First launch


First of all, we need to install Devparrot. For now, Devparrot is not on Pypi. Thus we need to download source and install them.

Nothing complicated, first download source from git:

$ git clone git://

And install them :

$ cd devparrot
$ pip install .

First Launch

Now that we have installed Devparrot, we can launch it:

$ devparrot

You will see a message telling you that ".devparrotrc" is missing. Don't worry, it's just that your config file is not yet created. We will see later on how to create it.

Where are the buttons ?

If you come from a graphical IDE, Devparrot will seems pretty minimalist (not to say austere).

But if you come from vi or emacs, there is nothing new here.

Lets make a small tour of Devparrot:

Open a file

There is several way to open a file. You can :

Edit a file

To edit a file, it is pretty simple :

Save a file

To save a file, nothing complicated :

You see, nothing complicated, it's everything you can espect from a classical text editor.

That's pretty easy, but the real power of devparrot come from the command system.