from __future__ import * 7.11.2003


Adios, Señor Radio

Well, that was fun. I tossed radio and went through the fun game of packaging up the bazillion modules that PyDS needs, patching it a bit to make it play nice with OS X.. and here I am, perhaps one of the first PyDS users on OS X 10.3.

Since I'm a nice guy, I'm going to let any OS X 10.3 user easily try PyDS (you MUST be an admin user). Here's what you have to do:

sudo chgrp admin /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.3/bin
sudo chmod g+w /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.3/bin
  • Add /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.3/bin to your PATH

  • Go to my Package Manager repository:

  • Read the instructions, you will have to download the MacPython 2.3 Additions if you have not already.

  • Open up Package Manager to my repository (remember, read the instructions) and install PyDS

  • Note that SOAPpy may error.. if so, just click install again, that's been reported to work. If you get the WriteableBin error, then you didn't do both of the sudo commands properly, or you are not an admin user. You must be an admin user, or none of this will work.

You ''should'' have a working PyDS install at this point. To start PyDS, perform these commands from Terminal:

open `pyds-browse`

Voilá! (These instructions worked for at least two people, I promise)

Note that I moved the system wide files to /Library/Application Support/PyDS and the user files to ~/Library/Application Support/PyDS -- so it behaves more like a real OS X application. GUI tools will be coming later, if I end up getting into this thing.

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