There is a fork of ZSH that has a Python module. It is able to run Powerline smoothly.
However, on MacOS X, it doesn’t correctly detect the Python libs upon compilation. There seems to be a similar problem for Vim with python support: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6490513/vim-failing-to-compile-with-python-on-os-x
The workaround is the same. Editing the
Makefile in the
config directory of the Python installation fixes this. The modification is
PYTHONFRAMEWORKINSTALLDIR instead of
PYTHONFRAMEWORKDIR on the line beginning with