[Tutor] ActivePython and CPython

Martin Walsh mwalsh at groktech.org
Mon May 21 00:46:37 CEST 2007

Alan Gauld wrote:
> <Senthil_OR at Dell.com> wrote 
>> Answer: PyDev for Eclipse turns Eclipse into a pretty good IDE for
>> Python. 
> Agreed, I downloaded pydev over the weekend and have been 
> playing. The editor isn't exactly vim/emacs but its as good as 
> IDLE/Pythonwin
> However I think the OP wants an HTML preview and I don't see that 
> facility in Eclipse anywhere.

Not with a default install, but there are a few html editor plugins with
preview mode that can be installed separately. Aptana
(http://www.aptana.com) is one such, that seems promising.

The easiest way to get aptana would be through the eclipse update
mechanism, described here:

I have not used Aptana regularly for editing html, but I really
appreciate it's code-completion for css and js. I tend to prefer the
eclipse web tools platform html editor, but I don't think any recent
release has html preview, or if it's even planned -- I'd be happy to be
proven wrong.


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