PyFile was not maintained for a long time now.. but after realizing that there is an interest in this kind of software I decided to give it another go. Except that this time I'm aiming higher.
I rewrote PyFile from scratch. It's now C++ based and using an embedded python interpreter. This should make it very portable (file operations will use python) and easily scriptable (python based plugins), but also provides speed (C++ based OpenGL renderers).
Of course a lot of time will pass until PyFile will be actually useable in everyday desktop life. I'm trying to release more versions this time although there won't be much exciting in the beginning.
I killed the XML configuration as obviously lots of people couldn't get their parsers to work with it. I'm now using pickled configuration files which are hard to change by hand but I will soon integrate the Era of Mages ( http://eom.sf.net ) GUI package into PyFile to get a nice GUI for configurating PyFile!