As part of the CP4E project, we're planning to do major work on IDLE. This includes an overhaul of the debugger, adding project management, customization, and more.
We've created a new mailing list to discuss this work. Jeremy and I expect to do most of the work here at CNRI, but we welcome contributions and design discussions. We plan to carry out most of our own discussions about IDLE on the list as well. I'll post a more detailed document about our plans to the list, once enough people have signed up.
IDLE will continue to be part of the standard Python distribution. Contributions will be treated the same way as regular contributions to Python (see python.org/patches) but they will be discussed and should be posted to the idle-dev mailing list.
To join the mailing list, go to
See you there!
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/%7Eguido/)