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

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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.
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...er/040336.html

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
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...onyx.ispol.com

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.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

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.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...hreaker.nospam

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.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...ing.google.com

Ben Sizer gets tips on using pyChecker on windows.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...ing.google.com

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.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...as-guettler.de

... but then finds an answer and posts it.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...as-guettler.de

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.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...hy.demon.co.uk

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.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

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.
http://groups.google.com/gr********************************@phobos.telenet-ops.be

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).
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

Bug fix releases omniORB 4.0.3 and omniORBpy 2.3 are now available.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

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.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

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.
http://groups.google.com/gr*********...***@python.org

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.
http://groups.google.com/gr****************************@news.t-online.com
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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
http://www.python.org
Notice especially the master FAQ
http://www.python.org/doc/FAQ.html

PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
marvelous daily python url
http://www.pythonware.com/daily
Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
http://www.awaretek.com/nowak/mygale.html
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.
http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=d...ython.announce

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.
http://www.python.org/dev/summary/

The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
http://www.python.org/pypi/

The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
to all sorts of Python resources.
http://www.vex.net/~x/parnassus/

Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
mailing lists
http://www.python.org/sigs/

The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
that base their business on ... Python."
http://www.python-in-business.org

The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
as an independent nexus of activity
http://www.python.org/psf/

Cetus does much of the same
http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_python.html

Python FAQTS
http://python.faqts.com/

Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
http://www.python.org/channews.rdf
http://bootleg-rss.g-blog.net/pythonware_com_daily.pcgi
http://python.de/backend.php
For more, see
http://www.syndic8.com/feedlist.php?...ShowStatus=all
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
SourceForge reincarnation.
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid...70&func=browse
http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html

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*
http://www.pyzine.com

Archive probing tricks of the trade:
http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=d...python&num=100
http://groups.google.com/groups?meta....lang.python.*

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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.

--Irmen

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