Appendix L Windows Installation Notes
The recommended method for setting up PreTeXt on Windows now uses the PreTeXt-CLI. For instructions on setting up the CLI, see Appendix K. This appendix explains how to install the older PreTeXt toolchain using
xsltproc, and is intended primarily for developers. It has been tested on Windows 7, 8, and 10. We assume that none of the listed tools or equivalents have been previously installed. That may complicate matters. This is especially true if you use Cygwin, or if you have already installed Python on your machine. PreTeXt compatibility with existing Python installations is addressed elsewhere in this document (Section C.1).
If you have Windows 10, be sure to read about WSL in Appendix M, which could be a whole lot easier to setup and maintain.
If you find any problems or bugs, please let us know at the PreTeXt Support group in Google Groups, or email