Crunchy 1.0 alpha 1 released

André andre.roberge at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 04:02:07 CEST 2008


Hi everyone,

Crunchy version 1.0 alpha 1 has been released.

Crunchy is an application that transforms normally static Python
tutorial (html files, or reStructuredText ones - if docutils is
installed on your computer) into interactive sessions within your
browser (Firefox).

It is available from http://code.google.com/p/crunchy/

This release includes:

* Completely revamped user interface
* Support for multiple simultaneous users, each being able to set
their own preferences
* Increased security on multi-users computer (as users now have to log
in)
* A number of interactive elements including Python interpreters,
editors, doctest, unittest (new), integration with code quality
analyzers such as pylint, pychecker and pyflakes (all new - you need
to have any one of these installed on your computer).
* Some experimental features such as an interface to pdb, the Python
debugger, and an early prototype (incomplete) for having time-limited
exams.
* etc.

Crunchy now makes use of Pygments to style the code.  As a result, it
is possible to embed (and style) code snippets in a large number of
programming language.  However, only Python code can be executed (for
now...).

Crunchy now also makes use of jQuery and various plugins.

As usual, suggestions for improvements, bug reports and other comments
are welcome.

Cheers,

André



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