone else is, that's cool.

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

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MultiBitPortable is planned

A portable version of the lightweight desktop client MultiBit is planned.
There is some other work I want to do first (encrypted wallets) so I expect I will get it done by the end of the summer.

The existing version of MultiBit uses a regular installer and is available at http://multibit.org

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Great news there is actually

Great news there is actually interest in it!
But MultiBit is still experimental, so will it really be that stable?

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Electrum

Yes it would be great to have some (reputable) Bitcoin clients listed here!

A little-known fact about Electrum is that the Windows executable download linked from the Electrum homepage (http://ecdsa.org/electrum/)
can be made fully portable just by renaming the download to 'electrum-portable.exe'. According to the build maker (flatfly), this will make the app store all of its data files in the same directory
as the executable (rather than in %APPDATA%).

Electrum is actually quite stable (at least as stable as the reference
Bitcoin client according to my experience) and in widespread use already (BTW, the early version number doesn t mean much as far as bitcoin clients... The whole bitcoin thing is a still a big experiment anyway)

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Ah, yes. Renaming the

Ah, yes. Renaming the application simply does the trick!
Now we need a PA.c installer, I'm looking into it.

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Any news on this one?

Any news on this one?

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Is someone still working on

Is someone still working on this? Electrum is now out of beta and version 1.01 has been released, which appears to have fixed the occasional startup freezes.

There's a screenshot here:
http://i.imgur.com/nypSi.png

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