Cannot find windows installer

I have looked all over,, and github. Where is the windows unified installer?

I think it does not exist. Have you read the last (5.0.4) version Release notes?

Windows users: use the Vagrant kit. We anticipate having a binary Windows installer for later releases.

Hi Stanislav
The last windows unified installer was for 4.3.1 and then you manually incremented from there to 4.3.9

Problems arose at 4.3.7 (typo) and 4.3.8 (setuptools version)

As an end-user I preferred the windows unified installer over the vagrant kit.

My last working version was 4.3.6
I have vanilla versions through 4.3.9 so when I crash the new build I just delete what I have,
reinstall 4.3.1 and then copy 4.3.9 over the top and start again in tinkering with it.

I hope this helps.

There is no installer, but we just added a new option to the Downloads page this morning for a buildout that works on Windows:

It's not as easy as an installer, but it works. See the bottom of the page for what needs to be set up on Windows.

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Many thx Chrissy - plus 90 minutes to get my head around it, but 5.04 is up and is initially far different in look and feel to what I experienced in Plone 4.3.x

Omitting the mistakes that I made, these are the steps that I did to accomplish the installation/buildout


  1. Opened Windows PowerShell

PS C:> cd simple-plone-buildout
PS C:\simple-plone-buildout> cp profiles/buildout.cfg.tmpl buildout.cfg

PS c:\simple-plone-buildout> dir
verified what I was about to work with

PS c:\simple-plone-buildout> pip install virtualenv
Collecting virtualenv
Downloading virtualenv-15.0.1-py2.py3-none-any.whl (1.8Mb)
Installing ++ et al
Installing setuptools, pip, wheel ....done.

PS C:\simple-plone-buildout> virtual env
New Python executable in C:\simple-plone-buildout\env\Scripts\python.exe
Installing setuptools, pip, wheel ...done.

PS c:\simple-plone-buildout> dir
verified what I was about to work with

PS C:\simple-plone-buildout\env> pip install zc.buildout
Requirement already satisfied (use --upgrade to upgrade): zc.buildout in c:\python27\lib\sitepackages
Requirement already satisfied (use --upgrade to upgrade): setuptools in c:\python27\lib\site-packages (from zc.buildout)
You are using pip version 7.1.2, however version 8.1.2 is available.
Yous should consider upgrading via the 'python -m pip install --upgrade pip' command.

PS C:\simple-plone-buildout\env> python -m pip install --upgrade pip
Collecting pip
Using cached pip-8.1.2-py2.py3-none-any.whl
Installing collected packages: pip
Found existing installation: pip 7.1.2
Unistalling pip-7.1.2:
Successfully uninstalled pip-7.1.2
Successfully installed pip-8.1.2

PS C:\simple-plone-buildout> c:\python27\Scripts\buildout
Creating directory 'C:\simple-plone-buildout\eggs'.
Getting distribution for 'jarn.setuptoolsfixer'.
Got jarn.setuptoolsfixer 1.0.
Getting distribution for 'mr.developer==1.34'.
Got mr.developer 1.34.
Getting distribution for 'setuptools==20.2.2'.
warning: no files found matching '.py' under directory '_markerlib'
warning: no files found matching '
' under directory 'setuptools_vendor'
Got setuptools 20.2.2.
mr.developer: Creating missing sources dir C:\simple-plone-buildout\src.
Creating directory 'C:\simple-plone-buildout\bin'.

Buildout successfully continues through

Got jarn.checkinterval 1.0.

Generated script
Installing z3c.offlinepack.
Getting distribution for 'z3c.offlinepack'.
Got z3c.offlinepack 0.3.
Generated script

PS C:\simple-plone-buildout>

PS C:\simple-plone-buildout> bin/instance fg

  1. Go to Browser || localhost:8080
    and at this point I got the Plone create screen for Plone Version 5.0.4

General Remarks

  1. Miss the fact that Plone43 (and previous) were a turn on and off feature in Microsoft Services.
  2. Now have to look at populating buildout.cfg for any any new addons and the pinning of versions

Best wishes to all

Thank you very much, IntranetGWT!

In truth, I myself do not use Windows. But I saw that windows intsaller not available on the download page. And this indicated in the note. Excuse me.