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Licensing

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System Requirements

Pyke is 100% Python, so it should run on any platform supported by Python. So all you'll need is Python 2.5, 2.6 or 3.1.

Other Required Packages

No other packages are required to develop, run and distribute an application using Pyke. But there are package requirements to do the following additional things:

If you want to you also need minimum version
run the web_framework example HTMLTemplate 1.5
run the unit tests doctest-tools 1.0a1
rebuild the html documentation rest2web 0.5
docutils 0.4.1

If the docutils package is not part of your standard Python installation, there is probably a package for it in the package index for your Linux distribution.

All of the other packages can be installed as the administrator using easy_install. For example:

# easy_install HTMLTemplate

Installation

The source code for the latest release can be found on the Pyke project download page as pyke-<release>.zip (for Python2) and pyke3-<release>.zip (for Python3). After unzipping these, go into the directory and run:

$ python setup.py build

And then as administrator, run:

# python setup.py install

The sources include a complete copy of the project directory, including the documentation, unit tests, and examples.

If you want to clone the source code repository to contribute to the project development, or to use the latest developer version, read Modifying Pyke.

Run the Examples

There are several examples that are contained in the source directory. Each example is in it's own subdirectory under the examples subdirectory, and each has it's own README.txt file that explains how to run it.

The web_framework example requires the HTMLTemplate package, version 1.5 or later. This can be installed as administrator with easy_install:

# easy_install HTMLTemplate

See also Examples.

Viewing the HTML Documentation

This HTML documentation may be viewed directly from you hard drive. The HTML files are in the doc/html directory. Start with doc/html/index.html.

Repository Directory Structure

You'll see the following directories.

  • doc
    • the html directory has all of the HTML documentation ready to browse off your hard drive. Start with doc/html/index.html.
    • the source directory has all of the sources that were used to generated the HTML documentation. See Rebuilding the HTML Documentation.
    • the examples directory just has a copy of the examples used by the .txt files in the source directory so that the doctests will work on the source directory. You should be able to skip this unless you change an example in one of the source files.
    • cheatsheets are a collection of text files with notes on various tools used by Pyke, and processes used to maintain Pyke.
  • examples
    • There are several examples. Start with family_relations. Look at the README.txt file for each example to see how to run it. See also, Examples.
  • experimental
    • This is a catch-all directory for various ideas that have been tried, but that have not been incorporated into Pyke. You can safely skip over this directory...
  • pyke
    • This is the top-level Python package directory for the Python sources. This needs to be installed into a directory on your PYTHONPATH. The sources for the compilers are in the krb_compiler subdirectory, which is expected to be a subpackage of pyke.
  • Test
    • This is where the unit test scripts are stored. These use Python's doctest package. Each test file has a .tst suffix.
    • See Running Unit Tests.

More:

Cooking Python Functions

Explanation of how Pyke "cooks" Python functions.

What is Pyke?

An overview of Pyke's features.

Steps to Using Pyke

A brief list of the steps involved in programming in Pyke (with lots of links).

Installing Pyke

System Requirements and installing Pyke.

Modifying Pyke

Which source code repository to use. And the other tools that you'll need run the units tests, and rebuild the html documentation.

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