[tahoe-dev] Python beginner trying to build fordevelopmenttesting

Vanderlinden, Chris Chris.Vanderlinden at ICTGROUP.COM
Mon Oct 19 21:56:34 UTC 2009

Thank you for clearing that up, makes a lot more sense now.

So the goal on my end seems to be as such:

Install Python
Install all dependencies for tahoe
Install / build tahoe-lafs

Deploy tahoe-lafs introducer + server nodes

Build tahoe-w32-client (if so desired)

(documenting along the way of course)

Thanks again, gives me some things to do during any down time tomorrow.


-----Original Message-----
From: tahoe-dev-bounces at allmydata.org
[mailto:tahoe-dev-bounces at allmydata.org] On Behalf Of Zooko
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 5:46 PM
To: tahoe-dev at allmydata.org
Subject: Re: [tahoe-dev] Python beginner trying to build

On Monday,2009-10-19, at 14:56 , Vanderlinden, Chris wrote:

> Now correct me if I am wrong, this would mean that the source at:  
> http://allmydata.org/source/tahoe/releases/allmydata- 
> tahoe-1.5.0.zip is really not geared for a full windows build?

That software is Tahoe-LAFS, v1.5.0.  It works fine on Windows (if  
you can get it built).  It behaves the same way as it does on all  
other platforms: you can create a gateway node using the "tahoe  
create-client" command, use the command-line tools such as "tahoe cp"  
and "tahoe backup", use the WUI, etc.  To do so, start here: http:// 
allmydata.org/source/tahoe/trunk/docs/install.html (and mentally  
prepare yourself to help us out with tickets like #756 and #781).

The other thing that Peter mentioned is "Tahoe-W32-Client": http:// 

Tahoe-W32-Client is an application that requires Tahoe-LAFS, and adds  
to it a Virtual Drive which is integrated into the Windows  
filesystem, so that you can drag and drop files into and out of Tahoe- 
LAFS using your Windows file explorer or your cmd.exe commands such  
as "cp" and "move".  Tahoe-W32-Client also comes with a GUI installer  
so that you can have the pleasure of looking at pretty colored  
windows and buttons while installing.

These facts ought to be wiki-ed up...  Maybe here: http:// 
allmydata.org/trac/tahoe-w32-client/wiki and http://allmydata.org/ 



http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/756 # if pywin32 has been  
manually installed, setuptools still doesn't detect it
http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/781 # wanted: Windows Packaging

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