Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (July 8)
Jul 09, 2002, 09:00 (
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
QOTW: "A common response was 'But the problem's hard! It can't be that
easy!' (presumably because Sun have told you you need J2EE for this
problem). Tim[Couper]'s basic strategy seemed to be 'give me a morning
and see what I can do', which I can imagine being effective.
Michael Hudson, on Tim Couper's EuroPython Conference talk on
"Selling Python to a Fortune 500 Company".
"Helping others is the best repayment one could give." Clark C. Evans
Duncan Grisby is the first to announce pictures from the EuroPython
meeting last week...
...and Michael Hudson puts the notes he took during the conference
Eric Brunel reports a strange 'access denied' error running on Win2k,
which Thomas Heller resolves with an even stranger looking fix:
Stuart Langridge has written a utility that works with Apache and
provides the Active Server Pages object model to Python for those
of you who think in terms of Request.Querystring and Response.Cookies.
Which Pythoneer merits election as Active of the year? Selection
of just one of
Paul F. Dubois
by the 17 July 2002 deadlines poses a difficult problem.
If you're using the new email package, Oleg Broytmann asks that you
download the latest Python from CVS or the daily snapshop and test
that the patches don't break your programs.
Ever need to get to the XP clipboard from tkinter? Here's a thread
that shows how.
Christian Tismer announces availability of Stackless 2.2.1 alpha on PPC.
Fred L Drake releases an update of the development version of the
documentation, including the new textwrap module for the first time.
Some of the details of thread safety are covered in this thread
Frank Carlos posts links to tutorial covering Python and XML development
using the open source 4Suite toolkit.
Anthony Baxter announces the first release of python director a pure
python (async I/O based) TCP loadbalancer/redirector
Trent Mick introduces go, a simple command line application to help
you change directories in your shell session quickly...
... as well as px and p4lib, which provide python based client and
administrative access to Perforce repositories...
... and a smarter which command replacement, understanding the PATHEXT
environment variable and providing an all option.
Paul Rubin found Simon Foster's SNTP client on the ASPN Cookbook
site and adapted it to set the hardware clock under Linux:
Leon Wang feels his way through to see and use Chinese within idle for
Svein Brekke is building a slideshow and asks how to make tk use the
Gerhard Häring posts a script that gets all HTML tags and removes
Holden Caulfield asks about metaclass & __slots__...
...Alex Martelli posts a nice metaclass example...
...as does Greg Ewing.
Oren Tirosh posts information and links to a library that implements
pipelines (referred to as flows) using Python iterators and generators.
Achim Domma is looking for someone to provide PythonMagick binaries
for non-windows platforms.
Thomas Jensen asks for help in preparing some really compelling
arguments to convince management to use Python for a job.
Konrad Hinson announces release 2.2 of The Molecular Modelling Toolkit
(MMTK), an Open Source program library for molecular simulation
applications, written in Python with C modules for time-critical parts.
Vinay Sajip announces release v0.4.6 of the Logging Module, which
offers the ability for any Python program to log events which occur
during program execution.
Everything 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
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
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least weekly.
Michael Hudson continued Andrew Kuchling's marvelous tradition
of summarizing action on the python-dev mailing list once every
other week, into July 2001. Any volunteers to re-start this
The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collect Python resources
Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
as an independent nexus of activity
Cetus does much of the same
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com/.
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