steve at pearwood.info
Thu Apr 29 15:31:53 CEST 2010
On Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:06:30 pm Kevin Kirton wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was just wondering if anyone here can recommend any freeware
> program that has been written in python and for which the source code
> is available.
The Red Hat Package Manager (rpm) is written in Python.
The original BitTorrent application was written in Python.
The Roundup and Trac bug-trackers are both written in Python, as are the
version-control systems Bazaar and Mercurial.
So are Mailman and Plone.
Most of these are fairly big applications though. Not huge, but big.
The Reddit website is written in Python, as is the EVE Online massive
multiplayer game, although I doubt the source code for them are
> Basically I just want to see a program that does something relatively
> simple and straightforward, but something that is "real world," I
> mean something that people actually use, hopefully something that
> comes with it's own installer and GUI.
Unfortunately, these days all the "cool kids" are programming web apps
rather than desktop applications. So it's a bit hard to find
interesting, useful desktop applications. However, you can check out
Pygame, PythonCard and Dabo:
Pygame is a framework for, well, programming games in Python.
Pythoncard is a desktop application based on Apple's much-loved and
never forgotten Hypercard (may it rest in peace!).
And Dabo is based on Visual FoxPro.
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