Wednesday, September 30, 2009

SharpDevelop Rocks

I'm starting a little OSS project and was thinking about writing it with a free IDE. C# Express was my first thought but I decided to try out SharpDev.

I last looked at SharpDev out a couple of years ago and wasn't too impressed. It seemed a quite unpolished and a little incomplete. Things have changed - alot! The latest version, 3.1, was released just last month and it's brilliant. It can do WPF apps. It has an integrated debugger. It supports IronPython. It even has a profiler!

I'm definitely using this thing.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Installing Easy_Install and setuptools on Windows 7 64-bit/Python 2.6

This procedure worked for me.

  1. Download ez_setup.py from the PEAK site. (I found it here: http://peak.telecommunity.com/dist/ez_setup.py.)
  2. Run it!