In order to use sconcho on your computer you need to install python and PyQt4. We strongly recommend that you install python version 2.7 (python version 3 will not work) and PyQt4 version 4.7 or later. After following the installation steps below you should be able to use sconcho as described in the Downloads section.
Please first install python and PyQt4 which are required by sconcho:
- Download and install python-2.7 from the python website.
- Download and install PyQt-4.9.5 from the PyQt website
Please make sure that your PyQt version matches the python version you installed.
Then, download sconcho from Downloads (e.g. to your Desktop) and unzip the file by right clicking on the icon and then selecting Extract All from the menu. A sconcho folder should then appear. Next, simply go into the extracted sconcho folder and click on the sconcho.pyw file and sconcho should start up.
Most Linux distributions should come with python installed by default. In addition, many Linux distributions (such as Gentoo, Ubuntu, Debian) offer PyQt4 in their repositories. Installing python and PyQt4 should therefore be straightforward in most cases.
Mac OSX Users
NEW: A sconcho app bundle for Mac OSX Snow Leopard and later (10.6+) is now available on the Download page. Please give it shot and let us know if you encounter any problems.
If the app bundle fails, the easiest way to use sconcho on Mac OSX for the time being is via macports. Once you have macports on your computer, install the package py27-pyqt4 and change the first line of sconcho.pyw from
That should be all. In the future I am planning on offering a native sconcho bundle. If somebody can help with that please let me know.