How to create OpenERP development Environment on windows

# This doc explains the steps to be taken 
# if you want to deploy openerp on windows or create openerp.exe for windows
# or want to create OpenERP Setup exe.
# Note : you can get all the packages from

Install following packages:1: Install python2.6.5
   Set environment path c:\python26

2: Install all in one pygtk package:  pygtk-all-in-one-2.22.5.win32-py2.6 (default instllation)
   Set environment variable
 Variable name: GTK_RUNTIME
 Variable value: C:\Python26\Lib\site-packages\gtk-2.0\runtime 

3: from download the "add_to_dist" folder which contains *.dlls
  set environment variable:
 Variable name: openerp_dlls
 Variable value: path to the folder "add_to_dist" 

4: Install setuptools-0.6c11.win32-py2.6

5: Install python-dateutil-1.5.win32
   (Note: you can create .win32.exe from python package using  
   >>>python bdist_wininst command it create python-dateutil-1.5.win32in dist directory)

6: Install pywin32-214.win32-py2.6

7: Install lxml-2.2.2.win32-py2.6

8: Install pydot-1.0.3.win32
     Note: you can create .win32.exe from python package using  
 >>>python bdist_wininst

Now your GTK client is ready to start from the command prompt like you do in linux

9: Install matplotlib-0.99.1.win32-py2.6

10: Install numpy-1.6.0-win32-superpack-python2.6

11: Install pyparsing-1.5.5.win32
   Note: you can create .win32.exe from python package using  
 >>>python bdist_wininst

12: Install pyOpenSSL-0.11.winxp32-py2.6

13: Install py2exe-0.6.9.win32-py2.6

14:Install nsis-2.46-setup.exe for creating auto installer

15: Copy libhippocanvas-1-0.dll and hippo.pyd of add_to_dist directory to C:\Python26\DLLs

start create exe use following command

15.  >>>path_to_openerp_client_dir>python py2exe

    it will take some time
    it create a build and dist directory in client then inside the dist dir you will find the openerp_X_Y.exe(x,y are version no)

16:To create a auto installer
 go to openerp client/
        right click on setup.nsi and select compile with nsis 
        this operation will take time and a setup installer will be created.


Naresh Soni(nch)

Team Lead, OpenERP Support / OPW