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16: A Conversation at EuroPython Nov. 25, 2010
A discussion from the restaurant at EuroPython; pour yourself a glass of something before listening.
15: Python 2.7 and 3; new conference videos; unittest2; Visual Studio support for IronPython July 26, 2010
A 15-minute grab-bag episode: * Python 2.7 final released. * Python 3's status. * New conference videos released (http://pyconau.blip.tv; http://kiwipycon.blip.tv; http://scipy.org). * The unittest2 module. * Visual Studio to gain IronPython support.
14: An interview with Christian Tismer, the creator of Stackless. Discussion on topics including Stackless, psyco and PyPy. June 6, 2010
A 16 minute interview between Michael Foord and Christian Tismer, recorded at PyCon 2010. Christian Tismer is a long standing member of the Python community and, amongst other things, he is the original creator of Stackless and has worked on both psyco and PyPy. In this interview we discuss all …
13: 2.7; PEP 3147; Summer of Code; SEC Mandating Python?; Dr Tim Couper; Funding Python; Beginners on Windows. May 22, 2010
Several topics are covered in this 40-minute episode: * Python 2.7 beta 1 released. * PEP 3147: New bytecode directory layout. * Google's Summer of Code beginning. * SEC proposes mandating Python's use in financial filings. * PyCon interview: Dr Tim Couper * How to Fund Python Development * Python …
12: Global Interpreter Lock; Concurrency April 18, 2010
We discuss the significance of the Global Interpreter Lock (or GIL) and recent work at improving it, PEP 3148 proposing futures as a new asynchronous execution method, some recent IronPython work, and a new Python podcast.
11: Interview with Antoine Pitrou April 7, 2010
An interview recorded at PyCon 2010, Atlanta, with Antoine Pitrou. Antoine Pitrou is the core CPython developer responsible for creating the "new-GIL".
10: Interview with Richard Jones March 24, 2010
Richard Jones organizes the PyWeek game programming challenge (http://www.pyweek.org/). Richard and Andrew discuss how the challenge is run, what sort of games people write, and the libraries that are used.
9: Bits of News March 22, 2010
We discuss a variety of recent news items: some recent CPython changes, the new PyPy 1.2 release, crypto support and Debian packaging for IronPython, the PyWeek game programming contest, upcoming conference plans, and upcoming podcast plans.
8: Interview: Mark Shuttleworth March 20, 2010
Steve Holden interviews Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu project and a keynote speaker at PyCon 2010.
7: Unladen Swallow March 15, 2010
PEP 3146 proposes that the Unladen Swallow branch, which adds a just-in-time compiler to Python, be merged into the main Python repository. We discuss what Unladen Swallow does, and what impact it's likely to have.
6: Interview: Van Lindberg March 10, 2010
Michael Foord interviews Van Lindberg, conference chair for PyCon 2010 in Atlanta GA, on the success of the conference, plans for the 2011 Atlanta conference, and his work as an intellectual-property lawyer.
5: New Features in Python 2.7 Feb. 10, 2010
We discuss a few of the new features in Python 2.7.
4: What To Do At PyCon Feb. 7, 2010
We discuss the features of the upcoming PyCon conference, and how to take best advantage of the event.
We cover the status of the transition to using Mercurial for the Python source code, the first alpha release of Python 2.7, and the recent controversy over adding commenting to the Python Package Index.
2: Selecting Talks for PyCon 2010 Dec. 9, 2009
In this episode, we discuss how talks were selected for the upcoming PyCon conference, and what else is being planned.
A round-table discussion of the moratorium on Python language development and whether Python 2.7 will be the last of the 2.x series.