General installation help: 6:30-8:00PM Tuesday & Wednesday in Open Spaces.
No, you are not dreaming! The week of PyCon 2012 is finally here, and on Thursday morning you will be surrounded by two dozen other attendees to learn about how Sphinx can help you write friendly documentation.
Whatever brand of laptop you will be bringing, you can save valuable time in the tutorial by going ahead and getting Sphinx installed before you even arrive at PyCon.
So what are the typical steps to doing an install? Typically, a Python programmer installs a package that she would like to try out by creating a new virtual environment, and then using the pip command inside to perform the install. If you do not already have the virtual environment tool installed on your system, do not worry! It works fine when downloaded as a stand-alone script.
Here are the install steps:
python virtualenv.py sphinxenv cd sphinxenv bin/pip install Sphinx bin/sphinx-quickstart
Again, just let me know if you have any problems. Otherwise, I will see you bright and early on Thursday morning!