(Eine deutsche Version dieses Eintrags gibt es hier) Iâ€™ve created a portable version of Gramps, the free open-source genealogy software. This will allow you to use it on any pc without any requirements (beside an USB port). This one is based on the current Windows version of Gramps 3.1.1.
Usually it does require an installed Python and GTK environment, but this portable version brings it own environment.
So what can portable Gramps do? All the things your regular installed version can do plus:
- works everywhere without requirements
- leaves no traces on the host pc
- all data and settings contained on USB device
- automatic language detection (english and german supported currently)
- USB drive letter is adjusted on startup in settings
You can use portable Gramps parallel to an â€˜normalâ€™ installed Gramps, they shouldnâ€™t infere with each other. Caution: Iâ€™ve test it a lot, but please do not use your actual data without backup! Due to the fact that Gramps is built by many small files it will start a little slow (hint: an USB hard disk works great), but once started everything will be smooth. Gramps Portable will use about 100-200 MB of disk space depending on your device because it brings itâ€™s own Python and GTK environment. Another hint: Do not set a base path for relative media paths because they can not be adjusted to the current drive letter, but it will work if you leave the base path empty!
If you encounter any problems, just drop me a message (via comment or mail) and Iâ€™ll have a look at it.