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More Python Snippets!

While I have been away this week on vacation there were 16 new submissions with new snippets! I utterly flabbergasted at how many of you good folks are contributing snippets.

I just reviewed all of these submissions and we now have a bunch of new snippets, including:

  • WebKit examples and a fantastic snippet for theming a table dynamically.
  • Handling CSV files.
  • A slew of new DesktopCouch snippets.
  • A bunch of new Clutter snippets.
  • A snippet that reads in spreadsheets (.ods files).
  • We also had some new categories started with new snippets for the inspect and gconf modules.

Thanks everyone for your rocking work! We now have 191 snippets in the library! :-)

Want to contribute? Go and find out how!


Acire and Python Snippets Rockstars

Today Andy Breiner submitted a new Python snippet that demonstrates the use of the os module and Regular Expressions and looks at all the snippets in the Python Snippets library and counts how many people have submitted snippets. This is a great way of seeing how many people are contributing to the project. Well, I wanted to share the date with you folks:

  • Jim Bublitz: 15 snippets
  • Andy Breiner: 11 snippets
  • Jono Bacon: 10 snippets
  • Darren Worrall: 7 snippets
  • Simon Vermeersch: 6 snippets
  • Scott Ferguson: 4 snippets
  • Jurjen Stellingwerff: 4 snippets
  • Tim Voet: 3 snippets
  • Markus Korn: 3 snippets
  • Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals: 3 snippets
  • Huntly Cameron: 3 snippets
  • Tiago Boldt Sousa: 2 snippets
  • Simon Edwards: 1 snippet
  • Scott James Remnant: 1 snippet
  • Benjamin Klueglein: 1 snippet
  • Rich Jones: 1 snippet
  • Oliver Marks: 1 snippet
  • John Turek: 1 snippet
  • Jonathan Riddell: 1 snippet
  • Josh Holland: 1 snippet
  • João Pinto: 1 snippet
  • Gonzalo Núñez: 1 snippet
  • Nick Veitch: 1 snippet
  • Evan Briones: 1 snippet
  • David D. Lowe: 1 snippet
  • Bruno Girin: 1 snippet
  • David Futcher: 1 snippet
  • Bastian Kennel: 1 snippet
  • Andre “Osku” Schmidt: 1 snippet

What a fantastic collection of top-tier rock stars! These people have come together to contribute to a total of 173 snippets as it stands today! The other snippets in the library don’t have a specific author attached (they came from documentation).

I am not only pleased with how some of these folks have really gone to town in creating snippets, but also just how many different people have contributed. That is fantastic.

Of course, you can be one of these people too! Go and find out how to contribute your Python snippets today!

Acire 0.4 Released

Acire 0.4 Released

I am proud to announce the release of Acire 0.4!

This release includes the following new features

  • Documentation Links – many snippets now include links to relevant documentation links, and these are shown right within the Acire interface and just a click away.
  • Alphabetized Lists – the list of categories in Acire and the list of snippets in each category has now been alphabetized which makes navigating available snippets much easier.
  • HIG improvements – thanks to Matthew Pirocchi fo contributing a branch for helping Acire to fit in with the GNOME HIG better. The changes are subtle but really sleek. 🙂
  • Number of snippets– the number of snippets that are currently available are now shown on the status bar.
    Link to how to add snippets – Acire is nothing without python-snippets, so I added a link in the *Help* menu to [this page]( which explains how people can contribute snippets.

These features are in addition these features which already exist:

  • Diverse Library Of Examples – via the Python Snippets library, Acire provides you with access to hundreds of available snippets spanning a wide variety of Python modules.
  • New Snippets, Daily – for Ubuntu users, our library of Python Snippets is available in a package that is updated daily. We are always adding snippets, and they will be delivered to your system effortlessly.
  • Browse Snippets Easily – snippets are organized into a series of categories which neatly map to Python modules. When you select a category you will see a list of available snippets.
  • View Code – code for snippets is just a click away, using full syntax highlighting and respecting your Monospace font settings on your desktop.
  • Test and Run Snippets – snippets can be run right from Acire with a single click. See a snippet running, browse the code and understand how it works.
  • Play With Snippets Your Way – looking at a snippet’s code and want to change something to see what happens? No problem, edit the code, run it and have fun. When you are done you can even save your snippet to a file on your computer.
  • Available In Your LanguageAcire is available in multiple languages, with many more with each release.

Installing Acire 0.4 is a doddle if you are running Ubuntu (Lucid and Karmic) or Debian, just follow the instructions. Right now Acire is not packaged for other distributions, but I would love it to be: drop me a line if it is and I will update the website with installation details.

At the heart of the Acire and Python Snippets project are Python snippets that are contributed by the community. We need YOUR help to produce more snippets to help opportunistic developers really harness our wonderful platform. To contribute a snippet follow the guidelines here.

Welcome to the new site!

Well, folks! Welcome to the new Acire and Python Snippets website! Not much to say right now other than that this is just the beginning. As ever, we always need your snippets, so head over to to get involved!