Although primarily designed for Unix-compatible systems, Apache Thrift can also be used in the Windows environment. The installation is very easy; it is enough to download the Thrift compiler from the download page, https://thrift.apache.org/download. No installation is needed; you may work directly with the downloaded file. For consistency, I suggest renaming the file that you downloaded (that is,
thrift-0.9.2.exe) to just
thrift.exe. In order to be able to run this command from any directory on your computer, add this file's location to the
PATH environment variable. (It varies from version to version, but in most cases, it may be found if you right-click on My Computer and choose Properties. Then, look for ...