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Python

When you need to learn something about Python and you never wrote a line:

 Dive into Python:[1]

GIT

When you mess up a file and want it back to what it was, cd into the directory and:

  git checkout HEAD -- gridwidget.py

When you want an activity that sugar-jhbuild does not bring down:

   git-clone git://dev.laptop.org/projects/tamtam

Using Eclipse with OLPC

When you want to start a new activity project using another activity as the base:

   Create a new pydev project
   File->import
   General->File System
   Find your baseline activity's folder

When you want Eclipse to see all the OLPC imports:

   Project->Properties
   select PyDev - PYTHONPATH
   in the External Source Folders Pane button Add source folder
   find the sugar-jhbuild/build/lib/python2.5/site-packages folder
   select button Apply 
   select button OK
   Project->Clean..

When the Pydev IDE does not recognize parts of your objects:

   Window->Preferences
   select Pydev->Interperter - Python
   in the Forced builtin libs panel button New
   Enter the name of the object missing the pieces
   select button button OK
   select button Apply 
   select button OK
   Project->Clean..

When you want to build your project's xo file for distribution

   # assumes you already setup this symbolic link with ./setup.py dev
   pushd ~/Activities/project-activity  
   .setup.py dist
   popd
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