Tips to get your windows installation going..

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Jun 26, 2011, 7:47:01 AM6/26/11
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Hi, everyone:

We use windows desktops at our company, so even though we eventually
plan on running scrumdo on linux, i needed to get the development
environment working on my box.

I generally followed the posted wiki instructions, and i will not
repeat those. I also generally dont' list locations of installers-- im
sure the audience here can find them, since subminor versions might
change after i write this.

The tips below are meant to complement the posted instructions, not
replace them!

(1) installing GIT is a real pain on windows-- i skipped that and just
grabbed the latest live zipfile from the website and expanded it.

(2) install python 2.6.x Use a windows binary installer.

(3) Before you use pip to install dependencies as per posted
instructions, there are four things that you need to install first

when you go through the installer!! You want 'community edition
version 5.1'

( b )install mysql-python. expand it into a working directory and
modify site.cfg to specify the correct mysql version for the registry
entry ( 5.1 ) . Before you go further test at the python command line
if you can import MySQLdb.

(c) install PIL. find a pre-compiled windows installer.
otherwise, c-compiler and windows hell awaits.

(d) install solr. fairly straightforward. use version 1.4. I
already had java, if you dont, use a windows installer to install java

(4) now do pip install -r requirements.txt. all of the other
dependencies worked fine for me.

(5) Create a file called in the scrumdo_web folder.
I just copied and deleted stuff i didnt need to change.
this file is referenced in the wiki, but it is not clear you have to
create it.

(6) create the database in mysql-- the posted instructions have mis-
matched database names and user names. change the db and usernames to
suit you as long as they match

(7) create the user scrumdo uses to log in. on my installation in
windows, the steps published in the wiki were not sufficient. you need
to do 'create user 'backlog'@'localhost' identified by 'pass'. (i
hate the mysql user@hostname cr@p. talk about security run amok,
jeeze). before you go further, make sure you can log into mysql
manually using the user/pass you created. test this by doing 'mysql -u
<usernameyouspecified> -p' at a command line.

(8) as per instructions, install django 1.1.4 manually by doing pip
install -U django==1.1.4. make sure the server reports django 1.1.4
when you start up.

(9)make a batch file that starts up both solr and scrumdo. this saves
lots of time.

(10) now start everything up.

Hope this helps someone else!
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