Chapter 2. Installing Pylons

Pylons is written in the Python language and is designed to run on any platform that supports a modern version of Python. It can therefore be used on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD, and many other platforms. Because Python is an interpreted language, Pylons applications you write for one platform will be able to run on other platforms without any modification.

You can install Pylons in quite a few different ways depending on your needs, but the three main tools most Pylons developers use are as follows:

  • A virtual Python environment

  • easy_install program

  • The Python Package Index

In this chapter, you'll look at what a virtual Python environment is before turning your attention to the Python Package Index and the easy_install ...

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