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Hi there. I'm an avid supporter of your program. I am a teacher in Australia and it is a great resource to use with the student. The problem I have is that I work casually and travel to numerous schools. It would be extremely helpful to have a "portable" version that I can keep on a USB Data stick and run from there. That way I can take my lessons with me wherever I go.
Great work though and I am looking forward to see how this software develops.
Bringing VUE around on a stick shouldn't be a problem. As long as you can live without the VUE file associations and have Java 1.5+ installed on the machine, you can run VUE directly from the JAR (in the Generic release) without any installation. You can do it by double-clicking on the JAR or from the command line with "java -jar vue.jar".
Vue is perfect portable, I'm using it on my usb stick as Nikolai suggested.
A great feature is saving your map (with for example different lokal resources) as vue package (vpk) - all files are saved together with the map.
Works really great.
I know your post is quite old, right now, but just for your information
VUE not only is perfectly portable as Nikolai told, but you do not even need to relay on the current computer owner for last java installation: you can download "java portable" and "java portable launcher" from www.portableapps.com and installing those on the same USB storage of VUE your jvm will always be available. (it's quite frustratig to discover that the people to whom you want to show your map has not the right version of jre on their PC...