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Version 2 (modified by Christian Boos, 14 years ago) ( diff )

Added link to webadmin-genshi egg

Trac on Windows with Python 2.5

Warning: as of this writing, this page describes an experimental but working setup for Trac

TracOnWindows/Rewrite focuses on installing 0.10 with Python 2.4, as this is currently the version for which all the required dependencies for 0.10 are easily available.

Using 0.10 with Python 2.5 should theoretically work if you manage to build ClearSilver for that version. This shouldn't be a big deal on Unix systems (mh, is that even true?) but it is likely to be problematic on Windows.

Fortunately, there's another option. For 0.10, we plan to switch to another templating engine, namely Genshi, from fellow Trac developer Christopher Lenz.

The migration has actually already started, and should be usable by adventurous users (and that must be the case if you're using Python 2.5, right?).

If furthermore you don't need to interface with Subversion, then all you need besides Python 2.5 are a few Python packages. As some packages require the latest development version of the software, you'll nevertheless need a svn client to checkout the software from their repositories.

Installing Python 2.5 on Windows

Simply download and install the appropriate .msi for your Python platform:

Installing Genshi

Download the zip package:

Unzip, go in the folder, then run python setup.py install.

Installing Trac

First, you need the genshi branch from the sandbox:

> cd C:\src
> svn http://svn.edgewall.com/repos/trac/sandbox/genshi trac-genshi
> cd trac-genshi
> python setup.py install

Then, have a look at how to setup the TracEnvironment, use the TracStandalone web front-end and you're set.

Installing the WebAdmin plugin (optional)

Install the following egg: TracWebAdmin-0.1.2_genshidev_r3760-py2.5.egg (see TracPlugins for details if this is your first time plugin installation).

You can also grab it directly from the repository, and install it the same way you did for Trac:

> cd C:\src
> svn http://svn.edgewall.com/repos/trac/sandbox/webadmin-genshi webadmin-genshi
> cd webadmin-genshi
> python setup.py install

Note that if you used Subversion 1.4 for doing the checkout, you'll probably need to install first a recent setuptools package, itself available from http://svn.python.org/projects/sandbox/trunk/setuptools. Version 0.7a1 from the repository worked for me.


Of course, this is bleeding edge software, so you'll probably discover a few bugs when using Trac in this configuration. You will be more than welcomed to report those bugs, as we're currently actively developing those Genshi branches which should become the basis for the next Trac development cycle, shortly after the 0.10 release.

Known issues:

  • The report module is still not converted
  • The group by feature of Custom queries doesn't sort the groups

See also: TracOnWindows/Rewrite

Note: See TracWiki for help on using the wiki.