[Cubicweb] A newbie on Windows - installation pitfalls

Dr.Leo stefan.pankoke at googlemail.com
Fri Sep 10 20:55:29 CEST 2010


seems like this is the right place for low-profile hackers like me...

Thanks for all the feedback. Yes, the docs read much better now. 
However, as a nitpicker I'd like to make some more comments.

1. "thusly", somewhere in there is no such word in English. 
Replace with "as follows".

2. 1.1.5: Windows installation: There is a tools section explaining how 
to install mercurial. This is not good here as Mercurial makes perfect 
sense on all OS's. So move it out of the Windows section. I would 
suggest to regroup the whole thing a bit starting with a general section 
on what you must have:
- dependencies including a database, maybe sqlite etc..,
- the sources (however you get them)

and the nice-to-have's:
- mercurial
- eclipse.

The windows section then comes down to a link collection to Windows 
installers. Well, feel free to regard the above as bullshit, but it 
makes sense to me right now.

3. On databases: the section on sqlite is not self-explanatory. Can I 
suggest to add a general subsection on databases that explains when and 
how to select the database?

4. Which dependencies? Under 1.1.3 the docs refer to some appendices 
(mind the plural!). Well, I haven't seen them as it appears the 
dependencies are well explained in the chapter. If there are really 
appendices, a hyperlink would seem in order under 1.1.3.

But now I shut up to try and go through all these steps myself. It's 
time to have CW up and running here...

thanks again,


Am 09.09.2010 10:23, schrieb Sylvain Thénault:
> On 08 septembre 10:42, Nicolas Chauvat wrote:
>>> 3. Choosing the database
>> http://docs.cubicweb.org/admin/setup#databases-configuration
>> Would you consider these issues fixed? Please comment further if needed.
>> PS: see the diff at http://hg.logilab.org/cubicweb/rev/80388edf4e88
> IMO one thing we should make easier and clearer in the doc is the
> usage of sqlite as database, so one can give a try without having
> to install postgres or so.
> It works fairly well, the only point being that you currently either
> have to change c-c create input level so it ask which database driver
> to use, or you have to interrupt the creation process to change it
> in the instance'source file. I guess we should lower the input level
> of the database driver option. Then update the book/quickstart.

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