How to build and run Hotwire from Subversion
On Unix systems you will want your operating system's packages of the Python bindings for gconf, gnomevfs, vte, dbus, gtksourceview, though Hotwire should work (with reduced functionality) without them.
yum install gnome-python2-gnomevfs python-dbus gnome-python2-desktop gnome-python2-gconf vte pygtksourceview
apt-get install python-vte python-dbus python-gnome2 python-pygtksourceview
svn checkout http://hotwire-shell.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ hotwire
Run this command from the source tree after having checked out from Subversion or unpacking the Zip file:
That's it! There is no compilation process, everything should work uninstalled.
Use the ''-n'' option to tell Hotwire to create a new instance:
python ui/hotwire -n
If you want to run Hotwire from your Subversion checkout, the best thing to do is to create a GNOME Panel launcher for it (or equivalent for other desktop environment). Here are some instructions for GNOME:
ExtendingHotwire explains how to create an extension in your home directory. To modify the core, you might look at issues tagged with "HotwireLoveBug" for a bug that a new developer could start on.
See also RoadMap for some longer-term projects.