SPE [was: Wingide is a beautiful application]

SPE - Stani's Python Editor spe.stani.be at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 14:02:05 EST 2006

Sybren Stuvel wrote:
> IMO displayed messages should be clear without having to resort to a
> debugging mode.
I can agree on that.

> Debugging mode should only be for removing bugs, not
> for enlightenment of the user.
Unless he doesn't follow the installation instructions.

> Anyway, apt-getting spe now... which doesn't work:
> Unpacking python-wxversion (from .../python-wxversion_2.
> ...
> dpkg: error processing
> /var/cache/apt/archives/python-wxversion_2. _all.deb
> (--unpack):
>  trying to overwrite `/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/wxversion.py',
>  which is also in package wxpython2.5.3
> If it's so hard to get the requirements installed, I'd rather stick to
> Vim.
It is so hard to contact the person who packages SPE for Ubuntu. I
contacted him but I get no answer. I am new to Ubuntu (or Linux in
general), so I would not have a clue how that works (apart from time
needed for it).

If you would have read the blog (http://pythonide.stani.be/blog), you
could clearly read this:

SPE was for the first time tested on and improved for Ubuntu (and
hopefully so for Linux in general). I adapted SPE such that it can ran
out of the box of an archive (zip or tar.gz) (...) If you want to
install SPE in this way, use the -no_setup.zip distribution:

   1. uninstall previous version of SPE (VERY IMPORTANT, otherwise SPE
won't run)
   2. download and unpack the archive
   3. run SPE with 'python SPE.py'

If you follow these three steps nothing more, nothing less, you are up
and running with SPE in one minute. I don't know how can I make it more
easy. Luckily other Ubuntu users had no problems and are running the
latest SPE already on Ubuntu.

> > I adapted SPE such that it can ran out of the box of an archive (zip
> > or tar.gz). This has the advantage that Linux (but also Mac and
> > Windows) don't have to install SPE anymore but can just run it out
> > of a folder or USB stick, provided the right version of wxPython
> > (2.6) is installed on the system as it is always the case with
> > Ubuntu boxes.
> Ehm... I think I've clearly shown that, at least as far as the Ubuntu
> packages go, not all requirement"s are always there on an Ubuntu
> system.

Supposing you use Ubuntu 5.10 "The Breezy Badger", all the requirements
are there: wxPython 2.6 That is all SPE needs. (If you still use Hoary,
read here http://wiki.wxpython.org/index.cgi/wxPython_20with_20Ubuntu)
So you have only clearly shown that you didn't read the instructions. I
wish SPE can be retrieved by apt-get but that's beyond my control.

> > If it doesn't work, let me know privately.
> Why? What's wrong with this newsgroup?
Nothing, just thought it might be off topic, SPE has forums or
newsgroups for that.

So follow this recipee:

- apt-get wxPython 2.6 (in case you don't have)

- uninstall your previous SPE attempts (no '_spe' or 'sm' folder may be
present in site-packages)
- get
and unpack it
- run SPE (python SPE.py)

Still not working?


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