Archive for November, 2003

Twisted Weekly News #10

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Twisted Weekly News #10
Author: Lior Gradstein
Contact: [email protected]
Revision: 1.0
Date: 2003-11-23
Copyright: © The Twisted Community

Contents

* The Twisted Weekly News
* Discussions
* Cool Thing of the Week
* Current releases

There wasn’t too much mail this week, so I merged the previous TWN with the current, as I was ill last week.

If you have any new information, ideas, announcements for the next TWN, please write to me, . TWN is also available as HTML formated ReST on http://gradstein.info/articles/twisted_news/twisted_news/twn10
The Twisted Weekly News

9&10th Issue. Sunday, December 28, 2003

QOTW::

http://twistedmatrix.com/pipermail/twisted-python/2003-December/006789.html From a mail by Alan McIntyre: “I just wanted to thank the Twisted developers for making such a cool piece of software. […] Thanks to Twisted and Python, I was able to start from scratch and put together a server to present some of this data via XML-RPC in about 2 or 3 hours (and that includes looking up a lot of stuff in the documentation).”

Discussions

* http://twistedmatrix.com/pipermail/twisted-python/2003-December/006786.html Jonathan Simms asked for help on his new (new) ftp server code which is currently in sandbox. He asks for help to resolve some problems with authentication on the Windows side.
* http://twistedmatrix.com/pipermail/twisted-python/2003-December/006828.html More and more people are becoming interested in integrating Twisted stuff into their projects. Last week, RodrigB asked about The Circle. This week, Valentino Volonghi asks about the possibility (wish) to replace the pygame event loop with a Twisted reactor.
* http://twistedmatrix.com/pipermail/twisted-python/2003-December/006820.html Michal Pasternak made some tests on Twisted, and noticed some performance degradation after 40 simultaneous connections. Itamar replied there wasn’t anything hardcoded that would change Twisted behaviour above 40 simultaneous connections.

Cool Thing of the Week

* Treasure of code examples and tutorials for nevow (http://www.livejournal.com/users/fzzzy/) fzZzy updated his new blog on LiveJournal with a lot of code samples he wrote for people who asked questions on irc. The second lecture he gave on irc is also available (http://soundfarmer.com/content/logs/NevowLecture2-121503.txt). With these docs and the previous more “in-depth” documentation from justinj (http://stewstuff.com/doc/nevow.xhtml) you do not any excuse for not learning nevow!
* SFTP support in Zope (using Twisted!) (http://twistedmatrix.com/pipermail/twisted-python/2003-December/006839.html) Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote some support (http://cvs.zope.org/Packages/SFTPGateway/)for the sftp protocol to be included in Zope. The result may be available as a separate product in a near future.
* Impacket (http://oss.corest.com/projects/impacket.html) Not related to Twisted, but interesting anyway.Itamar recommended us to take a look at this python library which provides low-level programmatic access to network packets (tcp, udp, etc.). There is also a python pcap implementation on their web site.
* Reminder about the web forum (http://twisted.banquise.org/) May I remind you that a web interface exists for those that prefer reading informations online? We’re barely 8 now, but nobody posts anything which can be discussed :-(

Current releases

* Twisted: 1.1.1 (released 2003-12-10)
* Quotient: 0.8.8 (released 2003-12-12)
* Twisted Java: 0.6.1

Ok, that’s it for this week. Thanks for reading!

Lior Gradstein

Twisted Weekly News #8

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Twisted Weekly News #8
Author: Lior Gradstein
Contact: [email protected]
Revision: 1.0
Date: 2003-11-23
Copyright: © The Twisted Community

Contents

* The Twisted Weekly News
* Discussions
* Progress
* Cool Thing of the Week

If you have any new information, ideas, announcements for the next TWN, please write to me, .
The Twisted Weekly News

8th Issue. Sunday, December 7, 2003

QOTW:

dash: ok I wrote something
dash: do you want to review and comment?
moshez: i would but my mouse battery is dead!! so i cannot paste it
moshez: yes, but today is a traditional american holiday
on which we make lame excuses

Discussions

* Moshe Zadka wrote a article (http://www.livejournal.com/users/moshez/5536.html), about the usefulness to change the page-file paradigm, and use class-page instead.

Progress

* A new version (0.8.6) of Quotient (http://www.divmod.org/) has been released (Editing of preferences via FreeForm, Tests,Improved table sorting,People and contacts,Inbox manager,Trash Manager,Compose and send messages with attachments, Password recovery,Thumbnailing,STUN server,Numerous tweaks and fixes).

Cool Thing of the Week

* Draft of documentation for nevow (http://stewstuff.com/doc/nevow.xhtml): A first start at a documentation for the new web piece of Twisted.

Ok, that’s it for this week. Thanks for reading!

Lior Gradstein

Twisted Weekly News #7

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Twisted Weekly News #7
Author: Lior Gradstein
Contact: [email protected]
Revision: 1.0
Date: 2003-11-23
Copyright: © The Twisted Community

Contents

* The Twisted Weekly News
* Discussions
* Progress
* Cool Thing of the Week

I’ll try to keep the pace with the TWN, continuing the work of Chris Armstrong. Thanks to Noa Harvey who is correcting my english as it is not my primary language.
The Twisted Weekly News

7th Issue. Sunday, November 23, 2003

QOTW:

scripts are just usually short programs that do a very specific thing
that’s why a lot of us people who use interpreted languages hate it
when someone calls our language a “Scripting language” ;)
(I mean, look at Twisted and call it a “script” with a straight face)

Discussions

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Progress

* A new version (0.8.0) of Quotient (http://www.divmod.org/) has been released (Editing of preferences via FreeForm, Tests,Improved table sorting,People and contacts,Inbox manager,Trash Manager,Compose and send messages with attachments, Password recovery,Thumbnailing,STUN server,Numerous tweaks and fixes).

Cool Thing of the Week

* TouRSSt, by Tv (http://toursst.sourceforge.net/): TouRSSt tours the web so you don’t have to. Run frequently, it pulls new RSS news items from a number of channels and puts them where you want. The project existed for a long time, but it was revived on November, 2.
* Informant, by Nafai (http://www.travishartwell.net/projects/informant/): First version of Informant, an graphical event logger that makes notifications (Gnome based, but a standalone version is possible).
* Twibbler (http://slarty.polito.it:8069/~sciasbat/wiki/moin.cgi/twibber): Twibber is a Python package aimed at handling the Jabber/XMMP protocol in a completely asynchronous way, with no need of threads.
* Web Forum: A web forum has been created to allow people that like clicking to discuss more about Twisted! Its url is http://twisted.banquise.org/

Ok, that’s it for this week. Thanks for reading!

Lior Gradstein

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