in the last weeks I work hard in order to get a new Installer for OpenOffice.org Portable with support for optional components.
The result (on the base of Johns last FF Installer with the new directory structure an linked images in the help.html) You'll find it now here:
* Multilingual (en-US, en-GB, de, fr, nl)
* en-us, de (Packages for en-GB, fr an nl comming soon if You want)
* fr langpack (all other langpacks (en-US, en-GB, de, nl) coming soon too if You want).
All packages comes with this components as options:
-additional dics and templates (in other lang than the native lang)
-images (Iconsets for other designs than standard like Crystal, Industrial etc)
In the Multilang version there are options for installing the langpacks for en-US, en-GB, de, fr and nl.
All Installers are able to remove every optional component, simply run in again and unckeck the not wanted options (but check the wanted options again, cause the installer will remove every unchecked option). So You can use it as update or for emergency repair of existing installations.
The lang-packs check for the installed version, if in the target directory no or a wrong version of OOoP it will not be installed.
So we have a very smart and flexible solution
The best of all is, that all the different packages was built using the same installer and only one repostory for all. This makes it very easy to add more languages for support in the future.
Please give it a chance an have a look on it.
I don't know John's plans for OOo Portable, but perhaps he like it too an it could be the upcoming new version.