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Pardus Linux:

Among the high level languages, Python seemed to be the best choice, since we already use it in many places like package build scripts, package manager, control panel modules, and installer program YALI2. Python has small and has clean source codes. Standard library is full of useful modules. Learning curve is easy, most of the developers in our team picked up the language in a few days without prior experience.

-- Pardus Linux developers Gürer Özen and Görkem Çetin, in "Speeding Up Linux: One Step Further With Pardus".


Python is a dynamic object-oriented programming language that can be used for many kinds of software development. It offers strong support for integration with other languages and tools, comes with extensive standard libraries, and can be learned in a few days. Many Python programmers report substantial productivity gains and feel the language encourages the development of higher quality, more maintainable code.

Python runs on Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, OS/2, Amiga, Palm Handhelds, and Nokia mobile phones. Python has also been ported to the Java and .NET virtual machines.

Python is distributed under an OSI-approved open source license that makes it free to use, even for commercial products.

The Python Software Foundation (PSF) holds and protects the intellectual property rights behind Python, underwrites the PyCon conference, and funds grants and other projects in the Python community.

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Python 2.6rc2 and Python 3.0rc1 released

The second release candidate for Python 2.6 and first release candidate for Python 3.0 are now available.

Published: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 23:57 -0400

Python 2.6rc1 released

The first release candidate for Python 2.6 is now available.

Published: Wed, 12 Sep 2008 21:08 -0400

PyWorks 2008 Conference in Atlanta, GA, Nov 12-15

The publishers of Python Magazine are proud to invite the Python community to PyWorks 2008 for a 3-day conference dedicated to Python, Web Development and much more.

Published: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 20:38 -0300

Python 2.6beta3 and 3.0beta3 released

The third and final beta release of Python 2.6 and the third and final beta release of Python 3.0 are now available.

Published: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 22:02 -0400

PSF Community Awards go to Georg Brandl & Brett Cannon

The latest recipients of the Python Software Foundation Community Awards are Georg Brandl and Brett Cannon, in recognition of their significant contributions to the Python community. Congratulations and thanks!

Published: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 16:25 -0400

PyCon UK Registration is Open

The conference takes place in Birmingham UK from 12th to 14th September 2008. A full programme includes a day of tutorials; bookings are being taken at The early bird rate has been extended to 11th August.

Published: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 19:08 -0300

Martin von Loewis Receives 2008 Willison Award

The 2008 Frank Willison Award goes to Martin von Loewis for his many contribtions to Python and its community

Published: Sat, 26 Jul 2008 11:37 -040
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