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I really like DbVisualizer and it's almost portable.

So I've created a Launcher using PortableApps' launcher and asked the dbvis guys whether I may post the launcher here.

I got permission to do so provided I do not include the actual code.

So I can only provide a launcher where one would have to unpack the official download to.

1) Do we already have examples for this?
2) Do you support this kind of launchers at all?
3) Maybe the installer could download the package?
4) How would I post my launcher for others to test?

Many thanks for any useful answer / hint in advance...

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It's most likely that the author doesn't want you to publish the code, but you can still release the portable version here. This is what most developers do.

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Free to use - not free to distribute

The EULA clearly states:

Licensee may not:
◾ distribute, copy, publish, assign, sell, bargain, convey, transfer, pledge, lease or grant any further rights to use the Software.
◾ modify or create derivative work based Software in whole or in part.

So as long as I do not get permission to provide the binaries...

I only got permission to include DbVisualizer's icon:

"We have no experience with PortableApps but if it works as you describe whereas only the DbVisualizer icon is in the package then there is no problem."

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DbVisualizer is almost portable. What you need is just to change the directory where it stores its data, i.e. user's home. I made it portable without the need to compile any source code. I have just modified the script dbvisgui.bat adding this:

set USER_HOME=%~dp0

and then, when Java is started:

%JAVA_EXEC% [...] -Duser.home="%USER_HOME%." [...]

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