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The README is in Google's codepreview which uses Google-appengine.

To run the app locally (e.g. for testing), download the Google App Engine SDK from You can then run the server using

  make serve

I run make serve in my terminal after moving to my Application -folder in OS X Leopard.

I get

make: *** No rule to make target `serve'.  Stop.

How can you run the make serve to run the server for Google AppEngine?

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Please, create tag for Google-appengine. – Masi Jul 20 '09 at 22:24
Tag created.... – Dan Walker Jul 20 '09 at 22:27
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To run a make target you have to be in the same directory as the Makefile, as far as I know. So after you download and extract/mount (I don't know which SDK you downloaded: Python or Java), cd into the directory with the Makefile and then you can type make server. Then it should work.

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I downloaded App-Engine Launcher for Mac. I assumed that some SDK is inside it. – Masi Jul 20 '09 at 22:36
Did you go into codepreview's directory which contains the Makefile? That's where you type make serve – Jorge Israel Peña Jul 20 '09 at 23:53

I think that may be a menu item within Try running it and poking around in the menus.

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Thanks for the tip, but I did not find such a menu-item, not even by searching its manuals with the keywords. – Masi Jul 26 '09 at 6:40

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