Pymine is the first “proper” Mine! implementation, and is also the first platform to showcase the Mine! technology; it’s hosted on the Google Code website and accessible via Subversion, which saves all that messy “zipfiles and tarballs and patches, oh my!” nonsense.
The primary home for the Pymine software is on its Google Code project page; yes, visually it’s very boring, please don’t blame us for that, this one time.
All the instructions for downloading the actual pymine code are writte up elsewhere; links are provided on the Download page. We currently use the following platforms for pymine development:
- Mac OS X (mostly Snow Leopard)
- Ubuntu Linux (anything fairly recent)
…and you can probably guess correctly that this means “pymine runs OK on the above, and on anything else your mileage may vary” – but if you get it working elsewhere then we’d love to hear from you.
Pymine is (essentially) a Django 1.0 application; this means it will run on prettymuch anything that runs Django (and ideally looks like Unix) – and the reason it’s a Django v1.0 (rather than a v1.1) application is that we want to try porting to Google App Engine real soon now.
See also the notes on the Download page regarding platform-specific development kits and software dependencies.
More news on the platform stuff, later.
There’s a marvellous bugtracker for Pymine at Google Code! Guess what – we use it!
There are a bunch of Mine Development Communities:
- Face To Face: Really, this one is important. If you are in the UK and in the London or Reading area, we’d love to meet you. Watch the Community Maillist (below) in case we’re traveling.
- IRC: #themineproject on irc.freenode.net
- Twitter: We are @themineproject; we recommend the tag #themineproject. Our website is themineproject.org; you can probably see a pattern developing…
- Community Maillist / Google Group: [RSS] [ATOM]
where human beings can talk about the actual Mine! Project stuff
- Developer Maillist / Google Group: [RSS] [ATOM]
putback messages and high-tech developer-related stuff
- Announcement Maillist / Google Group: [RSS] [ATOM]
an announcement-only maillist; infrequent traffic, most of which goes to the Community list
- Google Code Feeds: really, Google Code provides geeks with feeds of all kinds of stuff. Probably more than you’ll ever need.