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Sunday, August 21, 2005

# Firedrop2 micromini how-to-install [for win-xp]

The purpose of this how-to is to get you started with the Firedrop2 on win-xp asap!

  • What is Firedrop2?
Firedrop2 is a client side weblog creation and web content management system.
It is open source and written in Python by Hans Nowak.
It is cross platform and runs on Windows,Linux, Mac OS X and most Unix like systems.
Fuzzyman has created a plugin creation tool and some nice plugins.

  • Downloads:
Python 2.4
wxPython 2.5xx (wxPython2.5-win32-ansi-2.5.5.1-py24.exe)
wax 2.xx (wax-0.2.68 )
firedrop2-2005.9

  • Installation:
>>>Python 2.4 - Install py2.4 at 'C:\Python24'

>>>wxPython 2.5xx (wxPython2.5-win32-ansi-2.5.5.1-py24.exe) -Install at 'C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages'

>>>wax 2.xx (wax-0.2.68 ) - Unzip the file(anywhere) and copy-paste the 'wax' folder to 'C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages'
Note: setup.py is provided for installation, but due to some incompatible changes,this might not work.Use the copy-paste technique as above.

>>>firedrop2-2005.9 - Unzip the file to 'C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages'

Note: 'C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages' should contain the following folders now: wx-2.5.5-msw-ansi, wax, firedrop2

  • Configuration:
>>>Edit 2 lines in the file 'C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\firedrop2\wxfiredrop.py'

From:
import tools
tools.require_wax('0.2.57')

To:
import tools
tools.require_wax('0.2.68')

  • Testing:
Double click the file 'C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\firedrop2\wxfiredrop.pyw'. This should start the firedrop2 gui as below.


You have successfully installed and configured the 'firedrop2'.

Note:
>>> This micromini how-to is based on the Mini How-To for Firedrop2 and Python411: Firedrop2 Podcast by Ron Stephens

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