Release an official portable version…



  • Please release an official portable version of Vivaldi. Such as in a .zip file that we can simply extract and use--without having to install.

    NOTE: Settings for it should be self-contained.



  • +1 for true portable version

    (Of course, Vivaldi will have to be considerably speeded up for a portable version on a USB stick to even be usable – see here and here).



  • @TsunamiZ:

    Please release an official portable version of Vivaldi. Such as in a .zip file that we can simply extract and use–without having to install.

    NOTE: Settings for it should be self-contained.

    You don't need to install vivaldi to have a portable version.

    Just unpack the installer with 7zip or winrar, and place a file named stp.viv with content

    ..\.
    

    in the same directory as vivaldi.exe and you are done.



  • i would prefer an official portable version, instead of any hacky workarounds that might break with future updates



  • @TsunamiZ:

    i would prefer an official portable version

    I would prefer too, but i hope vivaldi team's energies not to be wasted to solve an already solved problem like this.

    , instead of any hacky workarounds

    I'ts not hacky nor workarounds, is the proper way to do what are you looking for. It just requires two step instead of one.

    that might break with future updates

    Perhaps. But who cares ? You are not going to choose a wife, it's just a portable browser, when and if something will change, we will move accordingly… ;)



  • one of the reasons i like a portable version is so i can delete it easily and cleanly–without leftovers. with that hacky method you suggested, does vivaldi add any additional items to the system when run--such as start menu items and "my documents" items?



  • @TsunamiZ:

    one of the reasons i like a portable version is so i can delete it easily and cleanly–without leftovers. with that hacky method you suggested, does vivaldi add any additional items to the system when run--such as start menu items and "my documents" items?

    No, it's a true portable, but if you try to run it on a USB stick, it is extremely (unusably) slow.

    If you're just wanting it "portable" on your HDD (which is how I want it for the same reason as you), it is simpler to just use the standalone installation. You can still just delete it all by deleting the folder, except for a few registry keys that don't really influence anything else except to provide the same installation path for your next standalone install, which can still be changed in the installer.

    See this thread for a full discussion (and this post for the particulars on the stp.viv file modification for a true portable).



  • thanks for the tips. but hassles like these are why we need an official portable version, in which we can simply extract and go.



  • @TsunamiZ:

    one of the reasons i like a portable version is so i can delete it easily and cleanly–without leftovers. with that hacky method you suggested, does vivaldi add any additional items to the system when run--such as start menu items and "my documents" items?

    It doesn't add anything. Your personal data will reside inside the directory where you placed the application, no matter if on a pendrive or on a directory placed on your HDD.



  • Welll, it does "add items" i.e. some registry entries under HKCU\Software\Vivaldi. Therefore one shouldn't use the browser not even as "portable" if this kind of traces matter.
    (This applies to Win 8.1. I don't have the opportunity to test it on other systems.)



  • Technical Preview 3 … and still no portable version?



  • can we get a portable version for tech preview 4?



  • +1 for portable version



  • I kinda think if there is a portable version it should be distributed or at least compatible with portableapps.com

    Their installer set up already works pretty well, they support freeware software and if you use their open source start launcher you can even update chrome/firefox/other portable apps at your convenience.

    http://portableapps.com/development/portableapps.com_format

    They do use sourceforge for hosting, which might irrate some people but in my experience PAF installers have always been clean.

    Also PAF apps are pretty easy to remove given that they are just folders with built in folders for app data and the program.



  • I too sooo wish if there was portable one



  • It would be a free portable version for each update, only if Vivaldi would give portableapps.com or a similar site the right to bundle their browser/software…



  • We're not even in Beta, and by the way you can make a portable version of it on your own
    You can make portable versions of everything, just unpack the setups…
    Stop whining
    And then if you want Vivaldi to write in Vivaldi's folder instead of User/AppData etc just do as The_Solutor said before



  • If you think unpacking the setup just makes it portable, I have bad news for you… and what use to waste time making it portable when someone else can do that for me? Also, for free, and also advertising the browser on a pretty big site...



  • Yea it's still not portable after unpackaging the setup this is true, but you can make it portable and there were previous posts about that.
    Anyway this is still an alpha, I think that there are more important features to develop instead of a portable version that you can make on your own.

    "what use to waste time making it portable when someone else can do that for me? Also, for free, and also advertising the browser on a pretty big site…"

    Really? I won't even comment that...



  • Dude, chill out, I wanted to say that people over portableapps.com make the apps portable for free because they have more content to offer, this way, and by being published there people don't have to make the portable version by themselves, wasting time and resources, mostly if they're not good with computers, because the people from that site take care of making it portable and keeping it up to date.

    This way the browser gets a portable version for free (well, apart of giving them the right to bundle the browser) without having the devs to spend on that time that could be spent otherwise, and that site gets some views from the users of this browser who want the portable version, making it a win-win situation.
    …Well, unless you have something personal against that site(s) or do not want to give any site for free the right to bundle your software.

    One simple question: would you preffer to waste some 15-60 minutes searching the forum, figuring stuff out and unarchiving stuff, or just get redirected to another site and download from there a piece of software which asks you where to "install" (have placed, unarchived, however you want to call) the portable no-install usb-friendly, version of the browser?

    P.S.: I'm waiting for your answer...


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