Another banner meeting occurred this evening. Although it was a bit warm there were some cool conversations going on at the meeting tonight. There were questions and talk about -
- ctypes - http://python.net/crew/theller/ctypes/)
- win32all - http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=78018
- py2exe - http://www.py2exe.org/
- cx_freeze - http://python.net/crew/atuining/cx_Freeze/
- distutils - http://www.python.org/community/sigs/current/distutils-sig/
- easy_install - http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/EasyInstall
- django - http://www.djangoproject.com/
- turbogears - http://www.turbogears.org/
- pylons - http://pylonshq.com/
- mod_python - http://www.modpython.org/
- cheetah - http://www.cheetahtemplate.org/
Jeff gave a short presentation on the subprocess module http://docs.python.org/dev/lib/module-subprocess.html The slides and example code are available on the website. http://www.omahapython.org/ He also gave a little demo of his current internal project showing off subprocess, mod_python and pyRSS2Gen.
There was also a round of talk about using python as a tool to target multiple platforms at once, giving the user leverage to move between those platforms as they see fit. Also the ability of python to leverage existing code and services. A number of the attendees illustrated this topic by talking about how they are using python to build on existing resources and integrate systems on the application and OS level. It is interesting to see Python being used in banks and
As with previous meetings, kudos to Jay and Reboot The User for graciously donating the space for the gathering. Pizza and Pop sponsored by DM&T.
The door prize winner tonight, Todd, will receive "Python in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition" courtesy of O'Reilly. Unfortunately I left the house in such a rush tonight, that I didn't remember to bring it along. Todd, if you are going to be at the OLUG East luncheon Friday, I will have it with me and you can get it there. Otherwise, email me off list and we can make arrangements to get it to you pdq.
Mark your calendars early, July 12, and don't miss out on the fun. Here is gCal link so you can add it to your calendar. http://www.google.com/calendar/render?cid=epouplrdducr6atraggiflnfeg%40group.calendar.google.com
We'll be giving away something for a door prize. There will be food and drink and hopefully many more "lightning" talks about projects by local python developers.