Additional Microsoft Windows Requirements
Some required modules do not have native Windows modules available and require a development environment in which they can be compiled. To do this, npm uses node-gyp to create these modules. For more information, please read the node-gyp documentation
Install Required Dependencies
- npm: Built-in package manager for node (comes with
node, but check to be sure you have latest version:
npm install -g npm). Older versions of npm (versions older than 2.0) are not able to upgrade themselves properly. If
npm -vdoes not reveal the latest version (3.7.3 at this time of writing) after installing the latest version, open an elevated command prompt and change to the nodejs home directory (typically C:\Program Files\nodejs) and execute
npm install npm.
- Python 2.7: Python 2.7 is required. If you already have a different version, you will need to tell npm to use this version of python
npm config set python C:\Path\to\Python2.7
- Visual Studio Community Edition: Visual Studio Community Edition or Express Edition is required to provide a valid VC++ environment. Please make sure that VC++ and Windows SDK are both selected during install. You will need to set the environment variable
GYP_MSVS_VERSIONto the version of Visual Studio installed. This will probably be
2013for Windows 7-8.1 and
2015for Windows 10.
Use of Elevated Command Prompt
If your installation of node and npm required elevated priviledges, you will need to use an elevated command prompt to upgrade npm and perform all global
npm install -g commands. When scaffolding your project using slush, a normal command prompt is sufficient.
The default location for MLCP is
/usr/local/mlcp. This path is unlikely the appropriate location of your MLCP install. To specify the correct location of MLCP in Windows, edit/create
deploy\local.properties and add
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