Mu Python IDE 1.0 to be Released

According to the developers, Mu can be a good tool for beginners, but they do not expect to make this platform universal
26 July 2018   1396

British developer Nicholas Tollervey announced the release of Mu version 1.0, a new IDE for Python. The tool is positioned as a development environment for beginners and is available for Windows, MacOS, Linux and Raspbian, the official OS of the Raspberry Pi platform. To ensure an easy start, the developers have prepared a guide for beginners working with the new IDE.

When you start the development environment, you can choose one of the following modes of operation:

  • Python 3 programmming;
  • micro: bit programming;
  • games development using Pygame Zero;
  • CircuitPython boards operations using Adafruit.

Mu Interface
Mu Interface

The development environment has the following capabilities:

  • markup of syntax;
  • automatic indents;
  • built-in help;
  • code checking;
  • error tracking.

According to the developers, Mu can be a good tool for beginners, but they do not expect to make this platform universal. Having enough experience, the programmer can choose a more advanced IDE.

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