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Title: Inkscape on Travel Drive?
Post by: PapaSue on September 07, 2010, 08:23:16 AM
Hi,  I'm off on  vacation and don't have my own laptop to have Inkscape available.  MDH says I can't load Ink on his laptop so I'm wondering if anyone has tried loading Ink on a travel drive and used it on a laptop. I have found some sites that say there is a "portable" version of Ink that might work, but before I go to download it I thought I'd ask the experts. :lol:

Two weeks is a long time to be without being able to PLAY.

Thanks,
Title: Re: Inkscape on Travel Drive?
Post by: Technomum on September 07, 2010, 09:51:23 AM
Hi Sue, I use Inkscape on my Laptop with no trouble.  I don't use a separate drive.  I suppose it depends on how powerful the laptop is as graphics programs are normally hungry.  If it is a relatively new laptop you should be fine.
Title: Re: Inkscape on Travel Drive?
Post by: PapaSue on September 07, 2010, 10:31:35 AM
Thanks, the point is HE doesn't want me to load Ink on his computer at all.  I have downloaded the "portable" version of Ink onto a memory stick and sometime later today HE says I can try and see if it works without loading onto his computer. :roll:

I'll let you all know if this works on my Mac (oh I mean on HIS)
Title: Re: Inkscape on Travel Drive?
Post by: Butterfly on September 07, 2010, 11:45:56 AM
There are a few that were talking about it over on the Scal forum and says it works great as a portable I am going to go hunt down that thread

I left you a PM with the link to the thread I was talking about.
Title: Re: Inkscape on Travel Drive?
Post by: Butterfly on September 07, 2010, 11:54:05 AM
Where are you going for vacation? some place fun I hope
Title: Re: Inkscape on Travel Drive?
Post by: Technomum on September 07, 2010, 01:14:21 PM
Quote from: "PapaSue"
Thanks, the point is HE doesn't want me to load Ink on his computer at all.  I have downloaded the "portable" version of Ink onto a memory stick and sometime later today HE says I can try and see if it works without loading onto his computer. :roll:

I'll let you all know if this works on my Mac (oh I mean on HIS)


Ooooops!  Hi Susan,   I obviously scanned your post too quickly and failed to get the gist. Apologies.  I could ask why on earth does HE not want to put it on his computer.  It could come off again as soon as you get back. but it does sounds as though HE has the whip hand.  It does look as though it is possible, so good luck.  Get that man of  yours better trained - LOL.  I am lucky mine has refused to use a computer since he retired (16 years ago now) so I have two to myself.    How about asking Santa if he could be extra generous this year :D .
Title: Re: Inkscape on Travel Drive?
Post by: PapaSue on September 07, 2010, 01:33:15 PM
Quote from: "Butterfly"
Where are you going for vacation? some place fun I hope

Well if you think MAUI is fun, I guess so. :lol:
Title: Re: Inkscape on Travel Drive?
Post by: PapaSue on September 07, 2010, 01:36:43 PM
Quote from: "Technomum"
Quote from: "PapaSue"
Thanks, the point is HE doesn't want me to load Ink on his computer at all.  I have downloaded the "portable" version of Ink onto a memory stick and sometime later today HE says I can try and see if it works without loading onto his computer. :roll:

I'll let you all know if this works on my Mac (oh I mean on HIS)


Ooooops!  Hi Susan,   I obviously scanned your post too quickly and failed to get the gist. Apologies.  I could ask why on earth does HE not want to put it on his computer.  It could come off again as soon as you get back. but it does sounds as though HE has the whip hand.  It does look as though it is possible, so good luck.  Get that man of  yours better trained - LOL.  I am lucky mine has refused to use a computer since he retired (16 years ago now) so I have two to myself.    How about asking Santa if he could be extra generous this year :D .

Well so far can't find a recent version of "portable Ink" for my MAC, latest is 0.44.  I DO HAVE and ACE in my pocket and that is MY new iPad which is arriving later this week so I may gain some leverage and offer to let him use the iPad if I can load Ink on his computer.  After 51 yrs of marriage we usually an figure out a way for both of us to get what we want, just have to play the game a bit.

If you WIN users are interested Butterfly sent me to this link for the Win machines and they do have .47 and .48.  You need to have their app to use it but if you are traveling or using someone else's computer it might be worth it.

http://portableapps.com/apps/graphics_p ... e_portable (http://portableapps.com/apps/graphics_pictures/inkscape_portable" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

thanks,
Title: Re: Inkscape on Travel Drive?
Post by: Technomum on September 07, 2010, 01:55:09 PM
:lol:   I am pleased it works both ways - a good recipe for success.   We have only clocked up 48 years but we have a system that works too.   I drop a hint and it arrives for Christmas as a "surprise"  :lol:.   I think that is what most people would consider being thoroughly spoilt.  I actually cannot think of anything I want for Christmas this year and that is bad!  There should always be something a girl wants  :P .
Title: Re: Inkscape on Travel Drive?
Post by: HeatherM on September 07, 2010, 02:43:44 PM
Quote from: "PapaSue"
I DO HAVE and ACE in my pocket and that is MY new iPad which is arriving later this week so I may gain some leverage and offer to let him use the iPad if I can load Ink on his computer.  After 51 yrs of marriage we usually an figure out a way for both of us to get what we want, just have to play the game a bit.
If he likes games, try Angry Birds HD on your iPad.   :lol: