Are .zip downloads 'portable' or mere different packaging?

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Are .zip downloads 'portable' or mere different packaging?

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Hello there!

Please refer to the enclosed pictorial description & help clarify on whether these - '.zip downloads' amounts to "portable" release or is simply a different packaging ??

A humble request to clearly designate the downloads as portable or not to avoid confusion.

Inputs are being awaited.

Thank you.
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Re: Are .zip downloads 'portable' or mere different packaging?

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you can use zip package as portable if you create a xnview.ini in the folder
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Re: Are .zip downloads 'portable' or mere different packaging?

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xnview wrote: Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:50 am you can use zip package as portable if you create a xnview.ini in the folder

For XnView MP, for example, in Tools > Settings... > Integration -- Paths tab select Use .ini file in folder -- Program (XnView).

For full portability, similarly on the same tab set the Other settings to Program (XnView).

Although the various program ZIP downloads may be used as portable programs on a memory stick, there may be some detailed limitations: for example, the Ghostscript utility required to view PDF and certain other file formats is only available as an installer, and so cannot be used with a portable copy of XnView software. There may, however, be a PortableApps solution for that at least for XnView (Classic).