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Database and JRE

First of all, thanks to John for this wonderful adaptation of OO.

I've looked through the forums and so far haven't found any references to my question. So here is my question:

How do we deal with the Java Run-time Environment (JRE), for the database app, portably? Is this something that can be done? Or am I missing something?

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Working on it

For now, if you drop your local settings for OO.o into Portable OO.o, it will work on your PC and any PC configured the same way (same version of Java in the same install directory). I'm working on detection routines to handle this and support Java from the portable device, if desired (additional 55MB).

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I have the same issue with

I have the same issue with the databases, so it's great to hear you're working on a solution for this issue!

I wouldn't mind the extra 55 MB. Is there a way to do it with an already existing jre installationfile? I mean, copying certain files to the stick and then referencing it in OO?

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Chris

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No

The paths change as the drive letter changes.

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Wouldn't it be possible

Wouldn't it be possible using Pstart's ability to provide command parameters with the new drive letter?

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New Release

The new release (OpenOffice.org Portable 2.0.3) detects and uses a locally installed JRE and OpenOffice.org will let you know if you don't have one when you first try to use a Java function.

As mentioned in other threads, I have a working way to get Java to be used with OpenOffice.org from the portable device (it requires some really odd string manipulations.. OO doesn't use a standard path for it), however, users will have to copy Java in themselves since Java is closed source and cannot be distributed via SourceForge.

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