[ANN] Movable Python Mega-Pack and MovablePython.NET

Fuzzyman fuzzyman at gmail.com
Sun Sep 17 21:44:11 CEST 2006

One of the most important new features of `Movable Python
<http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/movpy/>`_ is that it can work with
multiple interpreters. That can be other distributions of **Movable
Python**, an installed version of Python, IronPython, or in fact any
executable (or batch file or a Python script) [#]_.

If you have multiple **Movable Python** distributions, you can test
programs with any version of Python from a single interface. You can
also use the same interface to launch interactive interpreter sessions
for any of the interpreters.

The **Movable Python Mega-Pack** comes with all four distributions of
Movable Python (Python 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5). It also comes with
`IronPython 1.0 Final <http://www.codeplex.com/IronPython>`_. It is
pre-configured with these interpreters (the default is Python 2.4).

For a screenshot of the mega-pack and MovablePython.NET, see :


The **Movable Python Mega-Pack** costs £11.99 [#]_, around the cost of
two and a half distributions. You also get a couple of freebies. You
can obtain the Movable Python Mega-Pack from :

    `The Movable Python Groups Page

`Nanagram <http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/nanagram.html>`_ the
anagram maker is a fun program for making anagrams. It's especially fun
to make anagrams of your friends names.

This normally costs £5 for the full version.

The other freebie is **MovablePython.NET**. This is an experimental
build of Movable Python, written in C#. It isn't a stand-alone
interpreter, but a GUI launcher.

It lacks many of the features of the 'standard' Movable Python, but has
a nicer GUI and a few extra features.

These include :

* Auto detecting any installed Python
* Assigning system wide hot keys to scripts
* Drag and drop

This version will probably provide the basis of a GUI update for the
next version of Movable Python. If you purchase the Mega-Pack, you have
full access to all the individual distributions (including free updates
for a year), **Nanagram** and **MovablePython.NET** and a single
package containing all the distributions. This is pre-configured, and
weighs in at 80mb.

.. [#] So Movable Python can act as a GUI for any program, including
passing command line arguments. You may
       never need to use the command line again.
.. [#] Once Python 2.5 final is released, this will also be raised: so
be quick.

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