aMUSiC is proud to present you this little tip:

Installing Nitro on Windows in 11 steps

Assuming that you've already installed Ruby and MySQL on your system

1) Download Darcs from and decompress it in any directory

2*) Add the darcs root folder in the PATH environmental variable (i.e. C:\Darcs;)

3) Download the latest Nitro version from the repository through darcs by: going to the directory you want to store nitro and typing in command line: darcs get --partial nitro

4) Find the RUBYOPTS environmental variable (it should already contain -rubygems in it and after it add the following:

-I(NITRO)\nitro\lib -I(NITRO)\nitro\vendor -I(NITRO)\og\lib -I(NITRO)\glue\lib -I(NITRO)\raw\lib

  • replace (NITRO) with the path to your nitro folder (example: C:\nitro). Note that -I is Capital i, and not lowercase L.

5) Add the same directories in the PATH environmental variable as well (ex. C:\nitro\nitro\lib;C:\nitro\nitro\vendor;C:\nitro\og\lib;C:\nitro\glue\lib;C:\nitro\raw\lib)

6) Go to the Nitro root directory and type: darcs pull and select "yes" to all patch prompts

7) Install the "facets" gem (gem install facets)

8) Install the "redcloth" gem (gem install redcloth)

9) Install the "xmlSimple" gem (gem install xml-simple)

10) Install the "mysql" gem (gem install mysql) [Select option 1]

11) Install the "uuidtools" gem (gem install uuidtools)

  • In order to get to your system's environmental variables, right click on your "My Computer" icon and select Properties. Select the Advanced Tab and on the bottom click on the Environmental Variables button.