Installation Guidelines: Windows - Developer (Installer)
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If you are a Developer running Windows and wishing to install Python & all dependent libraries locally then this installer provides quick installation of Python and all required dependencies required. You can also install the individual packages manually.
It is designed for use by Developers.
Includes everything you need to start working with (and on) Eden:
- web2py 2.7.4 (2013-10-23 20:13:43)
- eden (2013-10-24 16:10:52)
Once you've run the installer, and you just want to try your installation of Eden, without Eclipse, you can start web2py from the command line:
cd C:\<PATH TO INSTALLATION>\web2py C:\Python27\python.exe web2py.py
N.B: Obviously replace Python27 with your own version of Python.
Or if you prefer, you can start it from the GUI (Graphical User Interface):
Click Start > My Computer.
Browse to the directory with "web2py.py" and the Eden program inside.
Double click the web2py.py file - this should start up web2py, which will look something similar to this:
Enter a one time admin password and hit "start server". Then you can go open http://127.0.0.1:8000/eden in your internet browser to run Sahana Eden.
Getting the latest revision
Update your local repository from Github:
cd web2py\applications\eden git pull
Set Your Repository to be able Contribute
- Update your configuration file. (This is something you may need to check when you update your copy of Eden from Github.)
- Delete models\0000_update_check.py
- Rename models\000_config.py to something else.
- Start Eden as above -- you'll get a message saying a new 000_config.py was copied in.
- Edit that file. Compare with your saved old copy of 000_config.py and make any changes you need in the new one.
- These might include:
- Delete the FINISHED_EDITING_CONFIG_FILE line.
- Set the database type and connection info.
- Set up a mailer.
- Choose the template and prepopulate folders.
If you want a graphical debugger and full-featured IDE to set breakpoints & step through code then it is recommended to install Eclipse:
Now, see how to put your installation to work: