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Python 3 Developer Environment Setup

Windows

Install Python

  1. Download and install from python.org. At the time of this writing, "Python 3.10.8" is recommended. During install note these options:
    1. Choose Add python.exe to PATH
    2. Choose Disable path length limit
  2. In Windows settings, search "Manage app execution aliases" and:
    1. Disable App Installer: python.exe
    2. Disable App Installer: python3.exe
    3. Disable App Installer: python3.7.exe
  3. Browse in explorer to %AppData%\Local\Programs\Python\Python310 and copy python.exe to python3.exe

Install Git

  1. Download and install from git-scm.org. During installation take the defaults except for:
    1. Configuring the line ending conversions: choose Checkout as-is, commit Unix-style line endings

Configure Git

From a command line:

  1. git config --global user.name "FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME"
  2. git config --global user.email "MY_NAME@example.com"
  3. Optional, if you want to set an editor: git config --global core.editor "PATH TO EDITOR"

Clone the chirp git repository (master branch)

From a command line:

C:\Users\{user}\Documents> git clone https://github.com/kk7ds/chirp
C:\Users\{user}\Documents> cd chirp

Install the python dependencies

  1. python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt
  2. python3 -m pip install tox

Optional, but recommended: Install GitHub CLI

Via winget: winget install --id GitHub.cli or manually from github.com

Note: {user} as shown in paths above is the logged in Windows user
Note: The steps above were done on Windows 10 Pro, version 22H2

MacOS

Install command-line tools

$ xcode-select --install

Clone the chirp git repository

$ git clone https://github.com/kk7ds/chirp
$ cd chirp

Install python requirements

$ python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt
$ python3 -m pip install tox

(Note that tox is only needed for running tests, not for running chirp itself)

Run chirp

$ ./chirpwx.py

Linux

These instructions are for Debian/Ubuntu, but should be generally applicable to other distros, possibly with different package names. You can use all distro packages (recommended), or install the python requirements with pip install -r requirements.txt but you probably want to get wxPython from distro packages.

Install packages

$ sudo apt install git python3-wxgtk4.0 python3-serial python3-six python3-future python3-requests python3-pip
$ python3 -m pip install tox

(Note that tox is only needed for running tests, not for running chirp itself)

Clone the chirp git repository

$ git clone https://github.com/kk7ds/chirp

Run chirp

$ cd chirp
$ ./chirpwx.py

Updated by Dan Smith 24 days ago · 9 revisions