On behalf of the Python development team, I'm gleeful to announce the second
alpha release of Python 2.7.
Python 2.7 is scheduled to be the last major version in the 2.x series. It
includes many features that were first released in Python 3.1. The faster io
module, the new nested with statement syntax, improved float repr, and the
memoryview object have been backported from 3.1. Other features include an
ordered dictionary implementation, unittests improvements, and support for ttk
Tile in Tkinter. For a more extensive list of changes in 2.7, see
http://doc.python.org/dev/whatsnew/2.7.html or Misc/NEWS in the Python
To download Python 2.7 visit:
Please note that this is a development release, intended as a preview of new
features for the community, and is thus not suitable for production use.
The 2.7 documentation can be found at:
Please consider trying Python 2.7 with your code and reporting any bugs you may
2.7 Release Manager
benjamin at python.org
(on behalf of the entire python-dev team and 2.7's contributors)
=== Leipzig Python User Group ===
We will meet on Tuesday, January 12 at 8:00 pm at the training
center of Python Academy in Leipzig, Germany
( http://www.python-academy.com/center/find.html ).
Markus Zapke-Gründemann will introduce the modules xml.sax and
xml.sax.handler. They are useful for fast processing of large amounts
of XML data.
Food and soft drinks are provided. Please send a short
confirmation mail to info(a)python-academy.de, so we can prepare
Everybody who uses Python, plans to do so or is interested in
learning more about the language is encouraged to participate.
While the meeting language will be mainly German, we will provide
English translation if needed.
Current information about the meetings are at
== Leipzig Python User Group ===
Wir treffen uns am Dienstag, 12.01.2010 um 20:00 Uhr
im Schulungszentrum der Python Academy in Leipzig
( http://www.python-academy.de/Schulungszentrum/anfahrt.html ).
Markus Zapke-Gründemann wird die Module xml.sax und
xml.sax.handler vorstellen, mit denen sich schnell große Mengen an
XML-Daten verarbeiten lassen.
Für das leibliche Wohl wird gesorgt. Eine Anmeldung unter
info(a)python-academy.de wäre nett, damit wir genug Essen
Willkommen ist jeder, der Interesse an Python hat, die Sprache
bereits nutzt oder nutzen möchte.
Aktuelle Informationen zu den Treffen sind unter
http://www.python-academy.de/User-Group zu finden.
IMDbPY 4.4 is available (tgz, 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, a huge number of bugs were fixed and many parsers were
made more robust.
Platform-independent and written in pure Python (and few C lines),
IMDbPY 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> [GPG KeyID: 0x465BFD47]
What is cx_Freeze?
cx_Freeze is a set of scripts and modules for freezing Python scripts
into executables in much the same way that py2exe and py2app do. It
requires Python 2.3 or higher since it makes use of the zip import
facility which was introduced in that version.
Where do I get it?
Changes from 4.1.1 to 4.1.2
1) Fix bug that caused the util extension to be named improperly.
2) Fix bug that prevented freezing from taking place if a packaged
submodule was missing.
3) Fix bug that prevented freezing from taking place in Python 3.x if
the encoding of the source file wasn't compatible with the encoding of
the terminal performing the freeze.
4) Fix bug that caused the base modules to be included in the
library.zip as well as the base executables.
Version 0.9.1 of RedNotebook has just been released.
You can get it at http://rednotebook.sourceforge.net
What is RedNotebook?
RedNotebook is a graphical diary and journal helping you keep track of
notes and thoughts. It includes a calendar navigation, customizable
templates, export functionality and word clouds. You can also format,
tag and search your entries. Packages are available for common Linux
distributions and Windows.
* Markup highlighting is now much faster
* Webkit can now be used for previews (in the config file, set useWebkit
* Make welcome text translatable
* Add comments for translators
* Make help available online
I am pleased to announce that EPD (Enthought Python Distribution)
6.0 has been released. This is the first EPD release which is based on
Python 2.6, and 64-bit Windows and MacOSX support is also available now.
You may find more information about EPD, as well as download a 30 day
free trial, here:
You can find a complete list of updates in the change log:
The Enthought Python Distribution (EPD) is a "kitchen-sink-included"
distribution of the Python Programming Language, including over 75
additional tools and libraries. The EPD bundle includes NumPy, SciPy,
IPython, 2D and 3D visualization, and many other tools.
It is currently available as a single-click installer for Windows XP,
and 7, MacOS (10.5 and 10.6), RedHat 3, 4 and 5, as well as Solaris 10
and x86_64/amd64 on all platforms).
EPD is free for academic use. An annual subscription including
support is available for individual and commercial use. Additional
options, including customization, bug fixes and training classes are
PyCon early-bird registration discounts end TOMORROW, Jan. 6.
The time for raw panic has arrived. Run into the nearest open public
place. Wave your arms in the air, tear your hair, and scream wildly.
Sobbing hysterically is a nice touch.
Or, if all that sounds too tiring for you, just stop by
http://us.pycon.org/2010/registration/ and register.
After tomorrow, rates will go from wonderfully-cheap $450/300/400
(corporate/individual/student) to still-pretty-darn-cheap $600/350/225.
Remind your friends! See you in Atlanta!
*** PyCon * Feb 17-25, 2010 * Atlanta, GA * us.pycon.org ***