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IDLEfork Merged into Python!!

IDLEfork was merged with Python 2.3 on June 29, 2003, at the beta 2 release. Users of Python 2.3 or later should therefore be using the IDLE included in the distribution, not IDLEfork. (Users of Python 2.2 must continue to use IDLEfork.)

IDLEfork will continue bugfix upgrades to support Python 2.2. As of this date IDLEfork CVS is essentially equivalent to Python's IDLE CVS, but we are not planning to add new features to IDLEfork. Therefore you can expect IDLE to diverge from IDLEfork in the future. We recommend upgrading to Python 2.3.... read more

Posted by Kurt B. Kaiser 2003-12-16

IDLEfork-0.9b1 Released

IDLEfork is an official experimental branch of
Python's Integrated DeveLopment Environment, IDLE.
User code is executed in a separate Python
environment which is restarted for each run. In the
0.9b1 release tightly looping user code can be
interrupted even on Windows. An Autosave feature
has been added. Shell restart is available on the
Shell menu and as Ctrl-F6. Directory handling is
greatly imporoved. Line ending codes are preserved
across platforms. The ability to run without a
subprocess has been restored. There have been
multiple bug fixes and usability enhancements.... read more

Posted by Kurt B. Kaiser 2003-06-02

IDLEfork 0.9a2 Released

IDLEfork is an official experimental branch of
Python's Integrated DeveLopment Environment, IDLE.
In the 0.9a2 release the Shell is annotated to
indicate a restart, and can be restarted from the
Shell window. There is also a new Shell menu. The
Additional Help feature has been expanded. Users can
now enter web URLs and browse for local help files.
Help sources have been moved to the main Help menu.
Exceptions under debugger control now show the
correct traceback. There have been multiple bug
fixes and usability enhancements.... read more

Posted by Kurt B. Kaiser 2003-01-27

IDLEfork 0.9a1 Released

Introduced the new RPC implementation, which
includes an extended debugger. The output of user
code is to the shell, and the shell may be used to
inspect the environment after the run has
finished. Introduced the configuration GUI and a
new About dialog. Adapted to the Mac platform.
Multiple bug fixes and usability enhancements.
IDLEfork is an official experimental branch of
Python's Integrated DeveLopment Environment, IDLE.... read more

Posted by Kurt B. Kaiser 2003-01-02

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