The Old Changelog - A Look Into History
Changelog for Early Versions of Movable Python
This is the changelog for the early versions of Movable Python. It shows the development of Movable Python from an interesting experiment, into a useful tool. More details on the people involved can be found in CREDITS.
No longer print tracebacks for sys.exit.
SPE 0.7.3 is now used.
Movpy Icon and image added by Aidan Ashby - www.nebulae.org.uk
We use exec rather than eval (which shouldn't be used with multiple statement code objects).
IPython isn't called if -p is on, psyco and IPython don't play well together.
IPython won't be called if psyco.full() has been called in your script.
Fixed a bug in Python 2.2 support - exclude_modules now works !
Forced package import for encodings. SPE now works with python 2.2 - but still 'experimental'.
Icon is now used in python 2.2
The pre-built environments use newer versions of readline, IPython, and SPE.
Make sure multi-line statements we compile terminate in '\n'. (Fixes a bug when run in Python 2.2)
Removed the 'module_extensions' keyword.
Added logging using StandOut and the 'logfile' keyword.
Module exclusion now works with py2exe.
Added the optimize and compressed keywords. (not relevant to Python 2.2)
Added the 'build_full' and removed the 'include_dirs' keywords (greatly simplified the 'search path' code in PyDistFreeze.py).
Identified problems with pywin32 with help from Brian Beck (del sys.frozen sometimes useful !).
Added code to build environments with win32com - see http://starship.python.net/crew/theller/moin.cgi/WinShell
The 'lib/' directory is now in sys.path when entering interactive mode immediately (bug spotted by Bruno).
Distribution description includes the version of python.
When not using IPython, interactive() will find locals() for itself. (Meaning interactive() can be called in user scripts).
Added the 'manuals' folder to the distribution.
Added the -p command line option, to switch on psyco.
Switched to using compile/eval rather than exec/execfile. (Better for psyco and more meaningful error messages)
A fix so that errors will report the right line number with '-x'.
Changed config file to include winsound and unicodedata.
Modifications to PyDistFreeze.py and movpy.py to make them compatible with python 2.2.
A built in 'setup.py' for python 2.2. (can now autobuild distributions on python 2.2)
IPython should now work on machines that don't have it installed ! (ipythondir is now set and config file supplied)
If you don't select a file from the GUI, it now drops into interactive mode.
Can supply path to config.txt in command line to PyDistFreeze.py
Tweaked the directory finding function - which finds directories we will search.
Fixed it so that movpyw doesn't generate error logs with '-' if launched from GUI with no file.
IDLE now works, so added idle.bat.
Support for IPython as alternative interactive shell.
External config file ('config.txt' in 'lib/' directory) - for setting default command line options.
Added 'credits' and 'copyrights' as builtins (for IPython).
Added support for command line arguments -h, -V, -u, -i, -x, -, -c (hey that's a lot for one evening !)
The main script 'movpy.py' is now kept in an external file.
'include_modules' now supports sub-packages.
Added back support for encodings.
packagepaths.pth added for sub-package support with 'include_packages'.
Lots of changes , they include :
Some additions by Bruno Thoorens. They include :
More work with Stani.
Renamed 'Movable Python'. (Executable is 'movpy.exe')
Cleaned up a lot - now imports subpackages properly.
Thanks to Stani of SPE for encouragement and suggestions. (including the name)
Test version called 'testenv' - Python test environment.
Works better than expected.
Thanks to Bruno Thoorens and Stani for help and debugging.