Eric 6 User's Guide
About This Guide[edit | edit source]
Eric 6 was first released in 2014 and has been updated from time to time by the developer, Detlev Offenbach. This guide was started in mid-2020, based on the then-current Eric 6 version 20. The developer subsequently announced that he was planning changes to the Human Machine Interface, and later, that Eric 7 was in development. In that light, work was suspended on the guide. The intention is to re-purpose this material in support of a User's Guide to Eric 7, once it is released, with perhaps some updates here in non-version specific areas.
The goal of the Eric 6 User's Guide is to help users of Eric 6, a rich and sophisticated integrated development environment (IDE) for Python and other programming languages, notably Ruby.
The Eric 6 User’s Guide is under development. The intention is that it will contain detailed information about Eric’s main features, tools and benefits and demonstrate them through some typical use-cases.
The guide will probably be most useful to those with some Python experience who are new, occasional or basic users of Eric. Although it may turn into it, the guide is not currently intended to be comprehensive documentation of Eric’s every feature; rather, it focuses on the most popular, useful and powerful ones. It supplements the information available in the Technical Report prepared by Pietro Moras.
The Eric developer is not involved in the creation of this Wikibook. Any errors, omissions or misstatements here should not be blamed on him.
You Can Help![edit | edit source]
The guide is being built by a group of grateful Eric users. You can help by joining in - if you have something to add, don't hesitate. You are strongly encouraged to do so. There are many things you can do:
- edit existing text to correct errors, improve the writing, or make additions.
- add new material: use-cases, tutorials or reference material. It doesn't have to be a magnum opus. Pick a favourite Setting or Extra - maybe only a few sentences or paragraphs.
- upload new images (screen shots or sample renders) - read the details below before you do though.
- join Wikibooks as a writer/editor by creating an account.
Organization[edit | edit source]
The guide is organized into the following sections:
- Getting Started
- Editing with Eric
- Eric for GUI Development
- Other Tools
- Licensing and Attributions