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After installing Python:

Install Web2Py

As a Developer, it is best to run the Trunk version of Web2Py, so that you can fine-tune the version that you have installed & get involved with the Web2Py developer community:

git clone

Note: HTTPS clones are not read-only (while git:// clones are). They will NOT work if your git is not configured as previously described.

There are occasional issues with the latest Trunk, so you may need to try a slightly older revision. If this is needed, after downloading:

cd web2py
git log
git checkout <hash>

"git log" shows you a log including the hash-value of every revesion. Checkout sets your working-copy to the revision with the specified hash-value.

Install Eden


If you are deploying Sahana Eden code base but do not intend on contributing any changes back to the core trunk (perhaps for a custom deployment) you can just clone the Trunk version of Eden:

cd web2py/applications
git clone

Note: the fact that we ensure that the name of the web2py application has no hyphen in, as otherwise it cannot run under Apache[[BR]]

Mac Users Note

To avoid an issue that you may encounter with ongoing coding,

which is explained in the following thread

Before running the above command to clone the repo, make sure to run:

git config --global core.precomposeunicode true

For Ongoing Development

If you intend to develop for Sahana Eden and have your code pulled into Trunk you need to follow the instructions Fork Your Own Sahana Eden Repository to be able to pull new updates and push changes.

Start Eden

To test your installation of Eden, without Eclipse, you can start web2py from the command line:

cd .. # the web2py main directory

When you first start Eden, then the settings file web2py/application/eden/models/ will be created from web2py/application/eden/private/templates/ You will be unable to proceed until you edit this file. The minimal required change is to delete the line with FINISHED_EDITING_CONFIG_FILE = False.

If you want the Scheduler to run, then you'll need to start this separately: UserGuidelines/Scheduler

Test Eden

Once you have web2py running navigate to the server ( http://localhost:8000 by default ). From the web2py drop down menu navigate to "My Sites" and Select Eden. You should now be at the Eden homepage.

By default the 1st user to register will gain the Administrator role.

Install Eclipse

If you want a graphical debugger to set breakpoints & step through code then it is recommended to install Eclipse:

Developer Guidelines

Here are some Basic Developers Guidelines to help get you started. To see how to put your installation to work see DeveloperGuidelines

Note: See TracWiki for help on using the wiki.