installing the development version of the sphinx documentation tool

Get the latest version from bitbucket:

$ hg clone http://bitbucket.org/birkenfeld/sphinx

The remainder of the instructions are based on the README, but details will vary according to what package dependencies need to be met. That is, some additional packages beyond what is described here may need to be installed.
Change to the new directory, build, and install.

cd sphinx
python setup.py build
sudo python setup.py install

Build sphinx’s documentation with sphinx:

cd doc
sphinx-build . _build/html

And, that should do it.

Also see the bitbucket sphinx wiki .

DreamPie Python editor

I’ve been trying out the DreamPie python editor, and it looks promising.  It’s free, GPLv3.

I just added an entry for it at http://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonEditors :

  • DreamPie (sourceforge)
  • Works on Windows, Linux and Mac. (Mac support requires MacPorts .)
  • Interactive shell with history box and code box, auto-completion of attributes and file names, auto-display of function arguments and documentation. Keeps your recent results, provides session history saving (optionally in HTML), interactive plotting with matplotlib. Extremely fast and responsive. GPL3 .