Monday, December 18, 2006

Second call for Papers

It's Christmas time, so everyone's obviously very busy organising their holiday activities. I hope everyone reading this is preparing for a nice break!

However, the clock keeps ticking towards Edition Two, and it is now three weeks until the proposals deadline. A proposal is, in the case of an academic submission, something which is ready for the peer review process, or in the case of an industry or editorial article, something which can begin the editorial process.

We already have a number of submissions, but we would love to recieve more, especially from user groups who are happy to share their stories with the rest of the Python world.

Thanks for coming along for the ride, everyone!

Cheers,
-T
(Editor-In-Chief)

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

OSDC 2006 Open for Business

Well, today is the first day of the Open Source Developer's conference in Melbourne, Australia. I will be attending myself from tomorrow, so if anyone wants to come up and say "Hi," please do so!

Richard Jones is also heavily involved, and Maurice Ling is also presenting. Unfortunately, we don't have t-shirts or anything, so you'll have to work it out from the program. Maybe next year...

Also, we will almost certainly have an OSDC article full of photographs and comments about this major event. Should there be sufficient content, we may even have an OSDC special edition, but it is more likely that we will simply include it in what is gearing up to be a real bumper edition of The Python Papers for February.

Cheers,
-T
(Editor-In-Chief)

Friday, December 1, 2006

Python Papers archive site launched

archive.pythonpapers.org has now been designated for holding past issues of The Python Papers in a way that can be directly-linked and indexed.

Bots, I invite thee!

The publishing web software we use is fantastic, but isn't really for building websites. It's for publishing things, and that's just fine. Archive.pythonpapers.org will hold all issues of the Python Papers in whatever formats can be reasonably exported to.

At the moment, the site is extremely basic, but we will undertake some redesign for attractiveness over the coming days and weeks.

Link to The Python Papers, Volume 1, Issue 1 points directly to the PDF of the current issue.

Cheers,
-T
(Editor-In-Chief)