This page contains instructions to install GCstar on Microsoft Windows systems. The last released version is the 1.6.1. Versions above are not released on Windows, while it should be always possible to use directly from the sources. More information in this topic.
Just download the GCstar installation program for Windows 1.6.1 . It contains all the dependencies you need.
Once installed, the update feature doesn’t work. This is a known problem in 1.4.0. It should be fixed in a feature release.
If you previously installed version 1.0.0 (or less) of GCstar and want to go with this installation, you first need to delete usr directory in the directory where you installed GCstar. It is really recommended to do so because you will benefit from newer versions of GCstar dependencies.
You need to download from the Download repository for Windows the version you want to install. Launch this executable and follow the instructions.
These frequently asked questions are specific to the Windows installation of versions before 1.4.0.
When launching GCstar, nothing happens or the splash screen is frozen. What could I do?
First try to run GCstar from an MS-DOS console. Then go into the directory where GCstar is installed, sub-directory bin. If you kept default settings, it could be done with:
cd "C:\\Program Files\\GCstar\\bin"
Then launch GCstar as follows:
You will be able to see if there are some error messages displayed that could be helpful. You could have this error:
Can't locate object method signal_connect via package "GCFrame"...
This is caused by a Gtk2 version mismatch. You may check your current version with:
perl -MGtk2 -e "print $Gtk2::VERSION"
If it is different from the one that you installed previously, enter these commands to reinstall everything:
ppm remove Gtk2 ppm remove Glib ppm remove Cairo ppm remove ExtUtils-PkgConfig ppm remove ExtUtils-Depends ppm repo add http://www.lostmind.de/gtk2-perl/ppm/ ppm install Gtk2
How could I install missing modules?
GCstar uses some Perl modules. Some of them are optional. These optional modules are used by import/export and extract plugins. To list them, click on Help menu, then Dependencies. If you find a missing module, it could be installed with this command in a command prompt:
ppm install Module::Name
The module name is case-sensitive. As an example, if GCstar doesn’t import information for MP3 files, you probably are missing MP3::Info. Then enter this command:
ppm install MP3::Info
Why is the interface different from screenshots?
With the default installation of Gtk2, there is not a lot of themes. You may download a pack of themes. Then to select a theme, go to Start Menu, Programs, Gtk+, Themes Selector.