Hello everyone, I'm new to the list and I've been told that some people have been having some trouble installing Nitro on a Windows system. So for those having trouble here's a 11 step checklist. (I assume that you've already installed Ruby and MySQL on your system) 1) Download Darcs from www.darcs.net and decompress it in any directory 2*) Add the darcs root folder in the PATH environmental variable (i.e. C:\Darcs;) 3) Download the latest Nitro version from the repository through darcs by: going to the directory you want to store nitro and typing in command line: `darcs get --partial http://repo.nitroproject.org nitro` 4) Find the RUBYOPTS environmental variable (it should already contain `-rubygems` in it and after it add the following: -I[PATH_TO_NITRO]\nitro\lib -I[PATH_TO_NITRO]\nitro\vendor -I[PATH_TO_NITRO]\og\lib -I[PATH_TO_NITRO]\glue\lib -I[PATH_TO_NITRO]\raw\lib * replace [PATH_TO_NITRO] with the path to your nitro folder (example: C:\nitro) 5) Add the same directories in the PATH environmental variable as well (ex. C:\nitro\nitro\lib;C:\nitro\nitro\vendor;C:\nitro\og\lib;C:\nitro\glue\lib;C:\nitro\raw\lib) 6) Go to the Nitro root directory and type: `darcs pull` and select "yes" to all patch prompts 7) Install the "facets" gem (gem install facets) 8) Install the "redcloth" gem (gem install redcloth) 9) Install the "xmlSimple" gem (gem install xml-simple) 10) Install the "mysql" gem (gem install mysql) [Select option 1] 11) Install the "uuidtools" gem (gem install uuidtools) * In order to get to your system's environmental variables, right click on your "My Computer" icon and select `Properties`. Select the `Advanced` Tab and on the bottom click on the `Environmental Variables` button. I intend to write an installer to automagically install Nitro on a windows system (and do all the dirty work) as well as keeping it up to date. Hope this helps.
on 2007-10-03 12:36
on 2007-10-03 13:12
Welcome Sotiri ;-) thanks for this info! -g.
on 2007-10-03 14:48
This is extremely thourough, complete, and well organized. I'm probably not the only one thinking that you should sign up at oxyliquit.de and post this as a tip... I'd be thrilled if folks could add it to their own collections ( e.g., if Arne wanted to add it to thedailynitro, or I to cheatsheets ). I envision doing that with credit to the author being one of the first things on the page -- author's name, and if desired, a link to the author's web site. Maybe nitroproject.org could host a "From the Archives" section, with gems like this as entries, indexed by category and tag, with descriptive links.
on 2007-10-03 18:58
Hi, and welcome! > Hope this helps. Very concise and easy to read, like Rob already said, I'd be happy if you could add this as an Oxyiliquit tip. Thank you very much for supporting the poor windows guys, they don't get too much love these days! ^_^ Jo  http://www.oxyliquit.de/add/tip
on 2007-10-03 20:01
The first installer build looks promising (as in installing Nitro on a system that already has mysql and ruby on it). Of course it assumes much for granted at this stage. I'm going to add some checks for presence of ruby, mysql or other nitro versions and do the relevant error handling, make it pretty and per George's suggestion make it a component based, all in one package (i.e. ruby/mysql/nitro). I expect it to be released really soon. Auto-updating (kind of like building a nitro specific darcs in the installer) will be a bit trickier and it will be looked upon later on. -aMUSiC