Windows install. I want to smash my PC!

Technical Support
  • I consider myself a very patient guy but this NodeBB installation has toped my limit.

    I want to install NodeBB so ....

    • Why do I need Python? 2.7.8 ? why not 2.7.11 or 3.X?

    • Why do I need

    • Why do I need Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop?
      Why do I need them since nowhere in the install instructions are commands related to them?

    • redis version 2.8.x or 3.0.x? Do I have to test out all version ?

    BTW GitHub ( another pos install ) does not by default install NodeBB in 😄 so why does it reference that location?

    Thank you.

  • @Kuebeker i had same frustration with windows. i tested nodebb install on non windows pc (ubuntu) and so much easier to follow guides. it didn't even take me more than 15 minutes to get it up and running.

  • I believe you bud but I'm stuck with windows for now.

  • python and visual studio are for compiling some libs, any python 2.7 should work
    both redis should work though I would recommend mongo on windows
    not sure about that github comment since I use git CLI

    I don't think you need imagemagick anymore?

  • can confirm, looked at windows install... NOPE.. rented digital ocean droplet, and followed a tutorial. had it up and running in 10 mins.

    Here is a referral for Digital Ocean, very good cheap hosting, and i believe you get $10 free credit with my referral link -

    Also here is the tutorial i followed. -

    tag me if you have any issues and i can try help.

  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    I would suggest not to follow that tutorial. For some reason the tutorial clones NodeBB under /var/www which is not required.

    Also you will end up using the master branch of NodeBB which is a development version and is likely to have bugs.

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