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mappo
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Portable LaTeX package

I would like to see a portable LaTeX package (like XAMPP) for Windows.

When installing LaTeX from the project homepage it installs multiple binary files
and applications - much like Apache/PHP/MySQL...

Therefore I was thrilled when I found XAMPP (and PortableXAMPP) and now I'm hoping
there could be an LaTeX analogue.

__In_short:__
* Program: LaTeX package
* License: free
* Descrip: document markup language and document preparation system
* Webpage: http://www.latex-project.org/

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The License is the LaTeX

The License is the LaTeX Project Public License Version 1.3c. From skimming through it, it seems very similar to GNU GPL Version 2, and in one of the guides on the LaTeX site it says,

"This document was produced in response to suggestions that the modification and distribution conditions for the rules constituting the New
Standard LATEX system should be similar to those implied by Version 2
of the GNU General Public Licence, as published by the Free Software
Foundation.

A link to the actual text of the LPPL:
http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt

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Portable LaTeX

Hello, there is a Portable LaTeX project already initiated:

http://www.mat.uniroma1.it/~caminati/PortableLatex.html

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MikTeX and TeXStudio

Hello All,

There is an official version of MikTeX portable, and Texstudio is a great IDE for LaTeX development that also has a portable version.

Could you guys add these to the PortableApps platform/installer? That would make it easier for everybody else to use these tools.

Thanks,
David

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Look a little further down and...

You'll find that I've actually made a beta test of this very thing and posted the link in a comment below. But, for sake of ease, you can find the project page here. Cheers.

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sorry, but

When I wrote my request, the LaTeX webpage was down, so I tried to look it up on Wikipedia and it just said "free".

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Maybe here is a start
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Great, but

It look great but it still requires that the thumb
drive always gets the same drive letter...
The hunt goes on I guess, thanks for a step in the
right direction though.

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Well, there's a way

There's two ways to get the same drive letter on every computer. One is using my Substitute Drive which is based on SmithTech's discovery.
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+1

I strongly support this. Having a complete LaTeX system as an independent application would be tremendously useful, possibly including a DVI viewer.
One of the good people from the Danish TeX User Group pointed me to this page on making a portable installation.
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TexLive

Check out the TexLive DVD (torrent). You can run Emacs, Latex and loads of related packages straight from the DVD on GNU/Linux (intel, sparc, alpha), Mac OS X, MS Windows (all 32-bit versions), FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris (intel, sparc), AIX and IRIX—or install to the HDD if you'd prefer.

I haven't used the 2007 version yet, but older versions worked well.

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RE: Portable LaTeX package

It is ready usable I just need to post the scripts and/or upload the package LyX and MiKTeX

I like webdesign, especially with some portable apps

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LaTeX package that runs out of the box

I have compiled a LaTeX package including JabRef as reference manager, TeXmaker as editor, and a pdf and dvi viewer.

It runs on a usb pen drive only needing a batch script executed before and after usage. You can find it on this wordpress blog.

Hope it's useful.

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LaTeX yes please

Looks interesting. But I'm really after a working version of portable LyX. (The only one mentioned here in forums is seriously bust.)

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MikTex portable now available

An official portable version of MikTex is now available:

http://www.miktex.org/portable/about

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Also Live Tex:

Also Live Tex: http://www.tug.org/protext/ which can be installed with the portable option.

Advantages (as from http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/20036/what-are-the-advantages-of-...):

* More secure against viruses
* More frequent updates
* More commands
* Better performances especially for graphics

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Even though this is a really

Even though this is a really old topic, I mind as well mention that I've made a PA.c version of the proTeXt package which includes MiKTeX.

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A solution maybe?
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Use Existing MiKTeX and TeXStudio by darksabre76

MiKTeX Portable:

https://portableapps.com/node/53801

TeXStudio Portable:

https://portableapps.com/node/36248

Both are waiting for update.
Hopefully soon both will be released as an Official PortableApps Application.

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