Thursday, September 07, 2006

IronPython 1.0 ships now

It's very cool that after 9 RC version, IronPython 1.0 is available on CodePlex now, with many resources include Binaries, Source code, and tutorials, you can download it from here.

IronPython is an implementation of the dynamic programming language "Python". Jim Hugunin, the lead of IronPython team, have a funny talk at the release notes:

I started work on IronPython almost 3 years ago.  My initial motivation for the project was to understand all of the reports that I read on the web showing that the Common Language Runtime (CLR) was a terrible platform for Python and other dynamic languages.

A bit more on IronPython, from Aaron Marten's WebLog.

How do I get IronPython Integration in Visual Studio 2005?

First, you'll need to go download the latest release of the Visual Studio SDK (April 2006). You'll need to register on the VSIP members site. You can register for free as an affiliate level member. Also note that you'll need to agree to the VSIP license.

What version of Visual Studio do I need? Can I use this with an Express edition?

Unfortunately, no. The Visual Studio Express editions do not support extensibility (addins & packages). This is a limitation of the Express products and not a limitation we are placing on the sample. You will need Visual Studio Standard or higher to build and use the sample.

Hope helps.

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