How to Install doxx on Mac OSX

doxx on Mac OSX

In order to run doxx, you need to have the Python interpreter on your machine. While Mac OSX 10.9 comes pre-installed with Python, let’s upgrade to the current Python release.

There are a few options.

Install Python with Homebrew

If you use the Mac OSX package manager, Homebrew, you can use the following command to upgrade your Python version to the current release:

$ brew install python

Install Python with a Mac Installer

Head to the Python download page, and click through the latest Python 2 release link. Click on the Mac OSX 64-bit installer file to download the file. Double click on the file to launch and execute the installer.

Install Python from Source

If you’ve previously installed XCode (or installed a compiler on your machine without the XCode install), you can compile and install Python from the source code. Download the current Python release tar archive and unpack it. Navigate to the top level of the source directory in your Terminal application and run the following commands:

$ ./configure
$ make && make install

How to Install doxx

The Python package manager, pip, is installed with the latest Python releases and can be used to install doxx on your system. Use the following command:

$ pip install doxx

You will see install process reporting in the standard output of the terminal followed by a confirmation that the install took place without issues.

Confirm your doxx install with the command:

doxx --version

The current release version of doxx should be displayed in your terminal.

You’re all set. Head to the doxx documentation or check out other tutorials to get started.

doxx Upgrades After Your Install

For future reference, you can upgrade to a new version of doxx with the following pip command:

pip install --upgrade doxx

The current doxx release version is displayed on the main documentation page and new version announcements are posted to @doxxapp on Twitter. The changelog has details about what was included in each release.