Dear Elisa users,
The Elisa team is happy to announce the release of Elisa Media Center
0.5.11, code-named "Corporal Nobbs".
This 11th release of the 0.5 series introduces the following new
- Extended D-Bus API to control the media scanning process
- Rotation of pictures is available as a control of the photo player
- New D-Bus interface to perform common operations on the audio player:
play, pause, stop, currently playing media, etc.
- Favorites are now available for videos as well
On top of that few but hindering bugs have been resolved during this
A complete list of the new features and bugs fixed by this release is
Installers and sources can be downloaded from
Bug reports and feature requests are welcome at
Have a nice evening,
The Elisa team
This is a reminder of the upcoming pyArkansas one-day Python conference
being held on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas on Sat Oct 4,
2008. The schedule is pretty much set (
http://pycamp.python.org/Arkansas/Schedule) and has something for anyone
interested in Python, from intro workshops to advanced topics. Jeff Rush and
Noah Gift are scheduled to present workshops and talks while Dr. Bernard
Chen (UCA Faculty) will teach a 3-hour class on "Python for the Absolute
Beginner". Eggs, pyGame, standard library, Eclipse and OLPC are some of the
other talks scheduled.
This is a *FREE* event (we have GREAT sponsors), so all you need to bring is
yourself. We have over 45 people -- from 4 States -- registered and tons of
great swag and giveaways lined up.
See our wiki (http://pycamp.python.org/Arkansas/HomePage) for more details
and registration info.
Python Artists of Arkansas (pyAR^2)
I'm pleased to announce the release of Papywizard 1.0!
- bluetooth or serial connection (other buses easy to add)
- mainly targeted for Nokia 770/N800/N810
- 'mosaic' mode for high-resolution panos
- 'preset' mode for full-spherical panos
- freely customizable for any camera/lens configuration
- key shortcuts for efficient usage
- easy to use
What is Papywizard?
Papywizard is a free panohead control software, mainly developped for the
Merlin/Orion astronomic mount but usable for other panoheads, as long
as it is possible to talk to them (hardware/software).
The project is developped with the support of Kolor company, which
develops the famous Autopano Pro stitcher software.
Comments, questions and bug reports must be posted on APP forums.
The next PUB meeting takes place on 24.09. at newthinking store,
tucholskystr. 48, 10117 Berlin, Germany at 7pm.
Afterwards, we'll go to a restaurant for food and drink.
We welcome all people interested in the Python programming language.
best regards, stephan
IMDbPY 3.7 is available (tgz, deb, rpm, exe) from:
IMDbPY is a Python package useful to retrieve and manage the data of
the IMDb movie database about movies, people, characters and companies.
In this release the html parsers were replaced with new DOM/XPath-based
parsers, mostly based on the work of H. Turgut Uyar, who I thank.
Platform-independent and written in pure Python (and few C lines), it
can retrieve data from both the IMDb's web server and a local copy of
the whole database.
IMDbPY package can be very easily used by programmers and developers
to provide access to the IMDb's data to their programs.
Some simple example scripts are included in the package; other
IMDbPY-based programs are available from the home page.
Davide Alberani <alberanid(a)libero.it> [PGP KeyID: 0x465BFD47]
What is it?
The ``zc.async`` package provides **an easy-to-use Python tool that
work persistently and reliably across multiple processes and machines.**
- *Web apps*: maybe your web application lets users request the
creation of a
large PDF, or some other expensive task.
- *Postponed work*: maybe you have a job that needs to be done at a
not right now.
- *Parallel processing*: maybe you have a long-running problem that
can be made
to complete faster by splitting it up into discrete parts, each
parallel, across multiple machines.
- *Serial processing*: maybe you want to decompose and serialize a job.
High-level features include the following:
- easy to use;
- flexible configuration, changeable dynamically in production;
- supports high availability;
- good debugging tools;
- well-tested; and
- friendly to testing.
While developed as part of the Zope project, zc.async can be used
How does it work?
The system uses the Zope Object Database (ZODB), a transactional,
Python object database, for communication and coordination among
zc.async participants can each run in their own process, or share a
(run in threads) with other code.
The Twisted framework supplies some code (failures and reactor
primarily) and some concepts to the package.
Where can I read more?
Quickstarts and in-depth documentation are available in the package
the `new and exciting on-line documentation`_.
.. _`new and exciting on-line documentation`: http://packages.python.org/zc.async/1.5.0/
Thanks for your attention
WSO2 WSF/Jython provides an amazingly simple approach to create (Code First)
and consume Web Services in Jython. This framework integrates the Apache
Axis2 <http://ws.apache.org/axis2/> web services engine into Jython. Thus,
providing all the power and versatility of the Axis2 engine to the Jython
user. Now, with just a few lines of code, Jython users can enjoy the
benefits of Service Oriented Architecture using Web Services in their
Web Service clients written using WSF/Jython framework could invoke
enterprise web services which require WS-Security. Sending binary
attachments as MTOM is also supported.
WSO2 WSF/Jython is released under the Apache License
There are two packages that comes with this release, the server side and the
*Client Side Features*
Support for invoking Web Services in a simple clean manner
Ability to use WS-Addressing when invoking services
Ability to invoke services which require WS-Security
Ability to send binary attachments using MTOM
Server side Features
Support for exposing services written in Jython
DataBinding support using a simple annotation mechanism
Automated WSDL generation
- Ability to expose all enterprise features of
Axis2<http://ws.apache.org/axis2/>to services written in Jython
Deploying a Python Service on
Enterprise Web Services using
Issues can be reported using the public JIRA at
WSO2 WSF/Jython developers can be contacted via the mailing list ***
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Alternatively, questions can also be raised in the forums:
Thank you for your interest in WSO2 WSF/Jython
*The WSO2 WSF/Jython Development Team*
2008 WSO2 Inc.
I'm very happy to announce the release of VIFF version 0.7:
The changes since version 0.6 are:
PyOpenSSL is now used instead of GnuTLS and this enables secure
connections on Windows. The code dealing with starting a player has
been made much more robust and players can now be started in any
order. Player can now also be reliably shutdown. New runtime based on
homomorphic Paillier encryption supports just two players. Added a new
protocol for equality testing with secret shared result.
Virtual Ideal Functionality Framework is a framework for creating
efficient and secure multi-party computations (SMPC). Players, who do
not trust each other, participate in a joint computation based on
their private inputs. The computation is done using cryptographic
protocols which allows them to obtain a correct answer without
revealing their private inputs. Operations supported include addition,
multiplication, and comparison, all with Shamir secret shared outputs.
VIFF (Virtual Ideal Functionality Framework) brings easy and efficient
SMPC (Secure Multi-Party Computation) to Python. See: http://viff.dk/.