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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 3)

QOTW: "If we get 2.3.3c1 out in early December, we could release 2.3.3 final
before the end of the year, and start 2004 with a 100% bug-free codebase
<wink>." -- Tim Peters

"cjOr proWe vbCould vbSettle prpFor noEnglish prpIn adjHungarian
noNotation :-)" -- noPeter
Jack Jensen reveals that python on mac continues as an osx option only
starting with python2.4.

There's an upgrade of mod_python available that addresses a potential
httpd crash for both HTTP Server 2.0 and 1.3. See the announcement

Core Security Technologies releases Pcapy-0.10.2, Impacket-0.9.4, and
InlineEgg-1.02. Python developers, network administrators, penetration
testers, vulnerability researchers and information security
practitioners in general may find these packages useful.

Irmen de Jong finds that using dot notation in assigned module names can
create problems when importing from within dynamically-generated
imported code.
http://groups.google.com/gr*************************************@news.xs4al l.nl

Logan posts a HOWTO on installing Python 2.3 alongside python 2.2 on
Fedora Core 1 Linux. The Fedora Project is a Red-Hat-sponsored open
source project to build a complete, general purpose operating system
exclusively from free software.

Mathew is looking for large file support for Zope/Plone.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********************************@newsread1.news .pas.earthlink.net

Newbie Biner gets pointers on using python to publish html content.

Ben Sizer gets tips on using pyChecker on windows.

Thomas Guettler looks for ways to convert doc/sxw to html/ps using
pyUNO, which allows use of the standard OpenOffice.org API from python.

... but then finds an answer and posts it.

Paul Prescod tells that the Vancouver Python and Zope user's group will
present an Introduction to Python on December 6, 2003
http://groups.google.com/gr************************************************ *@python.org>

Don't you just hate having to shutdown 300 or so PCs at say 10pm? Tim
Howarth hits snags converting VBScript to Python.

Georgy Pruss spots a difference in dealing with 8.3 filenames between
windows' dir and python's glob when passing dots and other meta-characters.
http://groups.google.com/gr************************************@twister.sou theast.rr.com

Phillip J. Eby announces the release of PyProtocols version 0.9.1, which
adds a new "declaration API" that lets you easily define your own
interfaces and adapters, and declare what adapters should be used to
adapt what types, objects, or interfaces.

Irmen de Jong finds out what to do when you find a bug in python and/or
write a patch.
http://groups.google.com/gr*************************************@news.xs4al l.nl

DCT Open Source announces the first release of The Python Application
framework, which consists of a set of easy-to-use components, such as
CORBA-support, error-handling and a GUI framework based on wxPython.

Brian Quinlan releases What is pyMobile?, a pure-Python library that
allows you to communicate with a mobile phone through a serial
connection (e.g. through Bluetooth).

Bug fix releases omniORB 4.0.3 and omniORBpy 2.3 are now available.

Bryan Weingarten releases mpgedit Software Development Toolkit (SDK), a
library that edits and plays MP3 files and allows developers to create
their own MP3 editing applications.

Gerard Vermeulen announces PyQwt-3.8, a set of Python bindings for the
Qwt C++ class library which extends the Qt framework with widgets for
scientific and engineering applications.

Irmen de Jong announces the release of Snakelets 1.8, a simple-to-use
web app server with dynamic pages.
http://groups.google.com/gr**********************************@news.xs4all.n l

Stephan Diehl asks "Bug or Feature?" for behavior observed when
subclassing from builtin types.
================================================== ======================
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
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
their results.

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
mailing lists

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

Python FAQTS

Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
For more, see
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
SourceForge reincarnation.

The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
ed****@pythonjournal.com and ed****@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*

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Jul 18 '05 #1
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Emile van Sebille wrote:
"cjOr proWe vbCould vbSettle prpFor noEnglish prpIn adjHungarian
noNotation :-)" -- noPeter

While I've read noPeter's original comment, reading it here
made me laugh *again* :-) I don't know, I find this very
funny indeed... Is that a good or a bad sign?

btw: Thanks Emile for the Python-URL.


Jul 18 '05 #2

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