On behalf of the Nikola team, I am pleased to announce the immediate
availability of Nikola v7.6.1. It fixes some bugs and adds new features.
What is Nikola?
Nikola is a static site and blog generator, written in Python.
It can use Mako and Jinja2 templates, and input in many popular markup
formats, such as reStructuredText and Markdown — and can even turn Jupyter
(IPython) Notebooks into blog posts! It also supports image galleries, and
is multilingual. Nikola is flexible, and page builds are extremely fast,
courtesy of doit (which is rebuilding only what has been changed).
Find out more at the website: https://getnikola.com/
Key Changes since v7.6.0
* Many Wordpress importer improvements
* Modern reST stylesheets, based in part on Bootstrap 3 (Issue #1150)
Get it on [GitHub] and [PyPI].
* Several improvements to WordPress importer (PR #1867):
* Allowing to export categories and category hierarchy with
* Allowing to exclude private posts, and allowing to include empty posts
* Allowing to use HTTP authentication for downloads with --download-auth
* Allowing to export comments with --export-comments
* Allowing to use WordPress page compiler to directly convert posts
to HTML on import with --transform-to-html
* Allowing to use WordPress page compiler on imported site instead of
converting posts to markdown with --use-wordpress-compiler
* Allowing to automatically install the WordPress page compiler when
needed with --install-wordpress-compiler
* Exporting information on attachments per post as JSON (#1867 and #1888)
* Exporting post status and excerpt
* New ‘pagekind’ variable available to identify different kind of pages
from theme templates
* Add ``--no-server`` option to ``nikola auto`` (Issue #1883)
* Always return unicode in slugify (Issue #1885)
* Remove logging handlers (Issue #1797)
* Add ``-d``, ``--detach`` option to ``nikola serve`` (Issue #1871)
* Use provided teaser format (``*_READ_MORE_LINK``) with custom teaser text
* Delete old ``bootstrap`` theme (use ``bootstrap3`` instead)
* Screen reader-friendly navbar collapses and dropdowns (Issue #1863)
* Modern reST stylesheets, based in part on Bootstrap 3 (Issue #1150)
* Add missing ``xmlns:xhtml`` namespace to sitemaps (Issue #1890)
* Fixed superfluous rebuild problems with Python 3. Note that this will
rebuilds for most sites. (Issue #1887)
* Fix links in sample post (Issue #1874)
* Don't use deprecated Yapsy methods (Isue #1868)
* Surpress wincing when auto is aborted during rebuilding
* Show tags only from the current language on tag listing pages (Issue
* Remove gap between line numbers and code (Issue #1859)
* Fix spurious warnings about posts published in the future (Issue #1850)
I'm glad to announce the release of psutil 3.1.0:
psutil (python system and process utilities) is a cross-platform library
for retrieving information on running processes and system utilization
(CPU, memory, disks, network) in Python. It is useful mainly for system
monitoring, profiling and limiting process resources and management of
running processes. It implements many functionalities offered by command
line tools such as: ps, top, lsof, netstat, ifconfig, who, df, kill, free,
nice, ionice, iostat, iotop, uptime, pidof, tty, taskset, pmap. It
currently supports Linux, Windows, OSX, FreeBSD and Sun Solaris, both
32-bit and 64-bit architectures, with Python versions from 2.6 to 3.5
(users of Python 2.4 and 2.5 may use 2.1.3 version). PyPy is also known to
- [Linux] disk_partitions() added support for ZFS filesystems.
- continuous tests integration for Windows
- continuous code quality test integration
- [Windows] Process.open_files() no longer hangs. Instead it uses a
thred which times out and skips the file handle in case it's taking too
to be retrieved. (patch by Jeff Tang)
- [Windows] Process.name() no longer raises AccessDenied for pids owned
by another user.
- [Windows] Process.memory_info() no longer raises AccessDenied for pids
owned by another user.
- [Linux] Process.cmdline() can be truncated.
- [Windows] add inet_ntop function for Windows XP to support IPv6.
- Home page: https://github.com/giampaolo/psutil
- Documentation: http://pythonhosted.org/psutil/
Giampaolo - http://grodola.blogspot.com
I am pleased to announce the release of xlwings v0.3.6:
This release mainly adds support for the brand new Excel 2016 on Mac and allows for a parallel installation of Excel 2011 and 2016.
Check the Release Notes for full details:
xlwings is a BSD-licensed python library that makes it easy to call python from
Excel and vice versa:
Interact with Excel from python using a syntax that is close to VBA yet pythonic.
Replace your VBA macros with python code and still pass around your workbooks as easily as before.
xlwings fully supports NumPy arrays and Pandas DataFrames.
It works with Microsoft Excel on Windows and Mac.
On behalf of the Python Spain association and the PyConES 2015 organizer
team, I am very pleased to announce that *the call for proposals for
PyConES 2015 is open*!
PyConES is the yearly Python Conference in Spain, which will celebrate
its third edition on November 21st and 22nd in Valencia, with a
tutorials/workshops session on Friday 20th. It is a moderately big
event, with a steady attendee count of 350 people since its very first
edition in Madrid and three parallel tracks. You can read the details of
the announcement here:
You can already buy your tickets for the conference: the early bird ones
were sold in less than 24 hours, and we expect them to be sold out soon
after the schedule is published, so don't miss your opportunity!
For further information please don't hesitate to contact us on this email:
See you at PyConES this November!
Juan Luis Cano
PyConES 2015 Team
Chair of Python Spain Association
Trac 0.12.7 Released
Trac 0.12.7, a maintenance release for the long term
maintenance release line 0.12.x, is here.
You will find this release at the usual places:
For the security conscious people, the md5sums of the packages are:
Trac 0.12.7 fixes a minor security issue, as well as a half dozen
other minor issues:
- InterWiki filters links through `[wiki] safe_schemes` option if
`[wiki] render_unsafe_content` is disabled (#12053).
You can find the detailed list of tickets at:
Many thanks to the growing number of people who have, and continue to,
support the project. Also our thanks to all people providing feedback
and bug reports that helps us make Trac better, easier to use and more
effective. Without your invaluable help, Trac would not evolve. Thank
Finally, we offer hope that Trac will prove itself useful to like-
minded programmers around the world, and that this release will be
an improvement over the last version.
Please let us know. :-)
/The Trac Team http://trac.edgewall.org/
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I'm pleased to announce 3 related releases of Pikka Bird, a new ops
monitoring tool aiming for ease of use and configuration.
Pikka Bird ops monitoring tool Collector component. (Python)
Pikka Bird ops monitoring tool Server component. (Python)
Pikka Bird ops monitoring tool Puppet module. (Puppet)
Changelogs would be fairly long, so excuse me for not posting them
here. If you are interested, however, please see `CHANGELOG.md` in the
repos above, or the main release announcements on the `pikka.bird`
Librelist. (archives http://librelist.com/browser/pikka.bird/, sign up
details in repos above)
This is my first public announcement of a release on this list. Thus,
it is possible that I by accident somehow breach etiquette for a
missive of this nature. If this transpires, please accept my apologies
- -- and please also let me know! :)
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