eGenix.com mxCGIPython Version 0.4.0
An easy-to-install one-file Python Interpreter
WHAT IS IT ?:
mxCGIPython is a project to provide a complete ready-to-run
Python interpreter in one single executable file. The main
intent for supplying such a single file executable is to
ease deployment of Python for CGI scripting even when the ISP
is not willing or able to install Python for you.
The mxCGIPython archive contains everything needed to build
the one file interpreter. The web page provides a set of links
to contributed binaries for direct use in addition to setup
instructions to get the binaries up and running at your ISP.
See the documentation page for a list of available binary
packages. Binaries for new platforms are always welcome :-)
WHAT'S NEW ?
Version 0.4.0 was updated for Python 2.1.2.
The project already includes a large collection of Python 1.5.2
binaries and will hopefully grow an equally large collection of
Python 2.1.2 binaries soon.
WHERE CAN I GET IT ?
The download archives and instructions for installing the packages can
be found at:
WHAT DOES IT COST ?
The packages comes with a Python 2.0 style license, which means
that you can use them in both commercial and non-commercial settings
without fee or charge.
The binaries are covered by the usual Python licenses.
WHERE CAN I GET SUPPORT ?
Commercial quality support for these packages is available from
eGenix.com Software GmbH. Please see
for details about the eGenix support offerings.
CEO eGenix.com Software GmbH
Company & Consulting: http://www.egenix.com/
Python Software: http://www.egenix.com/files/python/
What it is:
VideoCapture is a Python extension for Win32 which makes it possible
to access video-capture devices (e.g. a USB webcam, a TV-card, ...).
What is new in version 0.6:
*) Included a precompiled binary of the low level module linked
against Python 2.2.
*) Put a standalone executable of the GUI program 'webcam-watcher' on
*) Added scp as an additional upload method in webcam-uploader
(additionally to ftp).
*) Other minor enhancements to all the programs in the 'Tools' folder.
*) The displayPropertyPage() dialog is displayed on top of all other
*) The filtergraph is rebuild after calling displayPropertyPage().
a kdf file format reader
a file reader/writer for kdf format as in cantata environmnet
antonio cavallo (cavallo(a)kip.uni-heidelberg.de)
<a href="kdfio.sourceforge.net">kdfio</a> -- a kdf file format reader
Decentralized file sharing, chat and news application
The Circle is a peer-to-peer application that provides file sharing,
instant messaging, and news services. It's novel feature is that while
it is fully decentralized, the method it uses to search for files and
people theoretically scales to millions or billions of users. Advanced
features include the ability to download a file from multiple sources
simulataneously, the ability to send messages to people who are not
currently online, and the ability to generate a customized news service
by specifying trusted sources of news.
Platform: Linux, BSD, Win32 soon
Categories: Net Applications, P2P Applications
Paul Harrison (pfh(a)csse.monash.edu.au)
<a href="http://yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au/~pfh/circle/">The Circle</a> --
Decentralized file sharing, chat and news application
Python Journal new issue 2(2) is out and about at pythonjournal.cognizor.com
with articles and a fairly detailed digest of the content of the 4 very full
days of the 2002 Python10 conference. Focus in the articles of this issue
is on deepening understanding of how python works -- recursion, PySpy.
First -- The pythonista thinks about repeating functions: Alternative
recursion methods with iteration splitoff auxiliaries, having different oopses
and efficiencies. Then -- Inspect your own pet python's looping and leaping.
In realtime! Tutorial on Malcolmson's PySpy shows what documentation ;)
looks like inside out, how basic program structures including recursion
vs. iteration really slither along. Screenshots, congeners (and cf.
PySpy's 5th generation architecture mixes several programming languages like
many of the python10 works. Expand to the level you want, then watch the
changing of your
variables and function calls as python proceeds along its train of
its introspection, PySpy teases us with the possibility of python
consciousness. Great study tool.
NOTE: Usually at <A HREF="http://pythonjournal.com">
http://pythonjournal.com</a>, look for it presently at <A
Dr. S. Candelaria de Ram
I would like to announce a little python extension I wrote some
time ago. I hope to get some feedback about it, especially on
how to get it to run under linux.
Get it at:
Hardware random number generator interface, needs windows, intel
security driver installed and specific hardware mostly found
on intel 810...850 like motherbords.
Anton Vredegoor <anton(a)vredegoor.doge.nl>
Announcing version 5b2 of Installer:
This is a minor bug fix release. Fixed:
- Problems running in root directory of a drive
- Error when used as Apache CGI on Linux
Unix (relying on volunteers)
tested with Python 1.5 to 2.2
What is it:
The Installer package is any easy way to deploy
Python apps to systems without Python installed
(or with incompatible Pythons installed).
Installer support single-file and single-directory
deployments. On Windows, Installer supports
COM, including in-process COM servers.
Release 5b2</A>Easy Python app deployment. (15-Feb-
What is it:
The Sybase module provides a Python interface to the Sybase relational
database system. It supports all of the Python Database API, version
2.0 with extensions.
Since the 0.32 release I have come to the realisation that the Sybase
dynamic SQL functionality is not nearly general enough to use for
correct DB-API functionality. I have thrown up my hands and gone back
to the drawing board with the high level Sybase.py module.
Status of 0.33pre2, 0.33pre3:
The 0.33pre2 release seems to be quite solid. I have not received any
complaints from any of the 10 (count them) people who downloaded the
module. Ben Gertzfield managed to implement a multi-threaded whois
server on top of the 0.32pre2 release.
The only problems reported for 0.33pre3 were the Solaris build needed
tweaking and the tar file unpacks to an unversioned directory.
Changes for 0.33pre4:
1) In implementing some sample code to assist a user I discovered a
threading locking problem with the Cursor.__del__() method.
Management of the Cursor related Connection locks has been
2) Solaris build has been fixed again - thanks to Kent Polk.
3) The tar file now unpacks to a directory called sybase-<release>.
The changes for this release are so slight that I am inclined to mark
release this as the next stable release in a week or so.
Extra Extra Pleading:
Please download the pre-release version, try it out, and then send me
some mail telling me what you found. You would be surprised at how
little mail I get regarding the Sybase module, I really do need your
help. If more than 7 to 10 people tried the module we would all
The module is available here:
The module home page is here:
The O'Reilly Open Source Convention (July 22-26, 2002 -- San Diego,
CA) is accepting proposals for tutorials, talks, panels, and lightning
talks. See the Call for Participation in the Python and Zope track on
python.org. Proposals are due by March 1, so don't wait a moment
Details available at:
CFP URL: http://www.python.org/workshops/oscon2002/cfp.html
-- David Ascher
[Guido's the program chair, but he's on the road, so I'm filling in]
PS: Feel free to resend this to whatever mailing lists may be