Well, Guido sent out the announcement about the move to
Digital Creations today, so we can all breathe a sigh of
Checkin mail from SourceForge this week hasn't been working
at all, and we haven't been able to get ahold of them to see
how we can help. It's really hard to develop anything when
we don't know what anyone else is actually getting done, and
patches aren't getting reviewed. Hopefully this will get
fixed soon, but their MTA seems to be botched. That's what
happens when you run sendmail with more traffic than it can
I have managed to get a lot of tedious stuff done in spite
of the SourceForge mail problems and wrapping up talks with
our new employer. Most of the Python standard library has
been run through Tim Peter's reindent.py script, which gets
rid of hard tabs, trailing whitespace, blank lines at the
end of the files, and, most importantly, converts everything
to 4-space indents! Now we just need to write the style
guide and include it in the standard Python documentation.
The XML package documentation is starting to fall into
place, and I've written a lot more of the "LaTeX Primer" for
The people at iUnivere don't seem to be interested in
updating their "on-demand" published Python manuals to
recent versions of the documentation, so I'm interested in
finding someone who wants to publish short runs or on-demand
copies of the most interesting parts of the Python
documentation. One of the problems is that few people want
to buy printed copies, and the other is that there's a lot
of it. Or are people really keen on printing their own?
(If you know of a publisher of open source documentation
interested in short-run work, please let me know about
I've started to receive comments from people who want to see
the bzip2 version of the documentation kept around,
with the suggestion that people are more likely to switch if
they knew how much shorter the download was. I've changed
the documentation download page so the file sizes are
available; we'll see if that makes a difference.
While between employers, I created a new project on
SourceForge; it's called "GPath -- A C
Library for Path Algebras. A neat idea; we'll have to
see if it's really useful, though!
Enough chatter, I need to walk the dog.