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+0.1.alpha1 is the first alpha release of pyke.
+
+I expect only minor feature enhancements at this point and am focusing now
+on testing.
+
+Please report bugs to http://sourceforge.net/projects/pyke at either:
+
+    forum => help
+ or tracker => bugs