Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Nov 10)

Emile van Sebille python-url at phaseit.net
Mon Nov 10 10:45:55 CET 2003


QOTW: "A good rule of thumb is: The less non-python stuff you have around,
the better. Non-python parts of any given system are invariably the ones 
causing most of the problems :-)." --Ville Vainio

"The Language Reference [http://www.python.org/doc/current/ref/ref.html]
is very readable, not excessively formal, and well worth a read." -- alan
kennedy


    Will Stuyvesant asks how to protect his software from prying eyes when 
    offering trial versions of commercial software.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=cb035744.0311030035.2ffb5e06@posting.google.com

    ActiveState no longer includes PyPPM, a utility for managing Python 
    extension modules, from current releases of ActivePython, and now plans 
    to come up with a good next-generation system that leverages PyPI and 
    distutils.  Feedback solicited.
        http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Mail/Message/ActivePython/1872769
     
    Thomas Heller releases py2exe 0.5 for python 2.3.  py2exe is a distutils
    extension to convert python scripts into executable windows programs.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=he1f521c.fsf@python.net
    
    Kevin Oliver replies to Stefano with EClass, a cross-platform, open 
    source software toolkit for authoring, managing and delivering
    e-learning via computer or the Internet
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=rq3lqvkkjv0vu6n10m78plandaa7e7dm16%404ax.com
     
    Fernando asks for an advanced OOP tutorial and gets links to both.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=a26792eb.0311041033.7e6be3cb@posting.google.com
    
    Guido van Rossum will present the principles and some examples of the 
    newer features of Python at the BayPIGgies user group meeting at 
    Stanford on Thursday.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=bo1p4h$mhl$1@agate.berkeley.edu
    
    The folks at Secret Labs AB now offer the Daily URL as an RSS feed.
        http://www.pythonware.com/daily/index.htm#106828618203975811
    
    Edward K. Ream releases Leo 4.1 beta 1, an outlining editor for 
    programmers written in and scriptable with Python.  This is the first 
    official release of the reorganized 4.1 code base
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=vqnfid3a3h3b78@corp.supernews.com
     
    Yield creates a generator and proves a critical distinction in the 
    answer to this puzzler observed by Gerson Kurz.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3fa808c3.20995000@news.t-online.de
    
    John Hunter is looking for a data structure to identify the closest
    neighbor in 2D to new points as they are added to the structure.  Brute
    force works, but is there something better?
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.356.1067832883.702.python-list@python.org
    
    Jim Bublitz announces the latest release of PyKDE (3.8.0), which 
    includes the ability to write KDE panel applets completely in Python,
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=z9Fqb.5262$AB5.1534510124@twister1.starband.net
    
    Anthony Baxter announces the release of SpamBayes version 1.0a7.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1068041583.8786.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    Fredrik Lundh releases PythonDoc 2.0 final, a documentation tool for
    Python inspired by JavaDoc.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1068304442.32337.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    Jack Jansen releases the second build of the MacPython additions for 
    Panther.  This second build allows you to install the full Python 
    documentation, and fixes an IDE startup problem
        http://homepages.cwi.nl/~jack/macpython/
    
    Marco Seiri=F6 announces ruleCore 1.0beta6, an event-driven reactive 
    rule engine with GUI tools based on ideas from the research done on 
    active rules called Event-Condition-Action (ECA) rules.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=438a319a.0311091143.256db982@posting.google.com
    

========================================================================
Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
these pages:

    Python.org's Python Language Website is the traditional
    center of Pythonia
        http://www.python.org
    Notice especially the master FAQ
        http://www.python.org/doc/FAQ.html

    PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
    marvelous daily python url
         http://www.pythonware.com/daily  
    Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
    World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
         http://www.awaretek.com/nowak/mygale.html 
    While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
    are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
    their results.

    comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software.  Be
    sure to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least weekly.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python.announce

    Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by 
    Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson of intelligently summarizing
    action on the python-dev mailing list once every other week.
	http://www.python.org/dev/summary/

    The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
        http://www.python.org/pypi/

    The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
    to all sorts of Python resources.
        http://www.vex.net/~x/parnassus/   

    Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
    mailing lists
        http://www.python.org/sigs/

    The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
    that base their business on ... Python."
	http://www.python-in-business.org

    The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
    as an independent nexus of activity
        http://www.python.org/psf/

    Cetus does much of the same
        http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_python.html

    Python FAQTS
        http://python.faqts.com/

    Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
	http://www.python.org/channews.rdf
	http://bootleg-rss.g-blog.net/pythonware_com_daily.pcgi
	http://python.de/backend.php
    For more, see
	http://www.syndic8.com/feedlist.php?ShowMatch=python&ShowStatus=all
    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
        http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=355470&group_id=5470&func=browse
        http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html
     
    The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
    editor at pythonjournal.com and editor at pythonjournal.cognizor.com
    welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding
    of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.

    *Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
        http://www.pyzine.com

    Archive probing tricks of the trade:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python&num=100
        http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site%3Dgroups%26group%3Dcomp.lang.python.*

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