Commit 0ab17ad0 authored by Aurelien Campeas's avatar Aurelien Campeas
Browse files

sections to help building a window dev environment

branch : 3.5
parent 57ceabc6dfbc
......@@ -77,6 +77,133 @@ if you do not intend to develop the framework itself.
In both cases, make sure you have installed the dependencies (see appendixes for
the list).
Windows installation
Base elements
Setting up a windows development environment is not too complicated
but requires a series of small steps. What is proposed there is only
an example of what can be done. We assume everything goes into C:\ in
this document. Adjusting the installation drive should be
You should start by downloading and installing the Python(x,y)
distribution. It contains python 2.5 plus numerous useful third-party
modules and applications::
At the time of this writting, one gets version 2.1.15. Among the many
things provided, one finds Eclipse + pydev (an arguably good IDE for
python under windows).
Then you must grab Twisted. There is a windows installer directly
available from this page::
A windows installer for lxml will be found there::
Check out the lxml-2.2.1-win32-py2.5.exe file. More recent bugfix
releases should probably work, too.
You should find postgresql 8.4 there::
The python drivers for posgtresql are to be found there::
Please be careful to select the right python (2.5) and postgres (8.4)
Having graphviz will allow schema drawings, which is quite recommended
(albeit not mandatory). You should get an msi installer there::
Get mercurial + its standard windows GUI (TortoiseHG) there (the
latest is the greatest)::
If you need to peruse mercurial over ssh, it can be helpful to get an
ssh client like Putty::
Integration of mercurial and Eclipse is convenient enough that we want
it. Instructions are set there, in the `Download & Install` section::
Setting up the sources
You need to enable the mercurial forest extension. To do this, edit
the file::
C:\Program Files\TortoiseHg\Mercurial.ini
In the [extensions] section, add the following line::
forest=C:\Program Files\TortoiseHg\ext\forest\
Now, you need to clone the cubicweb repository. We assume that you use
Eclipse. From the IDE, choose File -> Import. In the box, select
`Mercurial/Clone repository using MercurialEclipse`.
In the import main panel you just have to:
* fill the URL field with
* check the 'Repository is a forest' box.
Then, click on 'Finish'. It might take some time to get it all. Note
that the `cubicwin32` forest contains additional python packages such
as yapps, vobject, simplejson and twisted-web2 which are not provided
with Python(x,y). This is provided for convenience, as we do not
ensure the up-to-dateness of these packages, especially with respect
to security fixes.
Environment variables
You will need some convenience environment variables once all is set
up. These variables are settable through the GUI by getting at the
'System properties' window (by righ-clicking on 'My Computer' ->
In the 'advanced' tab, there is an 'Environment variables'
button. Click on it. That opens a small window allowing edition of
user-related and system-wide variables.
We will consider only user variables. First, the PATH variable. You
should ensure it contains, separated by semi-colons, and assuming you
are logged in as user Jane::
C:\Documents and Settings\Jane\My Documents\Python\cubicweb\cubicweb\bin
C:\Program Files\Graphviz2.24\bin
The PYTHONPATH variable should also contain::
C:\Documents and Settings\Jane\My Documents\Python\cubicweb\
From now, on a fresh `cmd` shell, you should be able to type::
cubicweb-ctl list
... and get a meaningful output.
PostgreSQL installation
......@@ -135,8 +262,6 @@ development by setting the following environment variable::
Databases configuration
.. _ConfigurationPostgresql:
PostgreSQL configuration
Markdown is supported
0% or .
You are about to add 0 people to the discussion. Proceed with caution.
Finish editing this message first!
Please register or to comment