Re: Textadept Portable

From: phayz <>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 13:54:11 -0700 (PDT)

On Mar 27, 11:55 pm, Robert <> wrote:
> Hi,
> having been spending quite some time in a Windows-only lab recently I
> decided to investigate how to make Textadept portable like the apps to be able to run it without installing GTK+,
> run it even from a USB drive.
> Luckily, Textadept already is quite portable (no Registry
> writing...).
> You can download Textadept Portable here:
> The TextadeptPortable.exe launcher redirects the Windows environment
> variable Userprofile to the subdirectory Data of TextadeptPortable -
> so you can take your customisations with you. The portable .textadept
> is located in TextadeptPortable\Data\
> I've tested this on Windows XP, an earlier version of the launcher as
> well on Windows 2000 and Windows 7. Please let me know if it works on
> other versions.
> Known issues:
> Running Ruby, Python, etc. scripts from within Textadept (via ctrl-r)
> will most likely not work as the Userprofile variable is redirected.
> You should however be able to run them without problems outside of
> TA.
> When using TA from a USB drive your drive letter will probably change
> so when loading a session, files are not found causing TA to create
> empty buffers with the same names. The Textadept version included is
> 2.1 as on the Googlecode site, so the message about missing files as
> discussed on the mailing list recently will not appear. It might of
> course be possible write something to save the drive letter of TA in
> the session file and adapt this when reloading TA with another drive
> letter. (This will not affect you if you simply use this version to
> avoid the GTK+ installation and use TA on one computer.)
> You can pass command line options TextadeptPortable.exe so
> TextadeptPortable --no-session will start Textadept without loading
> the session file.
> - Robert


Very interesting! I am a BIG fan of the applications packaged in
PortableApps format. When I get a chance I will try your proposed


Russell Dickenson
Received on Tue 30 Mar 2010 - 16:54:11 EDT

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