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jPortable 6?


I've been using jPortable for a while and like it a lot. Now I need to work on a project with an old library that requires the older Java versions (it won't work with the current jPortable_7*). Where can I download the older jPortable_6* packages? Thanks for any help.


John T. Haller
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Here, but insecure

They're here:

We stopped updating Java 6 back in February of last year, so it is now insecure. You'll need to be sure to install it to a non-standard location so your portable browsers won't use it.

Any software that relies on outdated versions of Java should generally be avoided.

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

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Much appreciated!

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I too have to use a tool (Appcelerator Titanium) that still insists on Java 6. When last I looked, the Community was pleading for Java 7 support, but the developers are resisting

Hans Henderson
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sometimes unavoidable

Yes some uniquely valuable or in-house developed J-apps do require the old stuff.

I have found it completely unnecessary to do anything special to "portablize" any version of Java.

Just install as usual to a "scratch" machine and then copy the resulting folders over to D:\aasync\PortableApps\CommonFiles\JavaXXX.

Leave the "master" one most commonly used - probably your Jportable setup listed as "Java" by itself and the "static snapshot" one JRE_6u45 or whatever you like.

Then just create a launcher batch file - here's a relevant sample line I use for JEdit - note some apps may need environment variables, appends to the %PATH% etc.

>> start "close me" "..\CommonFiles\JRE_6u45\bin\javaw.exe" -Xms64M -Xmx192M -jar "..\jEdit_v452\jedit.jar" %* -settings=%CD%\..\JEdit-UserSettings01

Note the above is all one command-line, here's a more minimal example:

start "close me" "..\CommonFiles\JRE_6u45\bin\javaw.exe" -jar "..\path\to.jar"

Hope that helps.

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