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Re: Zim 0.62 for Windows released


IMO this is a failure in the executable, not in the packaging.

What if the user deletes $XDG_data/zim? This is a perfectly
reasonable thing for a user to do if they want a reset. What
happens right now if I do that on a Unix platform?

It is incorrect to require user data folders under ~ be created
during installation. The main executable or the main
executable's launcher must create the folder. In the Windows
build, the Portable Install has a launcher but not the Desktop

Therefore, we need to change the main executable to either
tolerate the missing folder, or to create it before it reads

Otherwise I will have to make a tiny launcher script for the
Desktop Install using NSIS, which creates any required
resources for $USER and then passes control to the main


On Tue, Oct 7, 2014, at 10:33, Jaap Karssenberg wrote:

I believe this is due to the search path for plugins has
changed. IIRC the windows build has to supply the .py files of
the plugins in order to make zim find them. These should now be
in XDG_DATA/zim/plugins rather than the python path.

Let me know if this is a problem for packaging, could add a
rule for finding them relative to the executable.

The explanation for the error is that when the dialog is shown,
we load the description of the first plugin. Here the error
occurs, saying that it can not find the first description. This
means the entire plugin list is empty.



On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 1:34 AM, Brendan Kidwell
<[1]snarf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I've updated the release page to reflect the fact that it
doesn't work.

It doesn't work for me on my build VM either; I didn't test

before I published it.

Jaap: have requirements changed?

It will be a few days before I can look into this.

On Mon, Oct 6, 2014, at 05:35, Marco Cevoli wrote:
> Same here on Win 8.1:
> This is zim 0.62
> Platform: nt
> Locale: it_IT cp1252
> FS encoding: mbcs
> Python: (2, 7, 8, 'final', 0)
> Gtk: (2, 24, 10)
> Pygtk: (2, 24, 0)
> Zim revision is:
>   branch: zim
>   revision: 738
>   jaap.karssenberg@xxxxxxxxx-20140930191715-hpl66psh7yudcskr
>   date: 2014-09-30 21:17:15 +0200
> ======= Traceback =======
>   File "zim\gui\__init__.pyo", line 911, in _action_handler
>   File "zim\gui\__init__.pyo", line 1793, in show_preferences
>   File "zim\gui\preferencesdialog.pyo", line 76, in __init__
>   File "zim\gui\preferencesdialog.pyo", line 217, in __init__
>   File "zim\gui\preferencesdialog.pyo", line 227, in
> IndexError: could not find tree path


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