ANN: SPE 0.8.0.b Python IDE (new: Mac support, doc viewer and workspaces)

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Thu Dec 1 17:09:44 CET 2005

:**What's new?**:

SPE 'Kay release' 0.8.0.b

This release is a major step forward for all platforms, especially for
MacOS X.

It offers you basic project management through workspaces (thanks to
Thurston Stone), an improved sidebar and pydoc viewer.

This is the first release which is also developed and tested on the
Mac. If SPE is stable enough, I'll try to build SPE as an application
for the Mac. This version aims stability, so please help to report and
fix all bugs! You can get involved on the SPE dev mailing list:

The advertisements on SPE's websites generate a moderate, but
necesssary income. From now on if you donate, you can ask me by email
an ad-free, nice pdf version of the manual.

:**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 its
ability to run interactively inside blender. Spe ships with wxGlade
(gui designer), PyChecker (source code doctor) and Kiki (regular
expression console).

:**New features**:

- stability
- workspaces to manage your projects
- documentation viewer (pydoc)
- smart indentation: dedent after break, return, etc...
- realtime updating of sidebar: explore, todo & index
- check source realtime for syntax errors (optional)
- backup files (.py.bak) are now optional

:**Improved features**:

- find in files

:**Bug fixes**:

- Workspace bugs (closing files)
- Installer (Windows)
- all these mac bugs are fixed:

 + Find dialog focus
 + Sticky notes
 + Find in files tab
 + Toolbar keyboard shortcut display
 + Kiki: regex console
 + SPE crashes on close
 + preferences dialog: combobox bug
 + debug dialog: combobox bug
 + wxGlade won't launch
 + winPdb won't launch
 + 2x window menu bug
 + context menu bug
 + open & run in terminal emulator
 + pythonw debug message
 + spe script bug
 + exception when closing file
 + PyChecker


See There is now an
update section for MacOS X!


- homepage:
- manual:
- news blog:


- Thurston Stone (workspaces)
- Glenn Washburn (patches)
- Henning Hraban Ramm (Mac support)
- Kay Fricke (Mac support)
- Stefan Csomor (wxMac support)
- and many more...


Special thanks to Richard Brown of Dartware for starting the fund
raising campaign of the mini-mac for SPE. A lot of the donations below
are done specifically for this purpose. Impressive that the smallest
user base of SPE generated generously the largest donations ever. Many
thanks. Maybe it's time now for Window and Linux users to catch up!

- Dartware (250 euro)
- Rick Thomas (161 euro)
- Brian Myers (100 euro)
- Advanced Concepts AG (50 euro)
- Ernesto Costa (50 euro)
- Henning Hraban Ramm (50 euro)
- Peter Koppatz (50 euro)
- Kevin Murphy (50 euro)
- Stefano Morandi (50 euro)
- Kenneth McDonald (40 euro)
- Barrett Smith (25 euro)
- Irakli Nadareishvili (20 euro)
- Jonathan Roadley-Battin (20 euro)
- Brendan Simons (15 euro)
- Edwin Ellis (15 euro)
- Ian Ozsvald (15 euro)
- Michael Smith (15 euro)
- Eduardo Gonzalez (10 euro)
- Phil Hargett (10 euro)
- David Diskin (5 euro)

Thanks for this generous support!


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