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Old 07-09-2004, 02:21 AM   #1
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Python Development Environment?


My first language was java, but I just dabbled in that, and now that I've decided to get serious I want my first 'real' language to be python.

So the one thing I need to get started is an IDE. What do you guys recommend for a python IDE? I'd like to easily develop a gui in this IDE if possible. If not, could I use something like 'Qt Designer' and integrate it without trouble? So far my only choice seems to be kdevelop, though it looks good, I'm not sure it will be good for python. One of my goals is to hack away at existing source code and make new apps from it.

What other things would you recommend to a complete nOOb like me? Any special tips, tutorials, books, other programming software? (BTW, I got a book from the library yesterday: 'Python Programming, by Michael Dawson.'...the cd has an ide for windows only.)

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'idle' is included with python, eric is nice, blackadder has the QT designer integrated into it, it's not free though.
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Nice, thanks for the links.
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I like jEdit. Except for the fact that it's such a hog on my system, it's really a pleasure to use.
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Thanks for both of those, I'll look into them.

Another question: which is better, qt or wxPython?
Nevermind this part::, problem solved
I've tried to install the spe development environment for python (which uses wxPython,) but apparently there is some incompabitability...

File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/wxPython/", line 20, in ?
import wxc
ImportError: /usr/lib/wxPython/lib/ undefined symbol: _gtk_accel_group_detach
I'm not sure what I'd have to downgrade to get this to work (all aps I have are almost the latest..) but this probably means I'm going to stick with qt as long as I'm not missing out on too much.

EDIT:: NEVERMIND!!!! I figured it out....

Turns out I had to downgrade GTK2 to gtk+2-2.2.4-i486-1.tgz because the newer one is too buggy. So spe now works:

I love the fact that it works with blender, but I'm going to check these other ones out too.

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