It's finally happened, Movable Python is finally released.
Versions for Python 2.3 & 2.4 are available from The Movable Python Shop.
The cost is 5GBP per distribution, payment by PayPal. 1GBP from every distribution goes to support the development of SPE, the Python IDE.
This gives you free support (via the Movable Python Mailing List), and access to updates, for a year.
There is a minor issue with the Python 2.2 version. This will be fixed and released in the next few days. In the meantime the previous version (0.4.6) is available for download from the shop. If you purchase this distribution your year will run from the date of the release of 1.0.0.
Paying for Movable Python supports the development of the other Open Source Voidspace Python Projects.
Movable Python is a distribution of Python for Windows that doesn't need to be installed. It easily fits onto a USB memory stick. Python on a stick.
It is integrated with SPE, the Python IDE, to make Movable Python a portable Build, Test, and Run environment. It has a nice GUI to launch programs and control its behaviour.
Movable Python is useful in the following situations:
For more information, see An Introduction to Movable Python.
Changes since version 0.4.6.
Completely new method for running files. This means you can launch multiple programs from the GUI.
Lots of new libraries and tools included. Virtually all the included tools have had version upgrades since the last release.
The GUI does a lot more :
The following (command line) options are new :
Complete documentation rewrite.
Docs are now built with rest2web.
movpyw.exe is now included in the Python 2.2 distribution.
Bug fixed where first command line argument to your program was always lost.
Bug fixed so that IPOFF actually works now.
Bug fixed so that -p in config.txt now works.
Lots of other minor changes and improvements.
There are some (minor) known issues with version 1.0.0. These will be fixed soon.
There are also several items in the TODO list. Many of these are future ways that Movable Python could be developed.
Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-02-03 08:41:32.
Categories: Python, Projects
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