[IPython-dev] Bzr install under vista + bzr olive-gtk

Laurent Dufréchou laurent.dufrechou at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 17:10:34 EDT 2008

Hi Alexander,
You are the maintainer of the .exe version??
In fact I've felt in some problem installing the .exe.
Sorry for my previous email, it was more a warning on my usage case than a 'these guys have done a bad job'!
So let me explain my problems (and perhaps you will tell that I've done somethng bad!), if not let's find solutions to improve things :)

I've used bazar first installing bazar with the .exe install. (1.3 version)
It added bzr here in the context menu when you right click on a directory.
Since the install the context seemed sluggish, AND bugguy.
(perhaps it was a problem with my vista but uninstalling it resolved the problem.)
(I can retry if you want just to chek this) By bugguy I mean, that selecting an option in right click context menu made the action and made the menu appears an other time (!)

The instruction was good but:
GTK+ Runtime link is obsolete.(will modify it with one I found, it was really hard to found, well I was bad on this point...).

Bazaar Gui didn't worked at all with the bzr 1.3.0 .exe install.
What I saw was:
It created a directory in c:/program files/bazaar/
And the bazaar GUI install itself in c:/python25/lib/site-package/bazaar/plugins
But nothing else was in this directory the site-package/bazar one.
So the olive gtk didn't work at all.
Using http://bazaar-vcs.org/MariusKruger#head-e234ddc518938afb140793d47320a2bee0b6c8aa I uninstalled the .exe version and installed a recent python install version (setup install.py) and then olive-gtk worked.

The .Bat file works fine. I've done a .ico if you want it to add it somewhere to have a beautifull shortcut.

How and last problem I encoutered, don't know why bit I had to add:
rename zlib1.dll into zlib.dll
in C:\Program Files\GTK2-Runtime\lib
To make olive-gtk work.
I must have missed something there...

On your reply:
> http://d5190871.u44.websitesource.net/bzr/
Ok I've not tried this olive-gtk.exe perhaps mixing bzr.exe with olive-gtk.gz install was a bad idea, but the wiki don't warn about this.

> It's shame for me personally to hear this.

>QBzr GUI is compatible with bzr.exe. Of course, it's not the GTK one.
Ok will try this!


-----Message d'origine-----
De : Alexander Belchenko [mailto:bialix at ukr.net] 
Envoyé : mardi 25 mars 2008 21:08
À : Laurent Dufréchou
Cc : 'ipython user list'; 'ipython-dev Mailing list'
Objet : Re: Bzr install under vista + bzr olive-gtk

Laurent Dufréchou пишет:
> Hi all,
> Where can I put some info on how to install bzr under Vista?

It will be nice if you put the copy of your instruction to http://bazaar-vcs.org.
It's a wiki in the end.

There is already instructions how to install it:

Can you tell me is this instructions is wrong or not good enough?

> I've installed it with the .exe that is a big error and nobody must do that.

It's shame for me personally to hear this.

> So I would like to warn newcomers how to set up bzr + bzr gui tools without
> too much pain...

QBzr GUI is compatible with bzr.exe. Of course, it's not the GTK one.

> I had installed bzr via the .exe install that is completely uncompatible
> with the olive-gtk gui (!)

IMO, it's not true. Here is package of bzr-gtk compatible with bzr.exe:

There is bzr-gtk-0.93.0 release only, but I don't follow bzr-gtk development,
so I'm not sure what's latest release is.

> I had to deinstall bzr and install the bzr python installer,(setup.py
> install as administrator).
> Now bzr viz and all other things works.
> Here is an interesting link:
> http://bazaar-vcs.org/MariusKruger#head-e234ddc518938afb140793d47320a2bee0b6
> c8aa
> (a bit old, but you can easily find newer packages)
> and
> http://bazaar-vcs.org/Download

> (DO not use the standalone installer or will not have a working plugin
> directory!)

I don't understand this warning. Can you explain it a bit more?

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