November 2008 -- Issue #24
First and foremost, I hope that everyone is enjoying this holiday season thus far. Hopefully you had a great Thanksgiving...my best to you all.
Frank Wierzbicki and the other Jython developers have been working hard on the development of Jython 2.5 and a beta has now been released. Not only is the up and coming release going well, but it is also being used by much of the community already. The the current time, I know that Frank is working on AST features.
Lots of IDE news is also hitting the web. Netbeans has released 6.5 which has many major feature additions and improvements. The nbPython project is also working hard to develop a fully featured Python IDE plugin for Netbeans. Of course, the Eclipse community is continuing to see improvements in the already great PyDev IDE.
As you know, I am planning to begin a podcast for this newsletter and it is in the works. I will be posting updates to the jython-users list to let you know when the podcast is ready so keep en eye out if you are interested.
My information is as follows:
Jython 2.5 b0 Released
After lots of work, the Jython developers have released 2.5 b0. Go and get a copy today!
Netbeans 6.5 Released
Netbeans 6.5 has been released. This version of Netbeans IDE proves to be one of the most solid and feature-filled releases in Netbeans history. The IDE has just celebrated it's 10th anniversary, and this product shows how mature the IDE has become. The 6.5 release includes features such as improved editor, integrated Groovy/Grails support, compile-on-save option, and more.
nbPython Releases EA
The nbPython crew have been working hard to provide fully-featured Python support for the Netbeans IDE. This past week was important as the team has released an early access product so that we can begin to see the greatness. Find out more about the features of this product on the Netbeans wiki.
There is a project working on an implementation of Jython for the Dalvik Virtual Machine. This project is known as Jythonroid and it currently has a 0.4 release available. Head over to the project website and take a look.
Comparison of Python Virtual Machines
In this article I’m going to go through some details about what is going on under the hood when you run a Python program, as well how those details have changed over the years in different python’s implementations ranging from original CPython (Python implementation in C) all the way to the newest implementations like PyPy.
Jython Web Start application - step-by-step guide Alfonso Reyes
Create Java Web Start applications with Jython and OSP.
DB4O with Jython - Jim Cassidy
Jython Formula One Tutorial - Jim Cassidy
Updated Jython Roadmap - Frank Wierzbicki
Jython 2.5 Beta 0 Released - Frank Wierzbicki
Tor Norbye Finds Bug in Jython Lib in Netbeans - Frank Wierzbicki
Python Processing Proof-of-Concept - Jon Schull
Jython + Processing = Fun - Jon Schull
Jython Runs Successfully in Android Emulator - Fred Lin
Python in Netbeans - Ted Leung