[python-advocacy] Python wiki theme

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Fri Jun 6 04:47:54 CEST 2008

Hello Andre,

Sorry to jump in - but on a related subject there is a new release of 
Silverlight due out this week. This finally fixes the bugs that 
prevented me from writing a Python interpreter for the browser.

I have a project nearly ready that puts a Python interpreter (that runs 
*in the browser* with Silverlight - which means Mac and Windows until 
Moonlight is ready) inside an HTML textarea. Javascript makes the text 
area behave like the Python interpreter at the console (you can only 
enter new text on the bottom line after the interpreter prompt).

This means we will be able to embed live examples (with the standard 
library or other modules available) inside public facing web pages.

I hope to have an example of this running within about a week.

Michael Foord

Andre Roberge wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> One SOC project currently worked on by a student (Florian Birée)
> includes the creation of a parser for the MoinMoin wiki engine
> (http://moinmo.in) enabling the embedding of special instructions for
> Crunchy (http://code.google.com/p/crunchy).  Such a tool will allow,
> for example, teachers to write doctest-based exercises at a central
> repository.  These exercises could be loaded up by students using
> Crunchy and be useful interactive learning objects.  Due to the
> collaborative nature of wikis, I would hope/expect that a significant
> collection of such exercises could be built over time.  This, in turn,
> should help promote the adoption of Python as a first programming
> language.   Hence, the relevance to the advocacy list. ;-)
> Florian's work has already resulted in something usable that I would
> like to "promote" soon via a video on showmedo.com.  However, in order
> to help promote Python's "image", I would like the wiki theme to be
> similar to the one at http://wiki.python.org/moin/.   (Ideally, if I
> had access to the official theme, I would only replace the python logo
> by the "Crunchy Python powered" logo.)
> There are a number of themes publicly available for MoinMoin on the
> MoinMoin site, but the one used at http://wiki.python.org/moin/ is not
> one of them, nor did I find any that was significantly close.  I was
> wondering if anyone knew if the python.org wiki theme (or one closely
> related to it) was available somewhere.
> Cheers,
> André
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