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A GUI for managing Python virtual environments.

Project description

A GUI for managing multiple Python virtual environments


VenviPy is a graphical user interface for creating or modifing customized virtual environments quick and easy. It was developed for *NIX systems and has been tested on various distributions.

VenviPy provides a set of features like a wizard, that guides the user through the creation process, a table that shows an overview of installed environments in a specific directory and a collection of context menu actions like listing detailed information about an environment and much more.

The main menu:

The wizard:

Output when running pip commands:

Key Features

  • Create virtual environments with any Python version (3.3+)
  • Clone an environment from a requirements file
  • Generate requirements from an existing environment
  • Add a description to an environment

  • Install and update Pip and Wheel with one click
  • Search and install packages from PyPI
  • Install from requirements files
  • Install from local stored project directories
  • Install from a VCS project url (currently git only)
  • Install from local or remote source archives

  • List detailed information about installed packages
  • Show dependency tree (using pipdeptree package)
  • Open a project’s PyPI website in your browser


If you want to run VenviPy using your operating system’s Python (3.6+) you will have to make sure that the packages python3-venv and python3-pip are installed, because in this case the operating system’s venv and pip will be used to perform commands.

Also installing packages directly into your operating system’s Python is discouraged. If you want to do it anyway, you can do it like this:

$ python3.x -m pip install venvipy

The better way however is to create a virtual environment and install VenviPy into it:

$ python3.x -m venv [your_venv]
$ source [your_venv]/bin/activate


To install the latest stable version of VenviPy:

$ (your_venv) pip install venvipy

for the developement version:

$ (your_venv) pip install git+

Now you can launch

  • the main menu via:

    • $ (your_venv) venvipy
  • or run the wizard standalone to quickly create and set up an environment:

    • $ (your_venv) venvipy-wizard

Running from source

Clone the repository (use the --depth option):

$ (your_venv) git clone --depth 50

Cd into the repo folder and install the dependencies. On Python 3.6 you will also need to install the dataclasses package:

$ (your_venv) pip install PyQt5==5.15.4 PyQt5-sip requests beautifoulsoup4

or from requirements.txt:

$ (your_venv) pip install -r requirements.txt

Then you can

  • launch the main menu:

    • $ (your_venv) python venvipy/
  • or run the wizard standalone to quickly create and set up an environment:

    • $ (your_venv) python venvipy/


Contributions are welcomed, as well as Pull requests, bug reports, and feature requests.

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