[Cubicweb] problem with easy_install cubicweb (winXP, python2.7)

Elim Qiu elim.qiu at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 16:42:50 CET 2012

I guess I need to go back to linux. I liked ubuntu when it's at 7, 8; still
have 10, but not the current. Haven't touched debian since its 5. Is CentOS
fine with cubicweb?

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 3:59 AM, Aurélien Campéas <
aurelien.campeas at logilab.fr> wrote:

> Le 16/03/2012 10:52, Aurélien Campéas a écrit :
>  Le 15/03/2012 19:55, Elim Qiu a écrit :
>>> This is the 1st time I want understand cubicweb. I think the
>>> architectural idea of cubicweb is very interesting and kind of relating
>>> to something I've been working with for many years.
>>> I used to develop using NeXTSTEP/Apple's WebObjects, which was kind of
>>> data model driven but not that thorough( and the newer version getting
>>> worse due to the drop of ObjC and leave only Java). The nice thing about
>>> WebObjects-ObjC is that It's not strong typed and create new framework,
>>> Add Class/Modify the behavior of Class won't very hard at all. But Apple
>>> has already changed the focus and appserver/E-Business solution is not
>>> their concern anymore; GnuSTEP on the other hand, although it intend to
>>> port good things from apple to Gnu world, it is bugy and very
>>> incomplete to provide real useful platforms for the operational world.
>>> The WebObjects4.5.1 ObjC is working on XP but not the newer versions of
>>> windows and OSX. That's why I still use XP sometimes.
>> Given this background I hope that you indeed will find cubicweb
>> enjoyable. Also it becomes quite obvious that you really really didn't
>> want to go the easy_install route.
>> Last year there was a big effort to make most cw's dependencies easy
>> installable but of course it falls short. That's because at logilab
>> nobody ever uses this ! I think we should just refrain from advertising
>> it from the doc ...
>> I think almost all the steps here are still good:
>> http://docs.cubicweb.org/**admin/setup-windows.html#**setupwindowsenv<http://docs.cubicweb.org/admin/setup-windows.html#setupwindowsenv>
>> Inside there is a reference to "getting the source", and you should
>> choose: http://docs.cubicweb.org/**admin/setup.html#**
>> mercurialinstallation<http://docs.cubicweb.org/admin/setup.html#mercurialinstallation>
>> I'm really willing to support these steps if there are any problems with
>> them.
> Just to be clear, we are really linux people, even, debian people. If you
> use debian or ubuntu you will get nicely prepared packages.
> I'm the guy at logilab that ships cubicweb applications under windows and
> I can tell you setuptools cannot do anything for us. We actually follow the
> "install from source" strategy and it works well.
> There are some "manual steps" involved but at least we _can_ provide
> support for these (better than guess-work), out of first-hand experience.
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