I found a good tutorial on IBM on doing Python development with Eclipse. It might be a little out of date, but I think only the screens got moved around a little bit. It includes details on how to use ant, which I’ve recently started using with cruise control and PHP, so I’m becoming a fan.

I did run into an issue where I’d get the error ‘Variable references empty selection: ${project_loc}”, but a quick google brought me to a solution here.

I only had PDT installed, which doesn’t come with the Ant tools. You just need to install the Eclipse Java Development Tools. Found that tip on Stack Overflow.

Otherwise, a great tutorial on how to get working with Eclipse and Python.