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Using Umbrello on Windows

March 25th, 2009 4 comments

umbrello Window
Some of you might already know that some KDE Applications have been supported on Windows and MacOS after version 4.0.

I wanted to install Umbrello on my Windows XP Machine and I consulted the documentation to learn more about the installation process. KDE is nice enough to provide an installer for Windows but it’s terribly slow since all the packages are downloaded using a single thread which will take you at least 3 times longer than if you had download the individual packages manually with a download manager application.

I tried searching for help online, but there isn’t any useful information on how to go about doing this, so I’ve decided to write one.

Anyway, I decided to download all the packages manually and use the installer to unpack them into a single directory. Unfortunately, the KDE Website doesn’t mention which packages Umbrello needs so I had to use the installer and its log dumps to figure out which URLs it was drawing the packages from.

To use umbrello on Windows, you can either download the KDE libraries and source code and compile it yourself using Visual C++ 2005 or MinGW, or you can download the precompiled binaries and libraries and use them directly. To be honest, there’s no point in compiling KDE yourself since the source code files are as large as the precompiled binaries so you’re better off downloading the binaries.

Umbrello is present in the kdesdk package which is about 5.3MB and you need to download additional libraries as well along with the kdesdk package. The installer only mentions 32 packages in the package dependencies list but there are actually 35 of them (don’t worry though, the installer installs all 35 if you choose to download the packages automatically)

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The installer needs the MD5 hash of every package you want to install so make sure you have them too. After you have downloaded all the package files, place them in a temporary directory and start the Installer. Then choose to Download and Install from the Internet. (Although the install from Local Directory option exists, it didn’t work for me)

After that choose the directory where you placed all your packages in the temporary directory selection screen and choose the kdesdk Package for download. Click past the package dependencies page to install KDE.

If you downloaded all the 35 packages correctly (1 package = binary + binary.md5 + libraryArchive + libraryArchive.md5) then the installer will skip directly to installation and it will install KDE on your computer. If not, it will download the missing packages and install it once it is complete.

That’s it! KDE is installed and you can run Umbrello from the Start Menu Shortcuts or from the bin folder in the KDE directory (C:Program FilesKDE by default)

That was the gist of what you need to do to be able to run Umbrello on Windows. Now for step-by-step instructions.

1)  Download the KDE Mirror List from here. If the link is dead you can choose one of the mirror sites from here:

ftp at ftp://gd.tuwien.ac.at/kde/
http at http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/kde/
ftp be ftp://ftp.scarlet.be/pub/kde/ ftp@scarlet.be
http be http://ftp.scarlet.be/pub/kde/ ftp@scarlet.be
ftp de ftp://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/
http de http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/Mirrors/ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/
ftp dk ftp://mirrors.dotsrc.org/kde/ mirror@dotsrc.org
http dk http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/kde/ mirror@dotsrc.org
ftp es ftp://ftp.caliu.cat/pub/mirrors/kde/ francesc@genove.info
http es http://ftp.caliu.cat/pub/mirrors/kde/ francesc@genove.info
ftp nl ftp://ftp.tiscali.nl/pub/mirrors/kde/
http nl http://ftp.tiscali.nl/kde/
ftp tw ftp://ftp.twaren.net/Unix/X/KDE/ ftpadmin@twaren.net
http tw http://ftp.twaren.net/Unix/X/KDE/ ftpadmin@twaren.net
ftp us ftp://kde.mirrors.tds.net/pub/kde/ mirrors@tds.net
http us http://kde.mirrors.hoobly.com/ pgrigor@hoobly.com
http us http://kde.mirrors.tds.net/pub/kde/ mirrors@tds.net
http us http://mirrors.isc.org/pub/kde/ mirrors@isc.org
http ca http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/kde/ dtbartle@uwaterloo.ca
http cn http://www.qtopia.org.cn/ftp/mirror/ftp.kde.org/
ftp de ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/x11/kde/
http de http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/x11/kde/
http ro http://mirrors.evolva.ro/kdeftp/
ftp ro http://mirrors.evolva.ro/kdeftp/
ftp cz ftp://ftp.fi.muni.cz/pub/kde/
http cz http://ftp.fi.muni.cz/pub/kde/
ftp pl ftp://ftp.tuniv.szczecin.pl/pub/kde/
http pl http://ftp.tuniv.szczecin.pl/pub/kde/
ftp pl ftp://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/pub/unix/kde/
http pl http://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/pub/unix/kde/
ftp se ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/kde/
http se http://ftp.sunet.se/pub/kde/
ftp gr ftp://ftp.duth.gr/pub/kde/
http gr http://ftp.duth.gr/pub/kde/
ftp it ftp://ftp.unina.it/pub/Linux/kde/
http it http://ftp.unina.it/pub/Linux/kde/
ftp be ftp://ftp.belnet.be/packages/kde/
http be http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/kde/
ftp is ftp://ftp.rhnet.is/pub/kde/
http is http://ftp.rhnet.is/pub/kde/
ftp ie ftp://ftp.esat.net/mirrors/ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/
http ie http://ftp.esat.net/mirrors/ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/
ftp jp ftp://ftp.ring.gr.jp/pub/X/kde/
http jp http://ftp.ring.gr.jp/pub/X/kde/
ftp gr ftp://ftp.ntua.gr/pub/X11/kde/
http gr http://ftp.ntua.gr/pub/X11/kde/
ftp ie ftp://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/ftp.kde.org/
http ie http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/ftp.kde.org/
http it http://mi.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/KDE/
ftp fi ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/mirrors/ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/
http fi http://ftp.funet.fi/pub/mirrors/ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/
http au http://public.planetmirror.com/pub/kde/
ftp us ftp://ftp.ussg.iu.edu/pub/kde/
http us http://ftp.ussg.iu.edu/kde/
ftp au ftp://mirror.pacific.net.au/kde/
http au http://mirror.pacific.net.au/kde/
ftp kr ftp://ftp.sayclub.com/pub/X/KDE/
http kr http://ftp.sayclub.com/pub/X/KDE/
ftp us ftp://chernabog.cc.vt.edu/pub/projects/kde/
http us http://chernabog.cc.vt.edu/pub/projects/kde/
ftp us http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/software/kde/
http us http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/software/kde/
http fr http://kde-mirror.freenux.org/
ftp ru ftp://ftp.chg.ru/pub/kde/
http ru http://ftp.chg.ru/pub/kde/
http uk http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/
http de http://www.winkde.org/pub/kde/ports/win32/releases/stable/latest

Choose any of the websites given above although you should preferably choose a website which is closer to your location for faster download speeds. Most of these websites allow directory listings, so you should be able to see a list of directories on the website.

2) Navigate to stable -> 4.2.1 -> win32.You will now be able to see all the KDE packages in this directory. You don’t need all of them so don’t download them all. You need to download 143 files which are listed below:

aspell-0.60.5-bin.zip
aspell-0.60.5-bin.zip.md5
aspell-0.60.5-lib.zip
aspell-0.60.5-lib.zip.zip
astyle-1.22-bin.zip
astyle-1.22-bin.zip.md5
astyle-1.22-bin.zip.zip
boost-msvc-1.37.0-1-bin.tar.bz2
boost-msvc-1.37.0-1-bin.tar.bz2.md5
boost-msvc-1.37.0-1-lib.tar.bz2
boost-msvc-1.37.0-1-lib.tar.bz2.md5
cyrus-sasl-2.1.22-bin.tar.bz2
cyrus-sasl-2.1.22-bin.tar.bz2.md5
cyrus-sasl-2.1.22-lib.tar.bz2
cyrus-sasl-2.1.22-lib.tar.bz2.md5
dbus-msvc-1.2.4-1-bin.tar.bz2
dbus-msvc-1.2.4-1-bin.tar.bz2.md5
dbus-msvc-1.2.4-1-lib.tar.bz2
dbus-msvc-1.2.4-1-lib.tar.bz2.md5
diffutils-2.8.7-1-bin.zip
diffutils-2.8.7-1-bin.zip.md5
diffutils-2.8.7-1-bin.zip.zip
exiv2-msvc-0.18-bin.tar.bz2
exiv2-msvc-0.18-bin.tar.bz2.md5
exiv2-msvc-0.18-lib.tar.bz2
exiv2-msvc-0.18-lib.tar.bz2.md5
expat-2.0.1-bin.zip
expat-2.0.1-bin.zip.md5
expat-2.0.1-bin.zip.zip
expat-2.0.1-lib.zip
expat-2.0.1-lib.zip.zip
gettext-0.17-1-bin.tar.bz2
gettext-0.17-1-bin.tar.bz2.md5
gettext-0.17-1-lib.tar.bz2
gettext-0.17-1-lib.tar.bz2.md5
giflib-4.1.4-1-bin.zip
giflib-4.1.4-1-bin.zip.md5
giflib-4.1.4-1-bin.zip.zip
giflib-4.1.4-1-lib.zip
giflib-4.1.4-1-lib.zip.zip
iconv-1.12-1-bin.tar.bz2
iconv-1.12-1-bin.tar.bz2.md5
iconv-1.12-1-lib.tar.bz2
iconv-1.12-1-lib.tar.bz2.md5
jasper-1.900.1-2-bin.zip
jasper-1.900.1-2-bin.zip.md5
jasper-1.900.1-2-bin.zip.zip
jasper-1.900.1-2-lib.zip
jasper-1.900.1-2-lib.zip.zip
jpeg-6.b-5-bin.zip
jpeg-6.b-5-bin.zip.md5
jpeg-6.b-5-bin.zip.zip
jpeg-6.b-5-lib.zip
jpeg-6.b-5-lib.zip.zip
kdebase-apps-msvc-4.2.1-bin.tar.bz2
kdebase-apps-msvc-4.2.1-bin.tar.bz2.md5
kdebase-runtime-msvc-4.2.1-bin.tar.bz2
kdebase-runtime-msvc-4.2.1-bin.tar.bz2.md5
kdebase-runtime-msvc-4.2.1-lib.tar.bz2
kdebase-runtime-msvc-4.2.1-lib.tar.bz2.md5
kdelibs-msvc-4.2.1-bin.tar.bz2
kdelibs-msvc-4.2.1-bin.tar.bz2.md5
kdelibs-msvc-4.2.1-lib.tar.bz2
kdelibs-msvc-4.2.1-lib.tar.bz2.md5
kdepimlibs-msvc-4.2.1-bin.tar.bz2
kdepimlibs-msvc-4.2.1-bin.tar.bz2.md5
kdepimlibs-msvc-4.2.1-lib.tar.bz2
kdepimlibs-msvc-4.2.1-lib.tar.bz2.md5
kdesdk-msvc-4.2.1-bin.tar.bz2
kdesdk-msvc-4.2.1-bin.tar.bz2.md5
kdewin32-msvc-0.3.8-1-bin.tar.bz2
kdewin32-msvc-0.3.8-1-bin.tar.bz2.md5
kdewin32-msvc-0.3.8-1-lib.tar.bz2
kdewin32-msvc-0.3.8-1-lib.tar.bz2.md5
libbzip2-1.0.5-1-bin.tar.bz2
libbzip2-1.0.5-1-bin.tar.bz2.md5
libbzip2-1.0.5-1-lib.tar.bz2
libbzip2-1.0.5-1-lib.tar.bz2.md5
libical-0.43-bin.tar.bz2
libical-0.43-bin.tar.bz2.md5
libical-0.43-lib.tar.bz2
libical-0.43-lib.tar.bz2.md5
libpng-1.2.35-bin.tar.bz2
libpng-1.2.35-bin.tar.bz2.md5
libpng-1.2.35-lib.tar.bz2
libpng-1.2.35-lib.tar.bz2.md5
libxml2-2.6.32-1-bin.tar.bz2
libxml2-2.6.32-1-bin.tar.bz2.md5
libxslt-1.1.23-3-bin.tar.bz2
libxslt-1.1.23-3-bin.tar.bz2.md5
libxslt-1.1.23-3-lib.tar.bz2
libxslt-1.1.23-3-lib.tar.bz2.md5
openssl-0.9.8j-1-bin.tar.bz2
openssl-0.9.8j-1-bin.tar.bz2.md5
openssl-0.9.8j-1-lib.tar.bz2
openssl-0.9.8j-1-lib.tar.bz2.md5
pcre-msvc-7.8-2-bin.tar.bz2
pcre-msvc-7.8-2-bin.tar.bz2.md5
pcre-msvc-7.8-2-lib.tar.bz2
pcre-msvc-7.8-2-lib.tar.bz2.md5
phonon-msvc-4.3.0-bin.tar.bz2
phonon-msvc-4.3.0-bin.tar.bz2.md5
phonon-msvc-4.3.0-lib.tar.bz2
phonon-msvc-4.3.0-lib.tar.bz2.md5
qca-msvc-2.0.1-2-bin.tar.bz2
qca-msvc-2.0.1-2-bin.tar.bz2.md5
qca-msvc-2.0.1-2-lib.tar.bz2
qca-msvc-2.0.1-2-lib.tar.bz2.md5
qimageblitz-msvc-0.0.5-bin.tar.bz2
qimageblitz-msvc-0.0.5-bin.tar.bz2.md5
qimageblitz-msvc-0.0.5-lib.tar.bz2
qimageblitz-msvc-0.0.5-lib.tar.bz2.md5
qt-msvc-4.4.3-2-bin.tar.bz2
qt-msvc-4.4.3-2-bin.tar.bz2.md5
qt-msvc-4.4.3-2-lib.tar.bz2
qt-msvc-4.4.3-2-lib.tar.bz2.md5
shared-mime-info-0.60-bin.tar.bz2
shared-mime-info-0.60-bin.tar.bz2.md5
soprano-msvc-2.2.1-bin.tar.bz2
soprano-msvc-2.2.1-bin.tar.bz2.md5
soprano-msvc-2.2.1-lib.tar.bz2
soprano-msvc-2.2.1-lib.tar.bz2.md5
strigi-msvc-0.6.4-bin.tar.bz2
strigi-msvc-0.6.4-bin.tar.bz2.md5
strigi-msvc-0.6.4-lib.tar.bz2
strigi-msvc-0.6.4-lib.tar.bz2.md5
taglib-msvc-1.5.0-bin.tar.bz2
taglib-msvc-1.5.0-bin.tar.bz2.md5
taglib-msvc-1.5.0-lib.tar.bz2
taglib-msvc-1.5.0-lib.tar.bz2.md5
tiff-3.8.2-2-bin.zip
tiff-3.8.2-2-bin.zip.md5
tiff-3.8.2-2-bin.zip.zip
tiff-3.8.2-2-lib.zip
tiff-3.8.2-2-lib.zip.zip
zlib-1.2.3-2-bin.zip
zlib-1.2.3-2-bin.zip.md5
zlib-1.2.3-2-bin.zip.zip
zlib-1.2.3-2-lib.zip
zlib-1.2.3-2-lib.zip.zip

The total file size should be about 154MB.

Note: You will also need to download the Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistribution Package if you don’t already have it.

3) Place all these files in a single directory. Now start the Installer and choose Install From Internet.

installer1

4) Click Next and choose the End User Install Mode.

installer2

5) In the next screen you will need to enter a Download Path. Choose the directory where you stored all the downloaded packages and click Next.

installer3

6) The next screen displays all the KDE releases which are available for download. As of writing, the latest KDE version is 4.2.1 stable but choose a newer version if it is available. If a newer version is available, ensure that you are downloading the correct packages.

installer4

7) In the next screen you will need to select KDE packages which you wish to install. Since we only want Umbrello, check the kdesdk-msvc Package but you can add any other package that catches your fancy but keep in mind that the extra packages that you’ve selected might need other packages as well. To be honest, you don’t need to worry so much. The installer will automatically download the required packages, although it will take a lot longer than if you do it manually. Click Next.

installer5

8) ¬†If you’ve done everything correctly, the installer should jump directly to the installation part and the installer window should look something like this:

install

If not, there’s no need to worry. The installer will download the other packages for you and then start the installation process.

9) You’ve successfully installed KDE on your computer. If the installation is successful you should see a screen like this:

success

Now all you have to do is navigate to KDE 2.4.1 Release -> Development from the Start Menu and click on Umbrello. Alternatively, double-click on the Umbrello icon in the <KDE_Install_Directory>bin folder.

umbrello_folder

Umbrello should now start. :)

umbrello

Enjoy!

Note: Umbrello on Windows has many bugs and crashes when you right click and select the export to image option. If you use the Main Menu, you can export the diagrams as images and it wont crash. It might also crash while closing Umbrello. KDE for Windows is still a work in progress and they’ll fix these bugs in future versions so keep checking for newer, stable releases.