Here are my meager contributions to the world of Python software.
Note that some of these are now distributed with Python.
- Yet another MIME handling library for Python. What I like
about this one is that it provides an abstract MIME object model
separate from parsing and generating the plain text
representations. There is a separate parser to convert from plain
text to the model, and a separate generate to output plain text
from the model. Along the way, the object model can be manipulated
in very Pythonic ways (or you can generate an entire model from
scratch using the provided classes).
mimelib development has been moved to SourceForge. You can
the latest version of mimelib, or
read the on-line
documentation. mimelib is installable via the standard
distutils facility; it has been tested with Python 2.0 and 2.1,
and I have no plans to support earlier versions of Python.
- An experimental
821 server, which implements the minimal required SMTP
protocol. It's not very sophisticated, and there are some known
problems with it, but I find it handy to experiment with and debug
Mailman. See comments in the code for more details.
BTW, the Mailman project will
use a derivation of smtpd.py to implement the
RFC 2033 LMTP
protocol for local mail transport between the mail server and
Mailman's incoming queue. This will be much more efficient than the
current mail program delivery.
- ht2html -- Python site generator
- ht2html is the program
that allows me to generate
Web pages of the style seen on my personal pages. The same set of
scripts are used to generate the Python.org site,
the GNU Mailman site,
and the Jython site.
The framework lets you create one
style class that customizes the colors, corner image,
banner text, etc.
- Fvwm Module
- I have a
Python module that interfaces with
the Fvwm window manager for
X. This was inspired by Jonathan Kelley's module for Fvwm version 1.
Mine has been restructured and updated for Fvwm version 2. I've
recently made a much improved version available; it's now been
integrated with Tkinter so you can write modules that create
- Here's a very simple script to do Rot13
(a.k.a. Caesar rotated) encoding and decoding.
- A handy little script that will
keep your Solaris systems current, by automating the download
of patches. Note that you must currently have a SunSolve account
to use this. AFAIK, this does not work for Solaris 7
patches. I won't be updating it since I no longer use Solaris.