ANN: SPE 0.8.4.c Python IDE editor

Stani at
Thu Feb 14 19:31:01 CET 2008

As SPE was being developed for more than a year in subversion, I
thought it is time for a release again. This is a major bugfix
release. It ships updated plugins and also some new features,
especially if you use Linux or Blender, for which Witold did a great
job. I would also like to thank in particular the webhost
for their support and patience.

New features:

    * new versions of WinPdb debugger, PyChecker, wxGlade & XRCed gui
    * clear output pane
    * support for wxPython 2.8
    * linux support for nautilus, gnome-terminal, konqueror, konsole,
    * improved blender support up to 2.45 (by Witold)


    * sidebar sash more tolerant
    * show path in title (linux)
    * run with filename with spaces
    * nicer debug dialog box
    * kill process fix
    * notebook
    * insert signature
    * numpad keys (by isolationism)
    * find tab with nonexisting files
    * add environment to (linux)
    * better warning for documentation for unsaved files
    * better handling of new empty files
    * many more...

Installing on Debian(unstable) and Ubuntu Hardy:

    sudo apt-get install spe

Installing on all other platforms:

   1. Download either the zip or tar ball from here
   2. Unzip it where you want and do NOT rename the _spe folder
   3. Start SPE from within the _spe folder with "python"

About SPE:
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
ability to run interactively inside blender. Spe integrates with XRCed
designer) and ships with wxGlade (gui designer), PyChecker (source
code doctor), Kiki (regular expression console) and WinPdb (remote,
multi-threaded debugger).

The development of SPE is driven by its donations. Anyone who donates
can ask for an nice pdf version of the manual without ads (74 pages).

For more info go to

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