Installing Komodo on Windows
- 1GHz (or faster) x86 or x86_64 processor
- 1 GB RAM
- 250 MB hard disk space
- 350 MB of temporary hard disk space during installation
Operating System Requirements
The following platforms are officially supported. Current Critical Updates, Windows Updates, and Service Packs must be installed (see http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com).
- Windows 10
- Windows 8 (but not supported as a Metro application)
- Windows 7
- Windows Server (2008 R2 or newer)
Software Prerequisites on Windows
- Perl Dev Kit: In order to build executable programs, ActiveX controls and Windows services in Perl, you must have ActiveState’s Perl Dev Kit version 3.1 or greater installed on your system.
Installing the Komodo License on Windows
Komodo IDE comes with a 21-day trial license. To install a permanent license:
- Download the license installer from the My Account page.
- Double-click the downloaded installer.
Upgrading from Previous Komodo Versions
Newer versions of Komodo should not be installed in the same directory as older versions. For major release upgrades (e.g. x.0 to x+1.0) the installer will automatically put Komodo in a new directory.
For minor releases (e.g. x.0 to x.1) and patch-level releases (x.1.1 to x.1.2), use the auto-update system (Help > Check for Updates). The changes will be applied safely in the current install directory. If you need to update using an installer, completely uninstall the older version before installing the new one, or manually specify a different install directory during the installation process. Your Komodo preferences will be preserved because they are installed in a different directory.
Installing Komodo on Windows
Before you start:
- If you intend to run the installation from a shared network drive, your system must have
SYSTEMrights (or greater) to the directory from which the installation is run. Alternatively, run the installation from a local drive.
To install Komodo on Windows:
- Ensure you have the prerequisite hardware and software.
- Download the Komodo installer file.
- Double-click the installer file and follow the instructions.
When installation is complete, you will see an ActiveState Komodo icon on your desktop.
Command Line Installation Options
Komodo can also be installed from the command line. For example:
c:\> msiexec.exe /i Komodo-_<version>_.msi
Komodo’s installer uses Windows Installer technology, which allows you to partially control the install from the command line. For example:
Installing the MSI in Silent Mode
You can have the Komodo installer run with a reduced user interface. For example, the following will install silently and only open a dialog when the installation is complete.
c:\> msiexec.exe /i Komodo-_<version>_.msi /qn+
The following will install with no dialog at all.
c:\> msiexec.exe /i Komodo-_<version>_.msi /q
Turning on Logging
You can generate a log of the Komodo installation with the following command:
c:\> msiexec.exe /i Komodo-_<version>_.msi /L*v install.log
Controlling the Install Directory
Command line options can be used to configure Komodo installation properties. The following will install Komodo to
E:\myapps\Komodo, instead of the default location:
c:\> msiexec.exe /i Komodo-_<version>_.msi INSTALLDIR=D:\myapps\Komodo
Controlling Which Features Get Installed
Komodo is divided into a number of distinct features. In the “Customize Setup” dialog you can select which features to install. You can also do this on the command line with the ADDLOCAL property. For example, the following command will install just the core Komodo functionality (i.e. not the PyWin32 extensions or the documentation.
c:\> msiexec.exe /i Komodo-_<version>_.msi ADDLOCAL=core
The current set of Komodo features are:
core Komodo core env Windows environment settings desktop Desktop shortcut quicklaunch Quick launch shortcut register Register this as the default Komodo docs Documentation
The hierarchy denotes dependencies (i.e. to install
quicklaunch you must install the
The register option puts the Komodo location in the registry so ‘start komodo’ works, and adds bindings for .kpz and .kpf Komodo project files.
Starting Komodo on Windows
To start Komodo on Windows, use one of the following methods:
- Double-click the desktop icon.
- Select Start > Programs > ActiveState Komodo > Komodo.
- Add the Komodo install directory to your
PATHenvironment variable, then from the command line prompt, enter
Uninstalling Komodo on Windows
To uninstall Komodo, select Start > Programs > ActiveState Komodo > Modify or Uninstall Komodo.
Alternatively, use the Add/Remove Programs menu (accessible from the Windows Control Panel).