Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:21 pm
I have written a batch file to run Kexi from portable storage (a removable drive). It makes portable the AppData\Local folder. The batch file should be on the same drive as Kexi, but does not have to be in the same folder.
When you start a new project, Kexi will propose a location and name for the new project file. It may start with a drive letter, such as H: . Drive letter assignments can change for removable drives. To store to the same removable drive as the Kexi program, the user should delete an explicit drive assignment. In this case, delete H: . To increase the separation from the code, the user can specify a location for the project file that is outside the Kexi program folder.
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:49 pm
Moved to a Discussion forum since your idea is pretty completely implemented
You mention that we do not offer a zipped files with KEXI. Yes, they are not listed in releases but there are .7z in the snapshots: https://community.kde.org/Kexi/Snapshots#Windows
It may be a good idea to incorporate some portable goodies from you in the zipped version.
Regarding the drive assignments, it applies to any software, not just portable. But since KEXI uses relative paths whenever possible, and the document stores everything in one file (in case of file databases), changing letters is not a problem. With exception of shortcuts (the Welcome screen).
If you see any ideas for improvements feel free to discuss it or share (https://community.kde.org/Kexi/File_a_bug_or_wish).
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