Can RubyMine be installed to a USB ?

I literally work at 3 different work sites during the week and no longer carry a notebook with me. Instead, all of my dev tools are installed into a USB which I run under TrueCrypt. Anyhow, I would like to get into RubyMine but before I purchase I need to understand whether it can be integrated into my work usage.

thanks in advance.

Charles
www.nycsmalltalk.org

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Yes, you can install it to the USB drive. For a portable setup it requires some additional config tweaking:
1) open [RubyMine installation home]/bin/idea.properties
2) replace

# path to RubyMine config folder. Make sure you're using forward slashes
idea.config.path=${user.home}/.RubyMine30/config


# path to RubyMine system folder. Make sure you're using forward slashes
idea.system.path=${user.home}/.RubyMine30/system


# path to user installed plugins folder. Make sure you're using forward slashes
idea.plugins.path=${user.home}/.RubyMine30/config/plugins


to something like

# path to RubyMine config folder. Make sure you're using forward slashes
idea.config.path=${idea.home}/config


# path to RubyMine system folder. Make sure you're using forward slashes
idea.system.path=${idea.home}/system


# path to user installed plugins folder. Make sure you're using forward slashes
idea.plugins.path=${idea.home}/config/plugins
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thank you for your prompt answer.

Furthermore , it seems that I can assume from your answer that Ruby entirely relies on its own configuration files and not upon updating of the Windows registry. If that is the case, then its even simpler since with my TrueCrypt setup , when I mount the TrueCrypt volume , its always mounted to the same drive letter and therefore I should be able to just tell the RubyMine installer to install to the said mount point e.g. "K:\apps\RubyMine".

Am I correct or did I miss something ?

I suppose that the I could just simply try it out first with the trial edition of RubyMine.

-Charles
www.nycsmalltalk.org

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Yes, RubyMine relies on its own configuration files and yes, you can try it with the trial version, there's no limitation in functionality.

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