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This page describes the planning of Pyjama Editor and Shell. The Pyjama IDE is a cross-platform environment for learning about computing. This is part of the Pyjama Project.


The Pyjama interface is written in C#. This will allow any of the .NET/Mono Languages (IronPython, IronRuby, PyjamaScheme, JavaScript, F#, J#, etc) to use the API.


One can program either in Visual Studio (only available on Windows) or in Mono (available on most platforms). Mono has a development environment (called MonoDevelop), but you can also use any editor. There is a free Visual Studio Express available from Microsoft. Pyjama requires Mono 2.6 and is also for free from [1].

On Linux and Mac OSX

You'll need the following:

  1. On Mac OSX, you will need XCode (to give you "make").
  2. Mono 2.6. Get the mono, mono-basic, and libgdi packages.
    1. wget FILE.tar.bz2
    2. tar xf FILE.tar.bz2
    3. cd FILE
    4. ./configure
    5. make
    6. make install
    7. Repeat for all parts of mono...
  3. Pyjama Sources. From the command line:
$ svn co Pyjama
$ cd Pyjama
(You might have to edit src/Makefile to change the location of Mono)
$ make

That will build and run Pyjama.

On Windows

  1. You will need the .NET Compact Framework
  2. You will need a Visual Studio, such as this free version: Visual Studio Express
  3. Checkout the SVN directory from:
  4. Build the Solution in that directory
  5. Run it

Screen Shots


For more, see PyjamaScreenShots


Didn't build? Won't run? Send me a note: dblank AT cs DOT brynmawr DOT edu


  1. Mono 2.6 Download - get the latest trunk (version 134529 as of May 21, 2009)
  2. Visual Studio Express
  3. .NET Framework