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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jun 12)

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QOTW: "Check out BeautifulSoup -- you will never write HTMLParser-based
screen scrapers again. :)" - Jonathan Ellis

"You clearly need something instead of XML." - Paul McGuire
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....943c8dbf1e8c5?
Johann C. Rocholl donates a PNG manager in pure Python:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....c035f8b3646fd/

Andrew Clover provides new Python icons:
http://doxdesk.com/img/software/py/icons2.png
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...ch/063235.html
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...il/063517.html

Might it be practical to use py2exe to make single-file executables
of Tkinter applications? Perhaps when Tkinter reaches 8.5 of Tk:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....61337d86c3b4e/

Even more primitive compilation abilities have advanced lately.
Paul Moore details construction of Python with the fee-free
Microsoft compiler, while Anthony Baxter compiles Python with
C++ (!):
http://wiki.python.org/moin/Building...%28building%29
http://svn.python.org/projects/pytho...ild/readme.txt
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...il/063719.html
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...il/063632.html

Danny Yee accurately describes David Mertz' Python book:
http://dannyreviews.com/h/Text_Python.html

Anthony Baxter has created a "Firefox searchbar" which finds Python
bugs by their SourceForge IDs. There are also two Firefox sidebar
options:
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...il/063285.html
http://www.python.org/~anthony/searchbar/
http://starship.python.net/~skippy/mozilla/
http://projects.edgewall.com/python-sidebar/

A few low-level technical touches have the potential to affect
wider audiences: a patch from Georg Brandl effects a ratified
improvement to traceback, but one which breaks several exising
doctests:
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...il/063662.html
Also, Zachary Pincus and others worked out a dlopen()-based
upgrade to dynamic loading under Mac OS X (or Darwin more
broadly):
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...il/063336.html
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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.

For far, FAR more Python reading than any one mind should
absorb, much of it quite interesting, several pages index
much of the universe of Pybloggers.
http://lowlife.jp/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/P...grammersWeblog
http://www.planetpython.org/
http://mechanicalcat.net/pyblagg.html

comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.
http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=d...ython.announce

Python411 indexes "podcasts ... to help people learn Python ..."
Updates appear more-than-weekly:
http://www.awaretek.com/python/index.html

Steve Bethard, Tim Lesher, and Tony Meyer continue the marvelous
tradition early borne by Andrew Kuchling, Michael Hudson and Brett
Cannon 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/

Python Success Stories--from air-traffic control to on-line
match-making--can inspire you or decision-makers to whom you're
subject with a vision of what the language makes practical.
http://www.pythonology.com/success

The Python Software Foundation (PSF) has replaced the Python
Consortium as an independent nexus of activity. It has official
responsibility for Python's development and maintenance.
http://www.python.org/psf/
Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.
http://www.python.org/psf/donate.html

Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.
http://www.google.com/groups?as_usub...python%20patch

Although unmaintained since 2002, the Cetus collection of Python
hyperlinks retains a few gems.
http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_python.html

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

The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
interesting recipes.
http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python

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://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0042/

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.

del.icio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.
http://del.icio.us/tag/python

*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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Cameron Laird wrote:
Andrew Clover provides new Python icons:
http://doxdesk.com/img/software/py/icons2.png
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...ch/063235.html
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...il/063517.html


I love the new 'folder' icon, but how can I access it as an icon? The
first link above seems to be just one big image with all four icons in
it. The other links only lead to the old zip file that doesn't include
the new icon.

Thanks.
Jun 12 '06 #2

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John Salerno wrote:
I love the new 'folder' icon, but how can I access it as an icon?


I've just given these are proper home, so here:

http://doxdesk.com/software/py/pyicons.html

cheers!

--
And Clover
mailto:an*@doxdesk.com
http://www.doxdesk.com/

Jun 14 '06 #3

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an********@doxdesk.com wrote:
John Salerno wrote:
I love the new 'folder' icon, but how can I access it as an icon?


I've just given these are proper home, so here:

http://doxdesk.com/software/py/pyicons.html

cheers!


Thanks!
Jun 14 '06 #4

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