The Windows installation is a little more demanding and requires a little knowledge and use of the system.
For an initial installation, it is assumed that a running Python 2.6 or 2.7 system
(with Windows extensions, pkg_resources and argparse) and PyGtk, Gtk +, Gstreamer with Python extension,
Pygame and mutagen is installed.
I didn't succeded on an installation with Python 2.7 on Windows, because the GStreamer seems to work only with
Python 2.6. If anybody has this running, I would appreciate a message.
First you have to get
the latest version of the installer, save it locally and run it.
If the installer does not work for any reason, the program can also be installed manually from the
source package (*.tar.gz) with the command python setup.py install
The detailed route is described in the PDF, which can be found in the current
This will install the two scripts dacapo and dacapoui in the Scripts
directory of your Python installation, eg C:\Python26\Scriptsdacapoui is the graphical startup script.
Now, it might still be desirable to have a starter on the desktop.
For this purpose, the system has to be told that dacapoui should be started by Python.
So in our example I need to specify the following as a target:
An icon can be taken out of the dacapo-data subdirectory of the
site-packages directory. In my example:
At least at the first start of dacapo,
the configuration directory is created
and applied a basic version of the configuration file.
This, of course, should be adapted to individual needs.
In any case, the path to the
debug output should be checked,
because this is absolutely necessary.