Announce: Stallion v0.2 released !

I just tagged and released the v0.2 version of the Stallion. In the change log (Github project page), you can see that a lot of bugs were fixed and some new features were introduced in this release. I added compatibility with almost all Python 2.x versions, PyPy 1.7+ (and probably older versions too), I also fixed the compatibility with the Internet Explorer browser, now you should be able to use Stallion with Chrome, Firefox and IE.

The most important feature introduced is the global checking for updates (a lot of people requested it):

The new checking is under the menu “PyPI Repository”. Another new feature is the refactoring on the visual appearance of the package classifiers:

Some small visual enhancements were also introduced, like the little gray marker next to the selected package:

I hope you liked, I’m looking forward to implement more features as soon as possible, but a new version shouldn’t be released until next year.

Visit the project page at Github to get instructions on how to update or install Stallion.

– Christian S. Perone

Announce: ‘Stallion’ – Python Package Manager

I’m happy to announce the first release v.0.1 of the Stallion project. Stallion is a visual Python package manager compatible with Python 2.6 and 2.7 (I still haven’t tested it with Python 2.5).

The motivation behind Stallion is to provide an user friendly visualization with some management features (most of them are still under development) for Python packages installed on your local Python distribution. Stallion is intended to be used specially for Python newcomers.

The project is currently hosted at Github, so feel free to fork, contribute, make suggestion, report bugs, etc.


All you need to do to install Stallion is to use your favorite Python distribution system, examples:

user@machine:~/$ pip install stallion
user@machine:~/$ easy_install stallion

By doing this on your prompt (Windows/Linux), the pip/setuptools will download and install external dependencies (Flask, Jinja, docutils, etc.).
After installing Stallion, you need to start the local server by using:

user@machine:~/$ python -m stallion.main

And if it’s all ok, Stallion will start the server on localhost only at the port 5000, so all you need to do now is to browse into the URL http://localhost:5000

You can also download install packages from the PyPI repository.

See some screenshots (click to enlarge)

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Installed package information

Package metadata

Check PyPI for updates available

PyPI version mismatch diagnosis


Pyevolve 0.6rc1 released !

I’m proud to announce the Pyevolve 0.6rc1 ! This is the first release candidate, but it’s pretty stable for production use (as from this 0.6 version we are very closer to a stable codebase, thanks to community).

See the documentation site and the What’s New.

I would like to thank the people who directly or indirectly have contributed with this release: Boris Gorelik, Amit Saha, Jelle Feringa, Henrik Rudstrom, Matteo de Felice, SIGEVOlution Board, Mike Benoit, Ryan Campbell, Jonas A. Gustavsson, Soham Sadhu, Ernesto Costa, Ido Ben-Tsion, Frank Goodman, Vishal Belsare, Benjamin Bush; and a lot of people who gave us feedback of the experience with the use of Pyevolve on their applications.

For downloads, go to the Downloads section at Documentation site.

If you see something wrong with this release candidate, please create a ticket reporting your problem at Pyevolve Trac, so we can provide fixes to the official release.

Happy coding !

– Christian S. Perone