Python 2.7.1 rc1 – released!

Today in comp.language.python.announce: On behalf of the Python development team, I’m chuffed to announce the a release candidate of Python 2.7.1. Please test the release candidate with your packages and report any bugs you find.  2.7.1 final is scheduled in two weeks. 2.7 includes many features that were first released in Python 3.1. The faster…

Around the Web – Some gems Ive found on my travels.

Thought I would add a regular article which covers some of my discoveries on the net which have not received a post of their own but deserve a mention.  If you follow @_Goblin on Twitter then you may be aware of most of these, but for those that don’t hang on every tweet I make…

REVIEW: GO OLLIE! – Platforming fun on our beloved Linux!

Review by Goblin[RFD] There has been quite alot of seriousness on my blog over the recent weeks, so I find myself reviewing another Linux platform game, this time by Tweeler.  I saw it originally mentioned on the Linux Game Tome, and decided to give it the Openbytes treatment, as I have always been a fan…

PYTHON: TKinter video tutorials for beginners!

Article by GoblinRFD More of a link than an article.  I have always wanted to do a video tutorial, and always had other things to do.  I stumbled recently across an email highlighting two tutorials for using TKinter (a set of functions for creating GUI’s with Python) Dont be put off by the lackluster voice,…

DIVE INTO PYTHON – Ebook

Python, the cross platform, highlevel language is one of the more popular options for Linux users. This book is aimed at the more experienced coder, but it is a valuable one to have.  Best of all it is free! You can order a “hardcopy” if you wish, and I would strongly advise that if after…