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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...
       http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=9ZUT8.21128$l6.4303892@newsfep2-win.server.ntli.net
    ...and Michael Hudson puts the notes he took during the conference
    online:
       http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=lk7kkdylwd.fsf@pc150.maths.bris.ac.uk
    
    Eric Brunel reports a strange 'access denied' error running on Win2k,
    which Thomas Heller resolves with an even stranger looking fix:
       http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=afp6fr$ksf$1@wanadoo.fr
    
    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.
       http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=a32124ee.0207010631.e68b17e@posting.google.com
    
    Which Pythoneer merits election as Active of the year?  Selection
    of just one of
      Robin Dunn
      Paul F. Dubois
      Jim Fulton
      Mark Hammond
      Alex Martelli
    by the 17 July 2002 deadlines poses a difficult problem.
        http://www.ActiveState.com/ActiveAwards2002

    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.
       http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1025531586.7419.python-list@python.org
    
    Ever need to get to the XP clipboard from tkinter?  Here's a thread
    that shows how.
       http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3D1F1A81.95602DE0@tds.net
    
    Christian Tismer announces availability of Stackless 2.2.1 alpha on PPC.
       http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1025532187.14035.python-list@python.org
    
    Fred L Drake releases an update of the development version of the
    documentation, including the new textwrap module for the first time.
       http://www.python.org/dev/doc/devel/
    
    Some of the details of thread safety are covered in this thread
       http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=slrnai5ssg.a67.jgoerzen@christoph.complete.org
    
    Frank Carlos posts links to tutorial covering Python and XML development
    using the open source 4Suite toolkit.
       http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=64ebecf3.0207040545.a5dbbad@posting.google.com
    
    Anthony Baxter announces the first release of python director a pure
    python (async I/O based) TCP loadbalancer/redirector
       http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1025727423.26218.clpa-moderators@python.org

    Trent Mick introduces go, a simple command line application to help
    you change directories in your shell session quickly...
       http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1025858889.3154.python-list@python.org
    ... as well as px and p4lib, which provide python based client and
    administrative access to Perforce repositories...
       http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1025859248.11749.python-list@python.org
    ... and a smarter which command replacement, understanding the PATHEXT
    environment variable and providing an all option.
       http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1025859068.6203.python-list@python.org
    
    Paul Rubin found Simon Foster's SNTP client on the ASPN Cookbook
    site and adapted it to set the hardware clock under Linux:
       http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=7xfzyx5i7s.fsf@ruckus.brouhaha.com
    
    Leon Wang feels his way through to see and use Chinese within idle for
    development.
       http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=d5d388d4.0207060619.f8bbc9e@posting.google.com

    Svein Brekke is building a slideshow and asks how to make tk use the
    entire screen.
       http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=21298535.0207040554.6caeed01@posting.google.com
    
    Gerhard Häring posts a script that gets all HTML tags and removes
    requested attributes.
       http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1025633824.13815.python-list@python.org
    
    Holden Caulfield asks about metaclass & __slots__...
       http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=c2595393.0207031317.7d9bb013@posting.google.com
    ...Alex Martelli posts a nice metaclass example...
       http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1026011529.32320.python-list@python.org
    ...as does Greg Ewing.
       http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=3D22881F.10204@something.invalid
    
    Oren Tirosh posts information and links to a library that implements
    pipelines (referred to as flows) using Python iterators and generators.
       http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1025705465.27835.python-list@python.org
    
    Achim Domma is looking for someone to provide PythonMagick binaries
    for non-windows platforms.
       http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=afviu0$ae9$02$1@news.t-online.com

    Thomas Jensen asks for help in preparing some really compelling
    arguments to convince management to use Python for a job.
       http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3D27152C.8020108@obscure.dk.X
    
    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.
       http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1025875203.640.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    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.
       http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=2e37dc1.0207071638.11381436@posting.google.com
    
    
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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
        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
    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=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python.announce

    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
    valuable series?
        http://starship.python.net/crew/mwh/summaries/
        http://www.amk.ca/python/dev

    The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collect 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 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/

    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
        http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=355470&group_id=5470&func=browse
        http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html
     
    The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com/.
    editor@pythonjournal.com and editor@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

    Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive
    what AI can generate
        http://www.links2go.com/search?search=python

    Tenth International Python Conference 
        http://www.python10.org     

    Archive probing tricks of the trade:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python&num=100
        http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site%3Dgroups%26group%3Dcomp.lang.python.*

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