PortableGVim

Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
Post Reply

What's your editor of choice?

Vi/Vim/Gvim
1
9%
Emacs
0
No votes
Notepad++
5
45%
PsPad
3
27%
Other
2
18%
 
Total votes: 11

Message
Author
technicolordreamcoat
Posts: 118
Joined: Wed May 10, 2006 5:08 pm

GVim 7.0.1

#1 Post by technicolordreamcoat » Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:51 am

The GVim Portable Launcher allows you to run GVim from a removable drive whose letter changes as you move it to another computer. The program can be entirely self-contained on the drive and then used on any Microsoft Windows computer.
download & screenshot:
http://portablegvim.sourceforge.net/

User avatar
Andrew Lee
Posts: 2633
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:19 am
Contact:

#2 Post by Andrew Lee » Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:32 pm

It always write _viminfo to C:\ when I run it.

Plus, I can't get the settings to become sticky. For example, I can toggle the toolbar off, but once I restart it, the toolbar is visible again.

linuxamp
Posts: 21
Joined: Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:22 am

PortableGVim

#3 Post by linuxamp » Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:41 pm

May I recommend adding PortableGVim.
http://portablegvim.sourceforge.net/

According to the site:
The GVim Portable Launcher allows you to run GVim from a removable drive whose letter changes as you move it to another computer. The program can be entirely self-contained on the drive and then used on any Microsoft Windows computer.
Installation:
...Extract the content to your usb drive. This will create a GVimPortable directory on your usb drive. Change to that directory and run the application by double clicking on GVimPortable.exe.
License: GPL3

Download page:
http://portablegvim.sourceforge.net/downloads.html

Best yet, it's offered in a full and lite version for those with limited space on their flash drives.

zikarus
Posts: 37
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:17 am

#4 Post by zikarus » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:39 pm

My vote: PSPad. Smaller and much more userfriendly than GVim, still userfriendlier than Notepad++...

linuxamp
Posts: 21
Joined: Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:22 am

#5 Post by linuxamp » Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:27 am

Zikarus,

PSPad was my primary editor for a long time then I switched to Notepad++ for the folding feature but Vim is my overall favorite.

One thing to note though is that "userfriendly" can actually be broken down into at least two separate distinct categories if not more:
  • Easy to learn
    Easy to use
A guitar is hard for many people to learn but once you learn it it's actually quite easy to use. After all it's been designed to be held and strum comfortably. Vim is hard to learn but once you get going it's so easy to use.

Those who want to learn Vim but have a Vim learning disability should try gVim Easy which helps users wean off traditional GUI editors. No portable version exists at this time though.

User avatar
Kranor
Posts: 120
Joined: Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:15 am
Location: uk

#6 Post by Kranor » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:48 am

My vote went to PSPad For me its perfect. I am currently doing a Computing and IT degree (Open University) And so far this has fitted the bill for every language I have done so far. I tried notepad ++ but found it a little too buggy for my taste. Originally I started off using a non portable program called HTML kit but then found PSPad and was then a happy bunny. I also use PSPad at work to build training packages for SAP in HTML for which I just got an award at work. PSPad rules as far as I am concerned

User avatar
Checker
Posts: 1624
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:00 pm
Location: Ingolstadt [DE]

gVim Portable V7.2

#7 Post by Checker » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:54 am

Download: http://portableapps.com/apps/development/gvim_portable

gVim Portable
advanced text editing to go

gVim Portable is a feature-rich and not-too-hard-to-use text editor, and a very feature rich one at that. With gVim you can code, highlight syntax, and do everything else you would expect of a text editor worth its weight in megabytes.

System Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

User avatar
webfork
Posts: 9869
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Location: US, Texas
Contact:

Re: gVim Portable V7.2

#8 Post by webfork » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:58 pm

> not-too-hard-to-use

LOL -- who are you trying to convince?

I'm joking of course, VIM is an amazing program. Its just funny to see someone describe software that way.

User avatar
webfork
Posts: 9869
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Location: US, Texas
Contact:

Re: PortableGVim

#9 Post by webfork » Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:36 am

Update: PortableApps released a version of gvim: https://portableapps.com/apps/development/gvim_portable

I tested out gvim native, but it's portable because it saves no settings, which is not ideal for a program with this level of configurability.

Post Reply