development environment

Gary Martin garycmartin at
Fri Sep 2 10:45:03 EDT 2011

On 2 Sep 2011, at 14:58, Kevin Gordon <kgordon420 at> wrote:

> Hi:  I may have some access to a couple of university students who are interested in doing some python development, using the XO 1.5.
> In order to build a couple of boxes, I'd like to pre-install 'the right stuff'.
> Might I get a list of packages to install to  accomplish this?

For Python work on an XO (for Activity and/or Sugar hacking) I find all the extras I need from a regular build is to yum install git, vim and pylint — usually the first habitual reflex thing I do after reflashing a fresh build :)


> Like maybe
> yum install gcc
> yum install gtk3
> yum install gtk3-devel
> yum install binutils
> yum install vim
> or yum install emacs
> any python development rpms?
> Is there a page to go for best-practices to develop on the XO.  Or, I could always just have them run a full Fedora install on their Lenovo's :-)
> Right now, they are interested in Python development, not Sugar development, but sometimes baby steps are best :-)
> Cheers.
> KG
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