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Install Zim 0.70 or Later in Windows

Brendan Kidwell edited this page Jul 17, 2019 · 3 revisions

16 July 2019
Brendan Kidwell

As of the time I'm writing this howto, there is no complete self-installing package of Zim Desktop Wiki 0.70 or later, for Windows. This is due to the Zim project migrating from Python 2 to Python 3 and from GTK 2 to GTK 3. I was the maintainer of the old Zim packages for Windows, and I have not been able to come up with a packaging workflow that works for GTK 3.

As an alternative, I provide instructions here for installing Zim 0.70 or later under Windows using the MSYS2 free software catalog and package manager.

This procedure should work in Windows 7 or any later version of Windows.

Caution: You will need approximately 1GB of disk space to store the MSYS2 environment and all of Zim's dependencies, and a further 8MB for Zim itself. (This figure is for 64-bit Windows systems. 32-bit installations may use a little less for MSYS2 and Zim's dependencies.)


This guide contains images, and it's much easier to publish them on my own personal web site than here. Please see the rest of the guide here on my web site:
https://www.glump.net/howto/desktop/install-zim-0-70-or-later-in-windows

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