Archive for the ‘python’ category

GNU Octave — free software Matlab replacement – needs you

November 30, 2011

GNU Octave is a high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides a convenient command-line interface for solving linear and nonlinear problems numerically, and for performing other numerical experiments using a language that is mostly compatible with Matlab. Visit for more information on downloading, installing, using, and getting involved in the GNU Octave project.

Ways to help. We encourage you to create high-level packages in GNU Octave with the goal of creating replacement functions for packages provided by Matlab. You can learn more about getting involved in GNU Octave by joining their mailing list and checking the “help wanted” page.


There are a number of ways that you can contribute to help make Octave a better system. Perhaps the most important way to contribute is to write high-quality code for solving new problems, and to make your code freely available for others to use. For inspiration, we have a wish-list of projects and feature requests in our wiki.

If you have modifications to the core Octave distribution (bug fixes or enhancements), please report and discuss them.

If you’ve written a useful function for Octave that you would like to make available for others to use, please consider contributing it to the Octave Forge project


Video display hooks needed for off–screen model.

November 30, 2011

As many of you may or may not know, there is a freeware open-source screen reader for blind and visually impaired people written in Python called NVDA (Nonvisual Desktop Access.) The software runs on Windows2000, xp (all versions) and vista. The project is coming along quickly however we need video display hooks to create an off-screen model so that NVDA can give more information to the blind computer user, and also implement such things as mouse simulation. Video display hooks will also allow us to support even more applications and enhance the support of the current applications even more-so. These video display hooks for the offscreen model need to be written in Python if possible. To download NVDA, go to

We as developers and testers haven’t been able to figure out how to implement video display hooks so NVDA can utilise an off-screen model so far. Any help would be greatly appreciated. You may contact me about this project at Josh Kennedy msn messenger contact: Josh Kennedy skype contact: jkenn337

Again any assistance with this project would be greatly apreciated. Video display hooks will greatly increase the abilities of the NVDA screen-reader. Note, this position is not restricted to blind programmers if you have sight and can help please contact me. There is also an email list for NVDA at .

Contribute to a cool opensource Virtualization Project

November 30, 2011


XenMan is graphical tool aimed at operational lifecycle management for Xen virtualisation. XenMan is built on the belief that ease-of-use and sophistication can, and should, co-exist in a single tool that can serve both novice and expert users alike.

We are seeking enthusiastic python developers to make this a defacto tool for Virtualization management.

We have a number of interesting areas to contribute :

  • ConVirt LiveCD

  • Migration support
  • Support multiple Virtualization technologies
  • Headless Xenman (server)
  • Policy support
  • Charting metrics
  • Internationalization scheme and translations
  • Packaging for distributions
  • Windows port

and more…..

Contact us at the forum for the project or write to

Project Anglea – Open Source Gaming Project

November 30, 2011

Project Angela is seeking developers to help us take the already open source training simulation enginge, Delta3D, and convert it for use as a gaming engine.

We are seeking enthusiastic python developers to make this the a gaming engine that can be recycled by many people to create new and interesting games.

We have a number of interesting areas to contribute :

  • Rule Set Abtraction
  • User Interface
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • User Management
  • Security

and more….. (our forums)

Contact us at the forum for the project or write to recentcoin @

GliderLab /

November 30, 2011

Job Description: Building very simple/focused open source tools and web services to support a more programmable web, a la the vision of webhooks. Current projects include:

  • Scriptlets – Quick web scripts. Instant cloud-side code for hook scripts in Python,Javascript,PHP, and more.

  • PostBin – Webhook debugging tool. Create a URL that collects POST data for inspection. More to come.

  • Hookah – Webhook event dispatcher. The “SMTP daemon” of webhooks. Eases implementation of webhooks.

  • Protocol Droid – Very early HTTP-to-anything adapter. Made for limited cloud-side code environments.

  • More soon … including free short-term storage API (clipboard of the web), library of service integration hooks, webhook plugins for open source projects, other public services …

What Python is used for: All projects use Google App Engine, Django, and/or Twisted … so 100% Python.

Porting Ubiquity in gNewSense

November 30, 2011

Job Description: gNewSense is a fully free GNU/Linux distribution sponsorship by the FSF. We need a program in Python for porting ubiquity in this system. Contact nyu or Kamping_kaiser on in channel #gnewsense-dev or send a mail to rmh.gnewsense @

URGENT REQUEST, Sahana Disaster Management System, Haiti Earthquake

November 30, 2011

Job Description:This is an urgent call for experienced Python programmers to help in the Sahana Disaster Management System immediately – knowledge of Web2Py platform would be best. The Sahana Disaster Management System is used to coordinate relief efforts. Please recruit any available programmers for the Haiti effort as quickly as possible and have them contact me immediately so that I can put them in touch with the correct people. Thank you kindly and I do hope that we can quickly identify some contributors for this monumental effort – they are needed ASAP. is the developer site and the demo is