Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#75 closed defect (fixed)

Not obvious how to start padre under Windows

Reported by: jeremiah Owned by: gabor
Priority: critical Milestone:
Component: editor Version: 0.09
Keywords: windows start-up Cc:


It is painfully un-obvious how one starts the editor under Windows, at least for a linux hacker like myself. I have been double clicking my fingers raw.

The Download page describes how one gets padre, and I have followed those instructions, downloaded strawberry (nice work Adam) and installed padre - but I cannot start the damn thing!

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by szabgab

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Start/Run? and type in padre

or create a shortcut and use the following as command:

C:\strawberry\perl\bin\wperl.exe C:\strawberry\perl\bin\padre

Then you can click on the shortcut to get padre started.

note we are using wperl here instead of perl in order to avoid the extra command shell window.

I am updating the site with this info.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by jeremiah

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

When I do Start/Run? and type padre I get:

'padre' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

(This is on Windows Vista 64)

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by jeremiah

C:\strawberry\perl\bin\wperl.exe C:\strawberry\perl\bin\padre

On my Vista system, there is no C:\strawberry\perl\bin\wperl.exe, but there are other binaries - should they be used instead?

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by szabgab

C:\strawberry\perl\bin\ need to be in you PATH in order this to work and AFAIK Strawberry sets that.
I wonder if PATH includes it on your machine.
Can you run perl -V from the Start/Run? ?

What about opening a command prompt (Start/Run?/cmd and then trying it from there?)

Maybe if you type the full "C:\strawberry\perl\bin\wperl.exe C:\strawberry\perl\bin\padre" on the Start/Run? command line...

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by jeremiah

Ah - I made a mistake. I was using wxperl and not wperl, I have corrected the path name to the executable and that creates a shortcut, but it does not appear to be working properly. At least, no windows appear.

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by jeremiah

Hmmm, looks like I am having problems with Wx::Perl::Dialog, it is not fully installed.

comment:7 Changed 12 years ago by jeremiah

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

Had to force install a couple of the modules, Wx::Perl::ProcessStream? and Padre itself. But it is working now!

comment:8 Changed 12 years ago by anonymous

  • Milestone milestone1 deleted

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