[Fwd: Re: Gnumeric for windows as portable app]

Hey all,

forwarded to the list as it may be of general interest

thanks to Christian Herbig

-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Christian Herbig <herbigc unr nevada edu>
To: acuster gmail com
Subject: Re: Gnumeric for windows as portable app
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 20:37:30 -0800

I tried to reply this solution to the mailing list, but I don't think it

Anyway, Gnumeric can already be run from a USB drive; during the
installation process, just specify the install location as a folder on
the USB drive.  I have been doing this for a while now and I haven't had
any problems with the software.  Although it's not quite as tidy as a
special build of the app, it works.

herbigc unr nevada edu

From: Adrian Custer <acuster gmail com>
Date: February 2, 2007 8:23:25 AM PST
To: Gnumeric list <gnumeric-list gnome org>
Subject: Gnumeric for windows as portable app

Hey all,

Recently, I discovered the portable app phenomenon, for windows apps
loaded onto usb flash drives. The idea is that such apps are run from
the drive without having any need to interact with the windows
or any other system on the machine itself. This enables users to run
apps even if they don't have elevated priviliges. 

Is the windows port of gnumeric configured in a way that will allow it
to run in this way? If not, is there any reason to prevent this? I
suspect a portable gnumeric for windows would be a great way to expose
the project to a wider audience.

Of course I realize that the windows port is yet another labour of
and that it demands yet more of that time that no one has...:-)


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