|Python Gutenberg E-text Project|
In keeping with the spirit of open-source software, the work on this project depends in large part on the contributions of others. I'll try and list here those which I can remember, and apologize in advance to anyone I unintentionally forget to mention.
PyGE owes a lot of thanks to Rob Tillotson for his efforts in writing the e-text conversion tool Pyrite Publisher and making it freely available for use by others.
The Pyrite Publisher package (with a few modifications as noted in the source files) is included as part of PyGE, and provides the core functionality for the PyGEMZ application, as well as zTxt file handling functions for the PyGERS application. The original Pyrite Publisher can be found at:
Credit goes to John Gruenenfelder for developing the open zTxt file format, and for creating the free Palm PDA application Weasel Reader (formerly called GutenPalm) which uses that format. Find out more about this very nice e-text reader for Palm devices here:
Note: the site also provides links to other utilities which can generate zTxt formatted documents.
Inspiration for including speech output capability in PyGERS was obtained from the Sayz Me application for Windows written by Adam Bunter and Cass Fishbourne. Information about Sayz Me can be found at:
Big kudos are given to the developers of wxPython, who have done a fantastic job of bringing both power and ease of use to Python when building applications with first-rate graphical user interfaces. Check out the latest developments at:
Along the same line, thanks are extended to the developers of wxWindows, the C++ application framework around which wxPython is built. Further information about wxWindows can be found at:
Thanks go to Thomas Heller for writing py2exe, a utility for creating standalone Windows applications from Python scripts. The web site for py2exe can be found at:
Jordan Russell has my appreciation for creating Inno Setup, a free Windows application installation generator. Check out this quality program at:
Thanks are extended to Gordon McMillan for creating his Installer software for creating Unix and Linux executable packages that have minimal dependencies on installed components. Online information about Installer can be found at:
Kris Moore has my thanks for writing Linstall Wizard to easily create GUI installer programs for Linux, and making this program freely available for non-commercial projects. Additional information about Linstall Wizard is available at:
Michael Sweet and the folks at Easy Software Products get my thanks for developing the ESP Package Manager (EPM) program for generating distribution packages in both platform-specific and portable formats. This is a must-have tool for developers of cross-platform software, and it's free. More information is available at:
Final thanks go to Guido van Rossum and all the other Python developers who have helped make Python the great programming language that it has become. Keep up with what's happening in Python at:
Sun Aug 24 03:50:00 PST 2003
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