[IPython-User] How to start IPython in Windows
Sun Oct 10 01:36:52 CDT 2010
On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 8:56 PM, Tony Cappellini <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The installer for iPython on Windows (even the 32-bit versions) has never
> an entry in the Start menu. I've tried using iPython on & off several times
> over the last few years and this has always been the case.
Mmh, this is a bummer. I just tested it and you're right, what
happens is that the post-install script (responsible for shortcuts and
It *used* to work, years ago when I first wrote that code it did make
a Start menu entry along with entries for docs. But obviously
something has bit-rotted in the meantime...
I'll try to debug the install script, but debugging those things is a
major pain. If I can figure it out in a limited amount of time I'll
post the 0.10.1 release with the fixes. Otherwise we'll ship 0.10.1
with a broken post-install script (apparently no worse than we've had
for a long while). This will ensure we make the release window for
the next Enthought Python Distribution: many people get ipython that
way, and EPD has its own menu creation routines, so there's no problem
And we'll keep looking for a fix for the installer, now that we know
for a fact it is broken.
Sorry not to have caught this before, I haven't run Windows in years
and only recently did I set up a windows environment again.
ps - this is now: http://github.com/ipython/ipython/issues/issue/165
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