Is it possible to make a default gVIM installation (Windows) portable so that I can carry it on a USB stick?
I know there are a few portable distributions out there, but they all seem to be unmaintained.
gVim Portable is a feature rich and not-too-hard-to-use text editor, and a very feature rich one at that. With gVim you can code, highlight syntax, and do everything else you would expect of a text editor worth its weight in megabytes.
gVim is pretty much portable as is. If you download the binaries from vim.org, from the zip file (or .tz, I'm not sure now). and start using it you'll notice the only thing it leaves is your backup and swap and similar files in ... documents and settings ... directory.
Put this in your vimrc
and, if I'm not mistaken, it should work like a charm.