[awaiting fix] Portable Editra

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[awaiting fix] Portable Editra

Postby AdemoS » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:31 pm

Basically, adding compressed [zip] archive that allows you to use Editra on public computers, to the downloads page.

Inkscape and Blender both offer this, so I'm pretty sure it should be simple to set up.



I tried doing this myself, [on Windows XP] by installing onto the flash drive, but the setting directory remains on the hard disk, rather then the flash drive.
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Postby cody » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:41 pm

Sure, this should be fairly easy to accommodate. I think that the only change necessary will be as you found to make it possible to load the profile bundle from the installation directory as apposed to ~/.Editra.

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Postby AdemoS » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:17 am

Glad to hear it'll be simple. And thanks again for the quick reply.

I never get tired of how straight forward and productive OSS development is.
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Postby cody » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:54 pm

Ok,

This should be working as of the current svn version. It will be released along with the next realease version. I am not sure I will have time to make a separate distrobution file for it by then but you can do the following to enable this usage.

1) Install / Copy the editra binary to your usb drive, or where ever.

2) Make a directory called '.Editra' in that installation folder.

3) Thats it, as long as that directory is there Editra will use it for storing and loading configuration data from instead of the one found in the home directory.


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Postby AdemoS » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:18 pm

Wow. Simple and easy, thanks a lot Cody.

I'll look forward to the separate distribution file when you have time.
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Re: [done] Portable Editra

Postby AdemoS » Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:36 am

So I finally had time to try this method on Windows XP.

Unfortunately, though your method was very simple to understand, Windows doesn't seem to allow it.

I attempted to create a directory named ".Editra" (without the quotes) in the installation directory, but got this error message:
You must type a filename


So apparently Windows won't allow directories starting with a period...


Hopefully we can work something else out though.
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Re: [done] Portable Editra

Postby cody » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:49 am

Hello,

Sorry, I live in the command prompt so I didn't notice this. Yes it would seem that doing it from explorer is not allowed (for some odd reason?) but you can do it form cmd.exe.

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mkdir .Editra


I really need to test this again anyway since I have since made major reworking of how configuration files are handled. So I will look at changing the lookup path to be able to use a non '.' directory.

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Re: [done] Portable Editra

Postby AdemoS » Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:36 am

Aha! The old MSDOS shell work around! Didn't even occur to me to try that.

But yes, not needing a . would make things easier for Explorer users, so I look forward to the fix on that.
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