Windows Instructions: Installing latest RapidSMS source for development

Rapidsms in a virtual env is not yet working for windows! If you have it working please update this page!

If you use Eclipse, check out the Eclipse Configuration page.

First download and install setuptools from: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools

Add the scripts directory in python to your path (via environment variables).

1 Install virtualenv and pip

From a terminal, run:

$ easy_install virtualenv
$ easy_install pip

2 Create virtualenv

$ virtualenv --no-site-packages rapidsms_dev
$ cd rapidsms_devScripts
$ activate.bat

(you will need to run the bat script to activate your virtualenv everytime you start your rapidsms application)

3 Install RapidSMS

$ pip install rapidsms

From here you can follow the Debian-based turorial (starting at step 5)…