Today's Topics

Next episode: episode #18.

Topics for #18: Attempted reboot

The hash-collision attack

PEP 280 made Final

PEP 407 proposed

Unladen Swallow declared dead.

Specific topics

Time management for free software developers

Python's Innards: Yaniv Aknin's series of weblog posts on Python internals

mock beta release (1300 downloads)

PSF: Funding for sprints

Before the last podcast Steve raised the issue of how people become Python committers and how good (or otherwise) the core team are at handling bug reports and patches on the tracker. We could discuss that in the CPython segment. (Python Mentor program?)

Interview Jeff Rush about the PSF's meetup funding.

PSF: new sponsor membership levels

Let's talk about Distribute, setuptools, pip sometime.

Python's history: Skype interview with Andrew S. Tanenbaum of ABC?

Regular Features

Python for newbies

Installing on Windows

Installing on MacOS


Brett: writing a del method

General Topic Ideas

New checkins

Lengthy threads on python-dev, python-ideas or other SIGs


PSF-related stuff


Creation of "Python Secret Underground" (the 'Cabal')

User groups, events and community happenings (training sessions for example)

Shameless plugs for Holden Web events!

Python diversity

Major project news (Django, Twisted, TurboGears, Zope, etc)

New books, new projects, tracking the Planet Python blogs for interesting new stuff (we could even 'review' interesting Python related blogs)

Possible format: short news summary, interview, mad ramblings

Standard Format


Welcome to a Little Bit of Python, episode X, with <person 1>, <person 2>, and myself, <person 3>.

Intro music (fade down after 8 sec, over 2sec duration).

Bumpers: slice of theme track (fade up over 7sec, full volume for 6sec, fade down over 4sec)

Participants introduce themselves: "I'm <so-and-so>." (Optional: "In <location>.")


Thank you for listening. We'll be back with another episode soon.


Music: fade up theme over 1/2 sec, play for 7sec, lower level beneath the outro text, return to normal level, play for 5 sec, then fade out over 8sec).

This has been a Little Bit of Python, episode X, with <person 1>, <person 2>, and myself, <person 3>.

Please send your comments and suggestions to the e-mail address

Our theme is track 11 from The Headroom Project's album Haifa, available on the Magnatune label.


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