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[Feature request] USB version (Windows) #31
This is usually called "portable" but as a program that's already available for multiple operating systems, I can see that creating confusion.
On Windows, program writes settings to C:\Program Data and to the registry in HKLM\SOFTWARE and HKU.
Save all settings to the local folder. The program should search for settings in the local folder no matter where it is launched from (e.g. copied to the Desktop, run from X:, or c:\Temp)
Why does this matter? / Use cases:
This can make association with specific file types (e.g. DOCX or XLSX) more difficult and can create upgrade confusion when settings and recent files are overwritten. As such, it's advisable to make this available as a separate version.
One other use case: Testing
Testing is a lot easier because you can always get a totally new install, even on a machine that already has a copy of Onlyoffice. I regularly have to uninstall, reboot, reinstall, and THEN test a program. God help me if I make a mistake in the middle of the testing process and have to do it all over again. Self-contained portable programs don't have this issue.
Additionally, you can have multiple versions of a program on one computer so you can see where an issue appeared, which can make tracking down code changes a lot easier.
Any updates about dates when portable version will be relised?
The are already some "forks": http://www.thumbapps.org/2017/04/ONLYOFFICE-portable-Desktop-Editors-32-64-bit-cloud-and-offline-office-suite.html
Thumbapps is linking directly to this issue, which is technically doing me a favor by bringing attention to this issue but I don't recommend leaning on their software for a portable option. This is for two reasons: