Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Python 2.5 released

Today release manager Anthony Baxter announced:
On behalf of the Python development team and the Python community, I'm happy to announce the FINAL release of Python 2.5.

The new release can be downloaded from the Python 2.5 page. A description of the new features in Python 2.5 can be found in the article "What's New in Python 2.5", or you can read the release notes for every last detail.

A note for journalists: if you want to talk to a PSF director about the new release, please send us an e-mail at and a director will contact you to arrange a discussion.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Vancouver Python and Zope User Group donates over $5000

The Vancouver Python Zope User Group has donated the proceeds of the 2006 Vancouver Python Workshop, amounting to CAD$5770, to the Python Software Foundation. The PSF thanks the user group for their support.

The organizers of the Workshop would like to thank their organizers, speakers and everyone who attended. They would also like to thank their sponsors: ActiveState, SafeSoftware, and tummy.com - your support was invaluable!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Jeff Rush is the Python Advocacy Coordinator

The PSF has signed a contract with Jeff Rush of Tau Productions, Inc to fund his proposal to act as Python Advocacy Coordinator for six months. In this position, Jeff will work full time on developing and implementing an effective advocacy strategy for Python. His tasks will include writing content for the website and printable brochures for conferences, expanding Python's coverage in technical journals, and building a more effective network of advocacy volunteers from the community. Jeff is known for his work on PyCon 2006, and will be reporting to a group of several PSF directors and officers (initially Stephan Deibel, Chairman of the Board, and Neal Norwitz, Assistant Treasurer).