git clone 'git://github.com/jorgenschaefer/pyvenv.git'
This is a simple global minor mode which will replicate the changes done by virtualenv activation inside Emacs.
The main entry points are
pyvenv-activate, which queries the user
for a virtual environment directory to activate, and
which queries for a virtual environment in
virtualenv.el is the original virtualenv implementation for Emacs. I used it for a long time, but didn’t like some of the design decisions.
For example, it does not modify
process-environment so does not set
a virtual environment for
M-x compile and other external processes.
M-x virtualenv-workon requires a prefix argument to actually
change the current virtual environment. And it does not support
virtualenvwrapper’s hooks, which I use to set up a working
All in all, too much magic for too little gain. So I figured I’d write my own. Still, it’s an excellent package and I’m very grateful to have used it for a long time.