Tricks to install/run Python on Windows ?

StepH stephane.bronsart at
Sun Dec 26 19:43:24 CET 2004


I'm new to Python.  I'm working under XP, and I've alot of prob. (not 
with the langage itself, but with the tools):

I've install Pyhton 2.4 in C:\Python24, using the .msi windows installer.
Then, I've install "PythonWin" (the last build-203).

I'll try to summerize my prob.:

1./ The PythonWin IDE is not stable at all.  Sometimes it exit without 
reason, or don't stop on breakpoint, etc...  Are some of you aware of 
bugs in the last PyhtonWin IDE release ?  I've to open the TaskManager. 
  AT some point, i'm not able to (p.e.) open a file under it !!!

2./ I've try to download Komode (he 3.1 personnal).  I've also prob. 
with it !  Also, the breakpoint seems to not always work...

3./ So, i've try to use the command line, but i've to manualy change the 
code page od my dos box from 437 to 1252 (i'm live in belgium).  And 
i've not try how to do that permanently !

4./ Before, I had Python23 and it seems that when unstalling it, all the 
keys in the registry are not removed at all.  When i've install the 2.4, 
I had a mismatch which force me to complety re-install the machine (I'm 
not an expert of the registry)...

5./ Installing komodo seems to "block" pythonwinIDE completly...

What's wrong ?  Python seems terific, but the tools...

So... maybe i've to try BlackAdder ?

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