Wondering how to set up a dev environment with buildkit on Windows with the least amount of pain. Is there a shortcut like a prepackaged virtual machine image?

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you also need bash, it MIGHT be doable with cygwin (https://www.cygwin.com/), but I think it would be a considerable amount of pain.

The least pain imo would be: install Virtualbox, install Ubuntu on it and then follow How do I set up dev environment with buildkit?

  • Nice one :-) But I guess the objective is not really met if I tell Windows to pretend it is Ubuntu :-) Nov 28, 2015 at 12:27
  • well, he did ask for the least amount of pain and he did mention a VM. buildkit needs bash. You can easily run CiviCRM on windows, but not buildkit.
    – Catorghans
    Nov 28, 2015 at 13:30

Start with WAMP:


Windows, Apache, mySQL, PHP


I expect the WAMP stuff would be pretty straightforward as Kalanh suggests. But doing a buildkit might throw up some issues...I already get some issues on my Ubuntu machine, let alone Windows :-)

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