wxGlade is available in 4 different package types:
the sources packages (
the full installer at Microsoft Windows
the installer of the standalone edition at Microsoft Windows
development version fetched with Mercurial or downloaded the current packaged development version from https://bitbucket.org
The default installer requires a local installation Python and wxPython. The wxWidgets are bundled with wxPython on Microsoft Windows. Thereby you don't need to install wxWidgets separately.
There is no need to install additional packages for the standalone edition, because the standalone edition includes the required parts of Python, wxPython and wxWidgets.
The installation process is quite simple. Just download the installer file, execute it and follow the installer instructions.
The current Linux distributions provide wxGlade packages. Use the distribution specific install mechanism to install the wxGlade package and all dependencies.
You may install wxGlade from the source package if your distribution doesn't contain a proper package.
The installation from scratch requires Python, wxPython and wxWidgets. Those three components have to be installed first. Maybe you could use already packaged versions of those components for your operating system. Otherwise read the installation documentation of the missing components and follow the instructions.
There are two ways for installing wxGlade from source - single or multi user installation.
Download a source package or a development package in a first step.
Extract the downloaded package into a separate directory e.g. a subdirectory below user's home directory. Change in this directory and execute the wxglade file on Unix/Linux or wxglade.pyw on Microsoft Windows.
That's all. Installations below users home directory don't require administrative permissions.
The first variant of a multi user installation is very similar to the section called “Single user installation” except the installation directory. And probably you need administrative permissions. You could extract the wxGlade source package e.g. into c:\program file\wxglade on Microsoft Windows or into /opt/wxglade on Unix/Linux.
Extract the downloaded package into a temporary directory. Change in this directory and execute the Python setup script using python setup.py in a terminal window.
Example 1.1. Installing wxGlade at /opt/wxglade
# python setup.py install --prefix /opt/wxglade running install running build running build_py creating build creating build/lib.linux-i686-2.7 creating build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/wxglade creating build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/wxglade/widgets creating build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/wxglade/widgets/combo_box [...] copying docs/html/ch04s23.html -> /opt/wxglade/share/doc/wxglade/doc/html copying docs/html/ch04s26.html -> /opt/wxglade/share/doc/wxglade/doc/html copying docs/html/ch05s02.html -> /opt/wxglade/share/doc/wxglade/doc/html copying docs/html/pr01.html -> /opt/wxglade/share/doc/wxglade/doc/html creating /opt/wxglade/share/doc/wxglade/doc/pdf copying docs/pdf/manual.pdf -> /opt/wxglade/share/doc/wxglade/doc/pdf creating /opt/share/man creating /opt/share/man/man1 copying docs/man/wxglade.1 -> /opt/wxglade/share/man/man1 copying docs/man/manpage.xml -> /opt/wxglade/share/doc/wxglade copying docs/src/manual.xml -> /opt/wxglade/share/doc/wxglade running install_egg_info Writing /opt/wxglade/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wxGlade-0.6.5_-py2.7.egg-info
After the installation has finished the wxGlade main script wxglade is located at <install directory>/bin.
Execute the script to start wxGlade
Example 1.2. Starting wxGlade at /opt/wxglade/bin/wxglade
# /opt/wxglade/bin/wxglade Starting wxGlade version 0.6.5 on Python 2.7.2+ Base directory: /opt/wxglade/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wxglade Documentation directory: /opt/wxglade/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wxglade/docs Icons directory: /opt/wxglade/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wxglade/icons Build-in widgets directory: /opt/wxglade/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wxglade/widgets Template directory: /opt/wxglade/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wxglade/templates Credits file: /opt/wxglade/share/doc/wxglade/credits.txt License file: /opt/wxglade/share/doc/wxglade/license.txt Tutorial file: /opt/wxglade/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wxglade/docs/html/index.html Using wxPython 22.214.171.124 loaded code generator for perl loaded code generator for XRC loaded code generator for python loaded code generator for lisp loaded code generator for C++ Found widgets listing -> /opt/wxglade/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wxglade/widgets/widgets.txt loading widget modules: frame dialog [...]