Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (June 2)
Jun 03, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
QOTW: "There is a certain charm to seeing someone happily
advocate a triangular wheel because it has one less bump per
revolution than a square wheel does." -- Chuck Swiger
"It took me years to realise how deep and important the divide
is between wanting an SDK and wanting to know the underlying
protocol." -- Tim Bray
Bengt Richter works out (with a few revisions, and variants from
other posters) how to make a switch-case work-alike by abusing
Carl Banks demonstrates an introspective technique for
"declaring" local variables.
A draft essay explaining descriptors, by Raymond Hettinger.
Python 2.2.3: A bug fix release for the Python 2.2 code
Voting for the 2003 Active Awards for open-source programmers
starts June 3.
EmPy 3.0: a system for embedding Python expressions and
statements in template text.
gdmodule 0.41: A Python wrapper for the GD graphics module.
McMillan Installer 5b5_3: A utility for distributing Python
applications; this is a bug fix release.
managesieve 0.2: A MANGAGESIEVE client library for remotely
managing Sieve scripts, including an interactive 'sieveshell'.
msnp.py 0.3: A pure-Python implementation of the MSN instant
PyGDChart Alpha 2: A Python interface to the GDChart graphing
PyOSG 0.4.0: Python bindings for the OpenSceneGraph real-time
yawPyCrypto 0.02: A more full-featured PyCrypto wrapper.
Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these
Python.org's Python Language Website is the traditional center
Notice especially the master FAQ
PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the daily
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
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 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
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
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com/.
welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding of
Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.
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