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
Will Stuyvesant asks how to protect his software from prying eyes when
offering trial versions of commercial software.
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.
Thomas Heller releases py2exe 0.5 for python 2.3. py2exe is a distutils
extension to convert python scripts into executable windows programs.
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
Fernando asks for an advanced OOP tutorial and gets links to both.
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.
The folks at Secret Labs AB now offer the Daily URL as an RSS feed.
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
Yield creates a generator and proves a critical distinction in the
answer to this puzzler observed by Gerson Kurz.
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?
Jim Bublitz announces the latest release of PyKDE (3.8.0), which
includes the ability to write KDE panel applets completely in Python,
Anthony Baxter announces the release of SpamBayes version 1.0a7.
Fredrik Lundh releases PythonDoc 2.0 final, a documentation tool for
Python inspired by JavaDoc.
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
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.
Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
Python.org's Python Language Website is the traditional
center of Pythonia
Notice especially the master FAQ
PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
marvelous daily python url
Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least weekly.
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.
The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
to all sorts of Python resources.
Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
that base their business on ... Python."
The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
as an independent nexus of activity
Cetus does much of the same
Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
For more, see
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
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
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