[QGIS-Developer] QGIS Portable installation for Windows

Alex M tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Mon Aug 20 09:06:12 PDT 2018


You might want to look at how the PortableGIS project did it for QGIS 2.x


On 08/20/2018 08:44 AM, Idan Miara wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there a way to make a portable version of QGIS3 ? i.e. unzip and run?
> or for instance to install it on a network drive so other users on the
> network could use it without installing?
> When I copied QGIS folder (under program files) from one PC to another it
> worked only if the path was the same, but I'm not sure if it worked because
> I had some other prerequisite preinstalled on that PC.
> When I tried to rename the QGIS3 folder and run QGIS I got the error
> message:
> "could not load qgis_app.dll".
> Thus I guess that the installation does something else beside extracting
> and creating shortcuts, could you specify what does the setup do besides
> that? I tried to look for some clues on verbose messages that the setup
> prints, but I could only find "Extracting", "Create folder", "Output
> folder".
> Does it install prerequisites? compile something specific for my CPU?
> Change batch files?
> Please advise,
> Idan.
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