How can I make CairoPlot work in Windows?

Asked by Victor Westmann on 2009-10-14

I've already installed (remember I'm on a Win32 machine (XP to be more precise))

1. Python (python-2.6.3.msi),
2. PyCairo (pycairo-1.4.12-2.win32-py2.6.exe),
3. Cairo (from the "Official GTK+ for Windows page" ),
4. Bazaar (bzr-setup-1.6.1-1.exe).

After all this I downloaded the CairoPlot through bazaar (bzr branch lp:cairoplot) and builded it. (python --build)
Now what? What am I missing here?

Any help is welcome!

If someone help me making CairoPlot work I'll make a nice article/tutorial about it (step-by-step, in baby steps in my blog about it). I just want to get to make this sweet piece of software to work in order to give it back to the comunity. Thanks in advance!

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Best Karel Kolman (kolmis) said : #1

I'd say you're missing some dependancies. Install the GTK+ for Windows libraries from this link:, it does include cairo.

Then try running fro inside the cairoplot directory, many test output svg files should be generated.

Does it help ?

Thanks Karel Kolman, that solved my question.