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AlasdairKennedy
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OpenProj - Open Source desktop alternative to Microsoft Project.
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This is a java based app

This one requires Java 1.5 to 1.6, so you would have to have those portably or on the system already. It has a .ini file but I have not looked to see if it directs the java to it or just calls out for it. There may be an option to direct to a portable java. It looks like it would be pretty portable apart from that.
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Planner Portable - check out this thread

https://portableapps.com/node/5160
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Just tried Planner 0.14.2

Just tried Planner 0.14.2 and it doesn't open MS Project files (.mpp or .xml), which OpenProj did.

OpenProj will open .mpp and alows you to save as .xml, which can then be used by MS Project.

As a standalone planner, Planner Portable looks good, but it seems to lack the interoperability of OpenProj.

(I've only spent a day looking, so may have missed the important parts).

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I just downloaded and looked

I just downloaded and looked at the files included and there's a batch file that launches the program. Looks like you could just change the directory path to java to use relative linking to the \CommonFiles\Java\Bin\java.exe that's now being used for PortableApps.

(The above path to the java.exe was done by memory and could be wrong. I don't have my memory stick here to confirm it ATM)

Here's the contents of the batch file:

java -Xms128m -Xmx768m -jar openproj.jar

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Thanks

Works well with the Portable Java.

I'm using RunApp to start it all off, saving the Bat to Exe process.

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A little more detail

ADK,

This is something I would love to have on my USB too. Already use it on my laptop. Was it really as simple as changing the bat file?

Any more detail you can provide would be great.

Thanks

tracon

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tracon, My bat file (in the

tracon,

My bat file (in the OpenProj folder):

..\Java\bin\java -Xms128m -Xmx768m -jar openproj.jar

Seems to work fine
(although I don't know if it leaves any trace around - registry etc)

I also use the RunApp Application Runner (http://yacool.freehost.pl/runner), which just makes the startup a good bit neater.

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excellent

thanks ADK...got it working fine now

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App Auto Dialing Home

Each time the batch file is run the firewall generates the following message
"java.exe is attempting to access the Internet."
It appears to be attempting to contact 209.62.39.9. Does anyone know why?

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There's another post on here

There's another post on here about Toucan "dialing home" which is a false positive. there's a good link on that thread about the app trying to get the hostname of the machine to use it as random data to create a hash. When that happens, it triggers Windows to contact a DNS server.

Guess what that IP points to?

http://samspade.org/whois/ns1.siteground189.com

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False Positives

False Positives - regrettable but preferable to malicious actions.
Thanks for the feedback.

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OpenProj phoning home

OpenProj is checking to see if there is a new version online. It is accessing the file http://openproj.org/versions/version-1 and comparing its contents to the application's version information. If the versions are different, you get a popup message telling you about the new version.

-Howard

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