If, like me, you fancied playing around with IronPython and Silverlight on Apache, here’s how I got mine set-up:

  1. Download and unpack DLRConsole.zip from http://silverlight.net/Samples/1.1/DLR-Console/DLRConsole.zip
  2. Added the following to my Apache httpd.conf file:
    ServerName DLRConsole
    DocumentRoot "C:/dev/DLRConsole"
    AddType text/python .py
    AddType text/jscript .jsx

    DirectoryIndex index.htm index.html

<Directory "C:/dev/DLRConsole">
    Options Indexes MultiViews
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

    DirectoryIndex index.htm index.html
  1. I also set up the following in my hosts file (typically located on Windows at C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32DRIVERSETCHOSTS): dlrconsole
  1. Re-start Apache and point your browser to http://dlrconsole

You may need to comment out any other Python handlers in you httpd.conf file and add them on a per <Directory> basis, but if you’ve got loads of Python-based sites on your Apache installation then your mileage may vary. Fortunately this wasn’t an issue for me so the following was sufficient:

AddHandler cgi-script .pl
#AddHandler cgi-script .py

For more on the DLRConsole see this article from MSDN Magazine.