Gaphor on Windows¶
Gaphor even runs on windows.
The installer is currently broken. For now, use the alternative way as described below (see #128).
Download the installer: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gaphor/. This installer will download all required files and install them (you will require an internet connection when running the installer).
After installing Python, PyGTK and the GTK+ runtime environment, you need to install easy_install. Download the latest version from ez_setup.py (place it in
C:\Program Files\PyGTK for example) and run it: Open a command shell (‘’Start’’ -> ‘’Run…’‘, type
C:\>"c:\Program Files\PyGTK\Python\python.exe" "c:\Program Files\PyGTK\ez_setup.py"
easy_install, first install [http://pypi.python.org/pypi/zope.interface zope.interface]:
C:\>"c:\Program Files\PyGTK\Python\Scripts\easy_install.exe" zope.interface==3.3.0
Here version 3.3.0 is installed (instead of the latest version). This is due
to the fact that no binary distribution is available for the latest
zope.interface module. No problem. Gaphor will work with an older
After a successful installation of
zope.interface Gaphor should be installed by executing:
C:\>"c:\Program Files\PyGTK\Python\Scripts\easy_install.exe" gaphor
Now you should be able to start Gaphor my executing
C:\Program Files\PyGTK\Python\Scripts\gaphor.py. This work from within the explorer.
If you’re a developer and already have Python 2.4 installed you can, as an
alternative, check out the
gaphor-win32-libs module from Gaphors
subversion repository or download the zip file from http://svn.devjavu.com/gaphor/gaphor-win32-libs/zips/gaphor-win32-libs.zip.
Follow the instructions in the
You’re getting an error message like this:
error: Setup script exited with error: Python was built with Visual Studio version 7.1, and extensions need to be built with the same version of the compiler, but it isn't installed.
This is due to the fact that no binary distribution is available for the
zope.interface module. Try to install an older version of zope.interface (see above).
My error is more like this:
error: Setup script exited with error: command 'gcc' failed: No such file or directory
Same reason as described above, you just performed the steps described on CustomInstallationLocation.