[chirp_users] Chirp as a "portable app".

Jim Unroe rock.unroe at gmail.com
Thu Mar 23 08:08:54 PDT 2017

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 9:38 AM, Nigel A. Gunn  G8IFF/W8IFF
<nigel at ngunn.net> wrote:
> Anybody else realised that Chirp is already a "portable app".

I take advantage of it all the time. It allows me to easily go back in
history to test older versions of CHIRP.

> The windows version can be installed to a thumb drive (put it in it's own directory). The only thing it will write to your Windows drive is a dummy start menu entry. Run it by clicking on Chirp/chirpw.exe .

I use the "ZIP" version instead of the "EXE" installer version.

> For Linux, unpack the archive into it's own directory. Go to that directory. Execute by double clicking share/chirp.desktop and select "Launch Anyway". At least on my computer.

The Windows "ZIP" version works exactly the same way.

> I noticed someone raised this as a query on the website and the question was misunderstood by the developer who replied.

Most of the time when someone asks about a "portable" version, they
are asking for a version to run on an Android laptop or phone.


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