the last one for today is "ReSTedit", a native Mac OS X Cocoa GUI tool using PyObjC and Docutils to provide an intuitive way of exploring, editing and rendering text in the ReStructuredText format. Please see the attached Readme below. As usual I'm grate- ful for any comments or insights you might have to share!
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ReSTedit is a Mac OS X demo for interactively exploring ReStructuredText.
ReSTedit is a GUI tool for editing and interactivly exploring texts in the ReStructuredText _ format (or ReST) as introduced by the Docutils _ project. Despite being very simple ReSTedit is very useful for quickly checking if Docutils renders some text as you would expect it. You only paste it into a ReSTedit window to see if it's ok or not, without writing any test code around it.
ReSTedit is extremely simple to use. You paste an input text into the lower half of a window or type it in there and ReSTedit renders your text into the default HTML format which it displays in the upper half of the window. The rendering takes place silently in the background and the upper output half will tell you which errors were detected if there were any. And that's it. When you're done you can copy your text out, again... Hyperlinks are displayed the usual way and are clickable, too (launching your default webbrowser). And images are also correctly displayed (don't forget the file:// prefix for local files!).
:0.1: first release, relying on an external Python interpreter :0.2: repackaged with Python 2.2.3 and PyObjC 1.0b and Docutils 0.3 included
There are no special requirements for running ReSTedit. From version 0.2 it ships as a standalone application which should be running on any Mac OS X 10.x, althouth it was developped on 10.2. As it comes with full source code you can build ReSTedit yourself, if you have Apple's developer tools installed, plus some Python interpreter version 2.2 or higher, plus PyObjC 1.0b _.
ReSTedit is released under the GPL - see the included file, "GPL.txt".
The ReSTedit distribution, screenshots and a sample movie of ReSTedit in action are all available from:
Among other GUI tools similar to ReSTedit is DocFactory _. If you know more of them, please send me a short note.
ReSTedit is really just a proof of concept. I'm certainly not planning to make it a full-fledged editor. Right now, ReSTedit does nothing meaningful when attempting to save or open a file, but this will be enabled, soon. As usual: your help and suggestions are very welcome!
..  http://docutils.sourceforge.net/spec/rst/reStructuredText.html ..  http://docutils.sourceforge.net ..  http://pyobjc.sourceforge.net ..  http://docutils.sourceforge.net/sandbox/gschwant/docfactory/doc/
Dinu Gherman, dinu at mac dot com, 2003-09-09