[Libreoffice-qa] Portable vs Parallel: which one is better?

Pedro pedlino at gmail.com
Sat May 18 10:39:55 PDT 2013

Hi Florian

reisi007 wrote
>> A parallel install can be made with ANY installer so all versions are
>> available. However it requires more knowledge (even using Florian
>> Reisinger's SI GUI it's not trivial) and the install size is huge
>> (because
>> all files are unpacked)
> :) Sorry to hear that, but still easier to do it manually.... (Any
> more suggestions from your side??)

This was not a criticism to SI GUI ;)
Yes, if you want to make a user friendly alternative GUI (for non-experts) I
can send some ideas by email (maybe tomorrow)

reisi007 wrote
> Portable: IMHO No --> might use a different build, too less insight into
> that :)

That is true. There are many obscure (and deliberately undocumented) changes
to make LO Portable...

reisi007 wrote
>> 2) Which one is more realistic when comparing functionality?
> Both have the same functionality, but parallel installations run
> independent from each other, whereas I (at least) never managed to
> start one parallel and a portable version...

That is a good point. Although it might not be necessary to run at the same

reisi007 wrote
> Final statement. As the programmer of SI-GUI I recommend parallel
> installation, because these are the vanilla builds

Yes. That is a good point.

reisi007 wrote
> BTW: Is there really a that big difference in size?

Yes, there is. For version it's 908Mb for the parallel install
versus 220Mb for the portable version if you select the Remove Extra
Languages option (or 330Mb if you don't)


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