ANN: SPE 0.7.2.A IDE with wxGlade, Uml & Blender support

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Sat Feb 5 21:55:12 CET 2005

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 ships with wxGlade
(gui designer), PyChecker (source code doctor) and Kiki (regular
expression console). Spe is extensible with wxGlade.

The sidebar now features a file browser. I'm now trying to form a team
for future development of SPE. Besides me four people will join the

- Sam Widmer for CVS and bugfixes. So soon more collaboration on SPE
will be possible.
- Nir Aides (author of rpdb) for helping implementing the remote
- Kevin Walzer for the OS X Port of SPE. Please contact him for Mac
specific issues. Spe for the Mac will be distributed through:
- Jelle Feringa for documentation. The goal is to provide a pdf manual
with the SPE distribution based on the SPE wiki: Anyone who has comments or wants to edit
the wiki as well can contact Jelle.

If you like SPE, please contribute by coding, writing documentation or
donating. I would like to thank especially Michael Balk, who gave the
donation ever to SPE.

Also I would like to thank Michael Foord, who made SPE part of a new
Python distribution, called "movable python". It gives you the
possibility to carry your favorite developping environment on a USB
stick. So you can continue your work on any computer or test your
modules for different python versions. This distribution opens a lot of
new possibilities, check it out!! For more info, visit

:Batteries included:
  - Kiki:
      Regular Expression (regex) console. For more info:
  - PyChecker:
      PyChecker is a tool for finding bugs in python source code. It
      finds problems that are typically caught by a compiler for
      less dynamic languages, like C and C++. It is similar to lint.
      For more info:
  - wxGlade:
      wxGlade is a GUI designer written in Python with the
      popular GUI toolkit wxPython, that helps you create
      wxWindows/wxPython user interfaces. As you can guess by the
      name, its model is Glade, the famous GTK+/GNOME GUI builder,
      with which wxGlade shares the philosophy and the look & feel
      (but not a line of code). For more info:

:New features:
    - sidebar browser (iniated by Attila Magyar)

:Bug fixes:
    - segfaults in Browser
    - indentation can now be different from 4
    - mac osx fixes for kiki, wxGlade & XRC
    - scrollbars of UML view
    - initial sizing and positioning are now restored

    - Michael Balk
    - Jason Powell
    - David Ko Feng
    - Winchell Chung
    - Matthias Haberkorn
    - Kristjan Kannike
    - Robert Cowham
    - Andre Roberge
    - Chris S

  - Sam Widmer
  - Attila Magyar
  - Kevin Walzer
  - Thurston Stone

  - full python 2.3+
  - wxpython
  - optional blender 2.35+

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