This is a maintenance release (mostly bug fixing) to prove that SPE is alive and well! In case you are using wxPython2.7 you'll need to upgrade to this release. Submitted patches will be reviewed and included if approved for next release. Thanks for all your patient support and continuing donations.
The SPE 0.8.2.a release got downloaded 110550 times on berlios and sourceforge together. Not bad. This means SPE has not seen an update for a while or is getting very popular. Maybe both ;-)
Installers are available for python 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5 for Windows and as a rpm including wxPython. Other operating systems can choose the no-setup.zip or targ.gz archives. A .deb archive is being prepared for Debian Linux systems such as Ubuntu.
wxGlade is unfortunately not compatible with wxPython2.7. So if you want to use, you'll need wxPython2.6.
The development of SPE is driven by donations. Each of these donors receives the pdf manual in thanks for their support of SPE.
About SPE: SPE is a python IDE with auto-indentation, auto completion, call tips, syntax coloring, uml viewer, syntax highlighting, class explorer, source index, auto todo list, sticky notes, integrated pycrust shell, python file browser, recent file browser, drag&drop, context help, ... Special is its blender support with a blender 3d object browser and its ability to run interactively inside blender. Spe integrates with XRCed (gui designer) and ships with wxGlade (gui designer), PyChecker (source code doctor), Kiki (regular expression console) and WinPdb (remote, multi-threaded debugger).
The development of SPE is driven by its donations. Anyone who donates can ask for an nice pdf version of the manual without ads (74 pages).