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[News] Python and GNOME Get Better Connected, FraudStreet as a User

  • Subject: [News] Python and GNOME Get Better Connected, FraudStreet as a User
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 22:24:16 +0100
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Python support in GNOME gets a boost from hackfest

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| Some GNOME developers have gathered in Boston 
| for for a Python GNOME hackfest that is hosted 
| by the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project. 
| The primary goals behind the hackfest include 
| establishing a strategy for delivering Python 
| 3.0 compatibility for the GNOME platform and 
| advancing the Python GObject introspection 
| project.
| The Gtk+ toolkit, which provides the 
| underlying widget system of the GNOME desktop 
| environment, is an important part of the 
| desktop Linux ecosystem. Although the toolkit 
| itself is built with C, it can also be used 
| with other programming languagesâincluding 
| Python, Ruby, JavaScript, C#, Java, and 
| Scheme. Python is widely used by Gtk+ 
| application developers and is important to the 
| GNOME community. OLPC, the host of the 
| hackfest, uses Python in conjunction with Gtk+ 
| for its Sugar environmentâthe core user 
| experience and activity collection that is 
| shipped on its XO laptops.


Will Wall Street require Python?

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| On 7 April 2010, the US Securities and 
| Exchange Commission (SEC), the federal agency 
| charged "... to protect investors, maintain 
| fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and 
| facilitate capital formation", proposed new 
| rules covering "Asset-Backed Securities" 
| [warning: 667-page PDF]. Administratively, 
| this is a reaction to the trillion-dollar 
| financial atrocities of the last few years, as 
| well as a natural manifestation of the Obama 
| administration's commitment to enhance 
| procedural transparency. Shockingly, "... 
| Python, a commonly used open source 
| interpretive programming language ..." shows 
| up on page 1 of the description. What is that 
| about?



Python goes Mercurial

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| Python is moving to a distributed version control system (DVCS), but unlike
| many projects which have moved to Git, Guido van Rossum has selected
| Mercurial, also known as Hg (the chemical symbol for mercury), as the DVCS
| for Python

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