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       boa-constructor - RAD tool for Python and WxWindows


       boa-constructor  [-CDTSBERhv]  [-O directory] [--Constricted] [--Debug]
       [--Trace]     [--StartupFile]     [--BlockHomePrefs]     [--EmptyEditor
       [--RemoteDebugServer] [--help] [--version] [files...]


       This  manual  page documents briefly the boa-constructor command.  This
       manual page  was  written  for  the  Debian  distribution  because  the
       original program does not have a manual page.

       boa-constructor  is  an  IDE and a RAD tool for creating cross-platform
       applications built on top of the Python language and the WxWindows  GUI


       These  programs  follow  the  usual  GNU command line syntax, with long
       options starting with two  dashes  (‘-’).   A  summary  of  options  is
       included below.

       -O, --OverridePrefsDirName directory
              Specify  a different directory to load preferences from. Default
              is $HOME/.boa-constructor and is used if  it  exists.  Directory
              will be created (and populated) if it does not exist.

       -C, --Constricted
              Run in constricted mode, overrides the preferences.

       -D, --Debug
              Run  the  first  filename  passed  on  the  command-line  in the
              Debugger on startup.

       -T, --Trace
              Run in trace mode. Used for  tracking  down  core  dumps.  Every
              function  call is logged to a file which can later be parsed for
              a traceback.

       -S, --StartupFile
              Execute the script pointed to by $BOASTARTUP  or  $PYTHONSTARTUP
              in  the  Shell  namespace.  The  Editor  object  is available as
              sys.boa_ide. Overrides the preferences.

       -B, --BlockHomePrefs
              Prevent the $HOME directory being used.

       -E, --EmptyEditor
              Don’t open the files that were open last time Boa was closed.

       -R, --RemoteDebugServer
              Run the first filename passed on the command-line  in  a  Remote
              Debugger Server that can be connected to over a socket.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

       -v, --version
              Show version of program.


       The program contains an integrated help and a little tutorial.


       This  manual  page  was written by Cedric Delfosse <>,
       for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

                                  13 May 2003