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Contributions in happy December

under Python, Pyramid, Plone, Gentoo, English

Another month passed by, another update. I'll try to keep this on monthly basis:

mr.bob does your project skeleton templates. Today I released 0.1a6 which introduces hooks. It allows you to hook into various places of the rendering flow. Before/after a question is asked and before/after rendering of directory structure. It's also a cleanup release before last missing piece is implemented - dependance between templates. I also updated my bobtemplates.ielectric templates to be used with newest mr.bob 0.1a6 release. There are already few packages using it, for example bobtemplates.niteoweb and bobtemplates.kotti.

29c3 - every year at the last week of December, Hackers organize a conference in Germany. Those are the people tinkering tools in a way they weren't designed. In most of the cases it results in security holes. There were way too many interesting things to note here, going from brewing probiotic beverages to Hotel card door hacking, mostly aimed to inform general public about issues we have to face when considering security. This year there was a lot of political movement around privacy and neutral net. There are estimations that the new data center NSA is building in Utah could crack 1080bit RSA keys in ~year, parallelized for thousands of keys in a row due to batch algorithms. I very recommend skimming 29c3 schedule page and at least watching the keynote by @ioerror.

Products.TinyMCE - quite a short patch to add a feature of "adding an image by external URL".

django-akismet-comments - got tired of all crappy Django solutions to provide Akismet spam protection to Django commenting framework. Still lacks a command to clean current spam comments and a way to flag comments as spam/ham that will teach Akismet to be a better filter.

UPDATE: I forgot about release, a package to filter out what tests to run from testsuit when using nose test runner.

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