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Old 03-11-2009, 06:07 AM   #1
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List of standalone, portable linux applications


Hi everybody

I'm preparing a list of portable programs, by portable I mean standalone apps which do not need any additional dependencies. all dependencies are in the program's directory. I'll appreciate if you inform me of such programs.
 
Old 03-11-2009, 08:09 AM   #2
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http://www.portools.com/
 
Old 03-14-2009, 01:13 AM   #3
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Thanks, but it only has a small set of apps. Can u introduce some individual portable apps?
 
Old 03-15-2009, 09:38 PM   #4
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Hey guys

Hey guys,

I'm the Portable Apps for Linux guy (portools.com). mahdif, sorry that we only have a small selection so far, we're just getting off the ground. We hope to have a very rich set by the end of summer 2009. We're releasing a number of apps soon. Our community is growing every day, and we'll have many more contributors by then.

Regards,
Daniil.
 
Old 03-15-2009, 10:10 PM   #5
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mahdif

You can compile any application to be like you are looking for. It is called static compiling. Be aware that compiling everything together (static) will increase the size of the program by huge amounts (10X?).
 
Old 03-15-2009, 10:35 PM   #6
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The size increase for static applications mainly depends on the amount of included static libraries. Given the current sizes of hard disks and USB sticks, the applications size isn't as crucial a it was a decade ago.

Most applications, that are meant to be compiled, can be compiled as static applications. So all applications can be added to the list, where access to it's source code is provided.

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Old 03-16-2009, 03:28 AM   #7
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Ummm ... disk space may be no problem, but RAM sizes? I wouldn't
want to have a statically linked "all included" OpenOffice and
Firefox running at the same time.
 
Old 03-16-2009, 03:33 AM   #8
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Also, if a library needs a security update, you will not only need to update the library, but recompile all of the statically compiled apps that use it.
 
Old 03-17-2009, 12:56 AM   #9
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Thank you all.
Dear dkulchenko! Keep up the good job.

I need a manual to learn how to make my favorite programs static. Do you know about such a how-to?
 
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Try the README file in the package. And "./configure --help".
 
  


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