#781 closed enhancement (invalid)

wanted: Windows Packaging Master

Reported by: zooko Owned by: somebody
Priority: major Milestone: eventually
Component: packaging Version: 1.5.0
Keywords: windows Cc:
Launchpad Bug:


Lots of people would like to have a binary installer for Windows. See e.g. this discussion on arstechnica.com: http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/174096756/m/975001280041?r=556008280041#556008280041 . RobK implemented such a thing long ago, see tickets #195 and #242 . The Windows buildslave currently builds an installer on every revision control checkin and uploads it to a server owned by allmydata.com, see http://allmydata.org/pipermail/tahoe-dev/2009-July/002450.html .

This ticket is for someone to volunteer to be the Windows Packaging Master. Your job would be to configure a buildbot to upload the installer to a publicly reachable web page, to document the existence of the Windows package and how to use it, and to help write automated tests of Windows packaging so that future changes to Tahoe-LAFS don't unwittingly break it.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed at 2009-08-06T18:31:41Z by zooko

  • Milestone changed from undecided to 1.5.1

v1.5.1 could be the version of Tahoe-LAFS that is supported for installation on Windows using a normal GUI installer. If someone volunteers to be the Windows Packaging Master.

comment:2 Changed at 2009-10-26T20:34:23Z by zooko

  • Milestone changed from 1.5.1 to eventually

comment:3 Changed at 2010-02-27T20:14:07Z by davidsarah

  • Keywords windows added; win32 removed

comment:4 Changed at 2012-04-07T21:12:04Z by TurkeyMan

This ticket is getting really old. Did nobody ever do anything like this? :( There are a LOT of people who REALLY want a binary release for windows... ideally configurable as a service, and maybe with a light admin gui.

comment:5 Changed at 2012-04-08T08:29:08Z by zooko

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

I opened this ticket, hoping that someone would volunteer to take on a role. I think we should close this ticket now as not being an "issue" that we can track progress on. For a list of currently open tickets that someone could close by contributing an appropriate patch, see this query:


We could still benefit from someone volunteering to improve the Windows packaging! But we're not going to continue keeping a separate ticket open in the issue tracker to reflect that fact.

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