On most Linux platforms Python is already installed, please check the Version (it should be 2.6, of it is older, make sure that “ctypes” is installed).
With your favorite package manager install
and probably also
(An excellent but very big alternative for the IDE is eclipse with Pydev)
This leaves us with
to do this as fast as possible:
(the included dll-file is used for videocapturing on windows systems. It will never be used in linux, but there will be a matching ”.so”-file in the future to support video for linux (V4L2).
If you are ready, let's get started!