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  1What's New in Python 2.6.4rc1
  2=============================
  3
  4*Release date: XX-Oct-2009*
  5
  6- OutputWindow/PyShell right click menu "Go to file/line" wasn't working with
  7  file paths containing spaces.  Bug 5559.
  8
  9What's New in Python 2.6.3
 10==========================
 11
 12*Release date: 02-Oct-2009*
 13
 14What's New in IDLE 2.6.3rc1?
 15============================
 16
 17*Release date: 28-Sep-2009*
 18
 19- On OS X IDLE 2.6 shows two Preference menu items.  Issue6951.
 20
 21- Windows: Version string for the .chm help file changed, file not being
 22  accessed  Patch 5783 Guilherme Polo
 23
 24- Tk 8.5 Text widget requires 'wordprocessor' tabstyle attr to handle
 25  mixed space/tab properly. Issue 5129, patch by Guilherme Polo.
 26
 27What's New in IDLE 2.6.2rc1?
 28============================
 29
 30*Release date: 06-Apr-2009*
 31
 32- Issue #3549: On MacOS the preferences menu was not present
 33
 34What's New in IDLE 2.6?
 35=======================
 36
 37*Release date: 01-Oct-2008*
 38
 39- Issue #2665: On Windows, an IDLE installation upgraded from an old version
 40  would not start if a custom theme was defined.
 41
 42- Home / Control-A toggles between left margin and end of leading white
 43  space.  Patch 1196903 Jeff Shute.
 44
 45- Improved AutoCompleteWindow logic.  Patch 2062 Tal Einat.
 46
 47- Autocompletion of filenames now support alternate separators, e.g. the
 48  '/' char on Windows.  Patch 2061 Tal Einat.
 49
 50What's New in IDLE 2.6a1?
 51=========================
 52
 53*Release date: 29-Feb-2008*
 54
 55- Configured selection highlighting colors were ignored; updating highlighting
 56  in the config dialog would cause non-Python files to be colored as if they
 57  were Python source; improve use of ColorDelagator.  Patch 1334. Tal Einat.
 58
 59- ScriptBinding event handlers weren't returning 'break'. Patch 2050, Tal Einat
 60
 61- There was an error on exit if no sys.exitfunc was defined. Issue 1647.
 62
 63- Could not open files in .idlerc directory if latter was hidden on Windows.
 64  Issue 1743, Issue 1862.
 65
 66- Configure Dialog: improved layout for keybinding.  Patch 1457 Tal Einat.
 67
 68- tabpage.py updated: tabbedPages.py now supports multiple dynamic rows
 69  of tabs.  Patch 1612746 Tal Einat.
 70
 71- Add confirmation dialog before printing.  Patch 1717170 Tal Einat.
 72
 73- Show paste position if > 80 col.  Patch 1659326 Tal Einat.
 74
 75- Update cursor color without restarting.  Patch 1725576 Tal Einat.
 76
 77- Allow keyboard interrupt only when user code is executing in subprocess.
 78  Patch 1225 Tal Einat (reworked from IDLE-Spoon).
 79
 80- configDialog cleanup. Patch 1730217 Tal Einat.
 81
 82- textView cleanup. Patch 1718043 Tal Einat.
 83
 84- Clean up EditorWindow close.
 85
 86- Patch 1693258: Fix for duplicate "preferences" menu-OS X. Backport of r56204.
 87
 88- OSX: Avoid crash for those versions of Tcl/Tk which don't have a console
 89
 90- Bug in idlelib.MultiCall: Options dialog was crashing IDLE if there was an
 91  option in config-extensions w/o a value. Patch #1672481, Tal Einat
 92
 93- Corrected some bugs in AutoComplete.  Also, Page Up/Down in ACW implemented;
 94  mouse and cursor selection in ACWindow implemented; double Tab inserts
 95  current selection and closes ACW (similar to double-click and Return); scroll
 96  wheel now works in ACW.  Added AutoComplete instructions to IDLE Help.
 97
 98- AutoCompleteWindow moved below input line, will move above if there
 99  isn't enough space.  Patch 1621265 Tal Einat
100
101- Calltips now 'handle' tuples in the argument list (display '<tuple>' :)
102  Suggested solution by Christos Georgiou, Bug 791968.
103
104- Add 'raw' support to configHandler. Patch 1650174 Tal Einat.
105
106- Avoid hang when encountering a duplicate in a completion list. Bug 1571112.
107
108- Patch #1362975: Rework CodeContext indentation algorithm to
109  avoid hard-coding pixel widths.
110
111- Bug #813342: Start the IDLE subprocess with -Qnew if the parent
112  is started with that option.
113
114- Honor the "Cancel" action in the save dialog (Debian bug #299092)
115
116- Some syntax errors were being caught by tokenize during the tabnanny
117  check, resulting in obscure error messages.  Do the syntax check
118  first.  Bug 1562716, 1562719
119
120- IDLE's version number takes a big jump to match the version number of
121  the Python release of which it's a part.
122
123
124What's New in IDLE 1.2?
125=======================
126
127*Release date: 19-SEP-2006*
128
129
130What's New in IDLE 1.2c1?
131=========================
132
133*Release date: 17-AUG-2006*
134
135- File menu hotkeys: there were three 'p' assignments.  Reassign the
136  'Save Copy As' and 'Print' hotkeys to 'y' and 't'.  Change the
137  Shell hotkey from 's' to 'l'.
138
139- IDLE honors new quit() and exit() commands from site.py Quitter() object.
140  Patch 1540892, Jim Jewett
141
142- The 'with' statement is now a Code Context block opener.
143  Patch 1540851, Jim Jewett
144
145- Retrieval of previous shell command was not always preserving indentation
146  (since 1.2a1) Patch 1528468 Tal Einat.
147
148- Changing tokenize (39046) to detect dedent broke tabnanny check (since 1.2a1)
149
150- ToggleTab dialog was setting indent to 8 even if cancelled (since 1.2a1).
151
152- When used w/o subprocess, all exceptions were preceded by an error
153  message claiming they were IDLE internal errors (since 1.2a1).
154
155What's New in IDLE 1.2b3?
156=========================
157
158*Release date: 03-AUG-2006*
159
160- Bug #1525817: Don't truncate short lines in IDLE's tool tips.
161
162- Bug #1517990: IDLE keybindings on MacOS X now work correctly
163
164- Bug #1517996: IDLE now longer shows the default Tk menu when a
165  path browser, class browser or debugger is the frontmost window on MacOS X
166
167- EditorWindow.test() was failing.  Bug 1417598
168
169- EditorWindow failed when used stand-alone if sys.ps1 not set.
170  Bug 1010370 Dave Florek
171
172- Tooltips failed on new-syle class __init__ args.  Bug 1027566 Loren Guthrie
173
174- Avoid occasional failure to detect closing paren properly.
175  Patch 1407280 Tal Einat
176
177- Rebinding Tab key was inserting 'tab' instead of 'Tab'.  Bug 1179168.
178
179- Colorizer now handles #<builtin> correctly, also unicode strings and
180  'as' keyword in comment directly following import command. Closes 1325071.
181  Patch 1479219 Tal Einat
182
183What's New in IDLE 1.2b2?
184=========================
185
186*Release date: 11-JUL-2006*
187
188What's New in IDLE 1.2b1?
189=========================
190
191*Release date: 20-JUN-2006*
192
193What's New in IDLE 1.2a2?
194=========================
195
196*Release date: 27-APR-2006*
197
198What's New in IDLE 1.2a1?
199=========================
200
201*Release date: 05-APR-2006*
202
203- Patch #1162825: Support non-ASCII characters in IDLE window titles.
204
205- Source file f.flush() after writing; trying to avoid lossage if user
206  kills GUI.
207
208- Options / Keys / Advanced dialog made functional.  Also, allow binding
209  of 'movement' keys.
210
211- 'syntax' patch adds improved calltips and a new class attribute listbox.
212  MultiCall module allows binding multiple actions to an event.
213  Patch 906702 Noam Raphael
214
215- Better indentation after first line of string continuation.
216  IDLEfork Patch 681992, Noam Raphael
217
218- Fixed CodeContext alignment problem, following suggestion from Tal Einat.
219
220- Increased performance in CodeContext extension  Patch 936169 Noam Raphael
221
222- Mac line endings were incorrect when pasting code from some browsers
223  when using X11 and the Fink distribution.  Python Bug 1263656.
224
225- <Enter> when cursor is on a previous command retrieves that command.  Instead
226  of replacing the input line, the previous command is now appended to the
227  input line. Indentation is preserved, and undo is enabled.
228  Patch 1196917  Jeff Shute
229
230- Clarify "tab/space" Error Dialog and "Tab Width" Dialog associated with
231  the Untabify command.
232
233- Corrected "tab/space" Error Dialog to show correct menu for Untabify.
234  Patch 1196980 Jeff Shute
235
236- New files are colorized by default, and colorizing is removed when
237  saving as non-Python files. Patch 1196895 Jeff Shute
238  Closes Python Bugs 775012 and 800432, partial fix IDLEfork 763524
239
240- Improve subprocess link error notification.
241
242- run.py: use Queue's blocking feature instead of sleeping in the main
243  loop.  Patch # 1190163 Michiel de Hoon
244
245- Add config-main option to make the 'history' feature non-cyclic.
246  Default remains cyclic.  Python Patch 914546 Noam Raphael.
247
248- Removed ability to configure tabs indent from Options dialog.  This 'feature'
249  has never worked and no one has complained.  It is still possible to set a
250  default tabs (v. spaces) indent 'manually' via config-main.def (or to turn on
251  tabs for the current EditorWindow via the Format menu) but IDLE will
252  encourage indentation via spaces.
253
254- Enable setting the indentation width using the Options dialog.
255  Bug # 783877
256
257- Add keybindings for del-word-left and del-word-right.
258
259- Discourage using an indent width other than 8 when using tabs to indent
260  Python code.
261
262- Restore use of EditorWindow.set_indentation_params(), was dead code since
263  Autoindent was merged into EditorWindow.  This allows IDLE to conform to the
264  indentation width of a loaded file.  (But it still will not switch to tabs
265  even if the file uses tabs.)  Any change in indent width is local to that
266  window.
267
268- Add Tabnanny check before Run/F5, not just when Checking module.
269
270- If an extension can't be loaded, print warning and skip it instead of
271  erroring out.
272
273- Improve error handling when .idlerc can't be created (warn and exit).
274
275- The GUI was hanging if the shell window was closed while a raw_input()
276  was pending.  Restored the quit() of the readline() mainloop().
277  http://mail.python.org/pipermail/idle-dev/2004-December/002307.html
278
279- The remote procedure call module rpc.py can now access data attributes of
280  remote registered objects.  Changes to these attributes are local, however.
281
282What's New in IDLE 1.1?
283=======================
284
285*Release date: 30-NOV-2004*
286
287- On OpenBSD, terminating IDLE with ctrl-c from the command line caused a
288  stuck subprocess MainThread because only the SocketThread was exiting.
289
290What's New in IDLE 1.1b3/rc1?
291=============================
292
293*Release date: 18-NOV-2004*
294
295- Saving a Keyset w/o making changes (by using the "Save as New Custom Key Set"
296  button) caused IDLE to fail on restart (no new keyset was created in
297  config-keys.cfg).  Also true for Theme/highlights.  Python Bug 1064535.
298
299- A change to the linecache.py API caused IDLE to exit when an exception was
300  raised while running without the subprocess (-n switch).  Python Bug 1063840.
301
302What's New in IDLE 1.1b2?
303=========================
304
305*Release date: 03-NOV-2004*
306
307- When paragraph reformat width was made configurable, a bug was
308  introduced that caused reformatting of comment blocks to ignore how
309  far the block was indented, effectively adding the indentation width
310  to the reformat width.  This has been repaired, and the reformat
311  width is again a bound on the total width of reformatted lines.
312
313What's New in IDLE 1.1b1?
314=========================
315
316*Release date: 15-OCT-2004*
317
318
319What's New in IDLE 1.1a3?
320=========================
321
322*Release date: 02-SEP-2004*
323
324- Improve keyboard focus binding, especially in Windows menu.  Improve
325  window raising, especially in the Windows menu and in the debugger.
326  IDLEfork 763524.
327
328- If user passes a non-existent filename on the commandline, just
329  open a new file, don't raise a dialog.  IDLEfork 854928.
330
331
332What's New in IDLE 1.1a2?
333=========================
334
335*Release date: 05-AUG-2004*
336
337- EditorWindow.py was not finding the .chm help file on Windows.  Typo
338  at Rev 1.54.  Python Bug 990954
339
340- checking sys.platform for substring 'win' was breaking IDLE docs on Mac
341  (darwin).  Also, Mac Safari browser requires full file:// URIs.  SF 900580.
342
343
344What's New in IDLE 1.1a1?
345=========================
346
347*Release date: 08-JUL-2004*
348
349- Redirect the warning stream to the shell during the ScriptBinding check of
350  user code and format the warning similarly to an exception for both that
351  check and for runtime warnings raised in the subprocess.
352
353- CodeContext hint pane visibility state is now persistent across sessions.
354  The pane no longer appears in the shell window.  Added capability to limit
355  extensions to shell window or editor windows.  Noam Raphael addition
356  to Patch 936169.
357
358- Paragraph reformat width is now a configurable parameter in the
359  Options GUI.
360
361- New Extension: CodeContext.  Provides block structuring hints for code
362  which has scrolled above an edit window. Patch 936169 Noam Raphael.
363
364- If nulls somehow got into the strings in recent-files.lst
365  EditorWindow.update_recent_files_list() was failing.  Python Bug 931336.
366
367- If the normal background is changed via Configure/Highlighting, it will
368  update immediately, thanks to the previously mentioned patch by Nigel Rowe.
369
370- Add a highlight theme for builtin keywords.  Python Patch 805830 Nigel Rowe
371  This also fixed IDLEfork bug [ 693418 ] Normal text background color not
372  refreshed and Python bug [897872 ] Unknown color name on HP-UX
373
374- rpc.py:SocketIO - Large modules were generating large pickles when downloaded
375  to the execution server.  The return of the OK response from the subprocess
376  initialization was interfering and causing the sending socket to be not
377  ready.  Add an IO ready test to fix this.  Moved the polling IO ready test
378  into pollpacket().
379
380- Fix typo in rpc.py, s/b "pickle.PicklingError" not "pickle.UnpicklingError".
381
382- Added a Tk error dialog to run.py inform the user if the subprocess can't
383  connect to the user GUI process.  Added a timeout to the GUI's listening
384  socket.  Added Tk error dialogs to PyShell.py to announce a failure to bind
385  the port or connect to the subprocess.  Clean up error handling during
386  connection initiation phase.  This is an update of Python Patch 778323.
387
388- Print correct exception even if source file changed since shell was
389  restarted.  IDLEfork Patch 869012 Noam Raphael
390
391- Keybindings with the Shift modifier now work correctly.  So do bindings which
392  use the Space key.  Limit unmodified user keybindings to the function keys.
393  Python Bug 775353, IDLEfork Bugs 755647, 761557
394
395- After an exception, run.py was not setting the exception vector. Noam
396  Raphael suggested correcting this so pdb's postmortem pm() would work.
397  IDLEfork Patch 844675
398
399- IDLE now does not fail to save the file anymore if the Tk buffer is not a
400  Unicode string, yet eol_convention is.  Python Bugs 774680, 788378
401
402- IDLE didn't start correctly when Python was installed in "Program Files" on
403  W2K and XP.  Python Bugs 780451, 784183
404
405- config-main.def documentation incorrectly referred to idle- instead of
406  config-  filenames.  SF 782759  Also added note about .idlerc location.
407
408
409What's New in IDLE 1.0?
410=======================
411
412*Release date: 29-Jul-2003*
413
414- Added a banner to the shell discussing warnings possibly raised by personal
415  firewall software.  Added same comment to README.txt.
416
417
418What's New in IDLE 1.0 release candidate 2?
419===========================================
420
421*Release date: 24-Jul-2003*
422
423- Calltip error when docstring was None  Python Bug 775541
424
425
426What's New in IDLE 1.0 release candidate 1?
427===========================================
428
429*Release date: 18-Jul-2003*
430
431- Updated extend.txt, help.txt, and config-extensions.def to correctly
432  reflect the current status of the configuration system.  Python Bug 768469
433
434- Fixed: Call Tip Trimming May Loop Forever. Python Patch 769142 (Daniels)
435
436- Replaced apply(f, args, kwds) with f(*args, **kwargs) to improve performance
437  Python Patch 768187
438
439- Break or continue statements outside a loop were causing IDLE crash
440  Python Bug 767794
441
442- Convert Unicode strings from readline to IOBinding.encoding.  Also set
443  sys.std{in|out|err}.encoding, for both the local and the subprocess case.
444  SF IDLEfork patch 682347.
445
446
447What's New in IDLE 1.0b2?
448=========================
449
450*Release date: 29-Jun-2003*
451
452- Extend AboutDialog.ViewFile() to support file encodings.  Make the CREDITS
453  file Latin-1.
454
455- Updated the About dialog to reflect re-integration into Python.  Provide
456  buttons to display Python's NEWS, License, and Credits, plus additional
457  buttons for IDLE's README and NEWS.
458
459- TextViewer() now has a third parameter which allows inserting text into the
460  viewer instead of reading from a file.
461
462- (Created the .../Lib/idlelib directory in the Python CVS, which is a clone of
463  IDLEfork modified to install in the Python environment.  The code in the
464  interrupt module has been moved to thread.interrupt_main(). )
465
466- Printing the Shell window was failing if it was not saved first SF 748975
467
468- When using the Search in Files dialog, if the user had a selection
469  highlighted in his Editor window, insert it into the dialog search field.
470
471- The Python Shell entry was disappearing from the Windows menu.
472
473- Update the Windows file list when a file name change occurs
474
475- Change to File / Open Module: always pop up the dialog, using the current
476  selection as the default value.  This is easier to use habitually.
477
478- Avoided a problem with starting the subprocess when 'localhost' doesn't
479  resolve to the user's loopback interface.  SF 747772
480
481- Fixed an issue with highlighted errors never de-colorizing.  SF 747677.  Also
482  improved notification of Tabnanny Token Error.
483
484- File / New will by default save in the directory of the Edit window from
485  which it was initiated.  SF 748973 Guido van Rossum patch.
486
487
488What's New in IDLEfork 0.9b1?
489=============================
490
491*Release date: 02-Jun-2003*
492
493- The current working directory of the execution environment (and shell
494  following completion of execution) is now that of the module being run.
495
496- Added the delete-exitfunc option to config-main.def.  (This option is not
497  included in the Options dialog.)  Setting this to True (the default) will
498  cause IDLE to not run sys.exitfunc/atexit when the subprocess exits.
499
500- IDLE now preserves the line ending codes when editing a file produced on
501  a different platform. SF 661759,  SF 538584
502
503- Reduced default editor font size to 10 point and increased window height
504  to provide a better initial impression on Windows.
505
506- Options / Fonts/Tabs / Set Base Editor Font: List box was not highlighting
507  the default font when first installed on Windows.  SF 661676
508
509- Added Autosave feature: when user runs code from edit window, if the file
510  has been modified IDLE will silently save it if Autosave is enabled.  The
511  option is set in the Options dialog, and the default is to prompt the
512  user to save the file.   SF 661318 Bruce Sherwood patch.
513
514- Improved the RESTART annotation in the shell window when the user restarts
515  the shell while it is generating output.  Also improved annotation when user
516  repeatedly hammers the Ctrl-F6 restart.
517
518- Allow IDLE to run when not installed and cwd is not the IDLE directory
519  SF Patch 686254 "Run IDLEfork from any directory without set-up" - Raphael
520
521- When a module is run from an EditorWindow: if its directory is not in
522  sys.path, prepend it.  This allows the module to import other modules in
523  the same directory.  Do the same for a script run from the command line.
524
525- Correctly restart the subprocess if it is running user code and the user
526  attempts to run some other module or restarts the shell.  Do the same if
527  the link is broken and it is possible to restart the subprocess and re-
528  connect to the GUI.   SF RFE 661321.
529
530- Improved exception reporting when running commands or scripts from the
531  command line.
532
533- Added a -n command line switch to start IDLE without the subprocess.
534  Removed the Shell menu when running in that mode.  Updated help messages.
535
536- Added a comment to the shell startup header to indicate when IDLE is not
537  using the subprocess.
538
539- Restore the ability to run without the subprocess.  This can be important for
540  some platforms or configurations.  (Running without the subprocess allows the
541  debugger to trace through parts of IDLE itself, which may or may not be
542  desirable, depending on your point of view.  In addition, the traditional
543  reload/import tricks must be use if user source code is changed.)  This is
544  helpful for developing IDLE using IDLE, because one instance can be used to
545  edit the code and a separate instance run to test changes.  (Multiple
546  concurrent IDLE instances with subprocesses is a future feature)
547
548- Improve the error message a user gets when saving a file with non-ASCII
549  characters and no source encoding is specified.  Done by adding a dialog
550  'EncodingMessage', which contains the line to add in a fixed-font entry
551  widget, and which has a button to add that line to the file automatically.
552  Also, add a configuration option 'EditorWindow/encoding', which has three
553  possible values: none, utf-8, and locale. None is the default: IDLE will show
554  this dialog when non-ASCII characters are encountered. utf-8 means that files
555  with non-ASCII characters are saved as utf-8-with-bom. locale means that
556  files are saved in the locale's encoding; the dialog is only displayed if the
557  source contains characters outside the locale's charset.  SF 710733 - Loewis
558
559- Improved I/O response by tweaking the wait parameter in various
560  calls to signal.signal().
561
562- Implemented a threaded subprocess which allows interrupting a pass
563  loop in user code using the 'interrupt' extension.  User code runs
564  in MainThread, while the RPCServer is handled by SockThread.  This is
565  necessary because Windows doesn't support signals.
566
567- Implemented the 'interrupt' extension module, which allows a subthread
568  to raise a KeyboardInterrupt in the main thread.
569
570- Attempting to save the shell raised an error related to saving
571  breakpoints, which are not implemented in the shell
572
573- Provide a correct message when 'exit' or 'quit' are entered at the
574  IDLE command prompt  SF 695861
575
576- Eliminate extra blank line in shell output caused by not flushing
577  stdout when user code ends with an unterminated print. SF 695861
578
579- Moved responsibility for exception formatting (i.e. pruning IDLE internal
580  calls) out of rpc.py into the client and server.
581
582- Exit IDLE cleanly even when doing subprocess I/O
583
584- Handle subprocess interrupt with an RPC message.
585
586- Restart the subprocess if it terminates itself. (VPython programs do that)
587
588- Support subclassing of exceptions, including in the shell, by moving the
589  exception formatting to the subprocess.
590
591
592
593What's New in IDLEfork 0.9 Alpha 2?
594===================================
595
596*Release date: 27-Jan-2003*
597
598- Updated INSTALL.txt to claify use of the python2 rpm.
599
600- Improved formatting in IDLE Help.
601
602- Run menu: Replace "Run Script" with "Run Module".
603
604- Code encountering an unhandled exception under the debugger now shows
605  the correct traceback, with IDLE internal levels pruned out.
606
607- If an exception occurs entirely in IDLE, don't prune the IDLE internal
608  modules from the traceback displayed.
609
610- Class Browser and Path Browser now use Alt-Key-2 for vertical zoom.
611
612- IDLE icons will now install correctly even when setup.py is run from the
613  build directory
614
615- Class Browser now compatible with Python2.3 version of pyclbr.py
616
617- Left cursor move in presence of selected text now moves from left end
618  of the selection.
619
620- Add Meta keybindings to "IDLE Classic Windows" to handle reversed
621  Alt/Meta on some Linux distros.
622
623- Change default: IDLE now starts with Python Shell.
624
625- Removed the File Path from the Additional Help Sources scrolled list.
626
627- Add capability to access Additional Help Sources on the web if the
628  Help File Path begins with //http or www.  (Otherwise local path is
629  validated, as before.)
630
631- Additional Help Sources were not being posted on the Help menu in the
632  order entered.  Implement sorting the list by [HelpFiles] 'option'
633  number.
634
635- Add Browse button to New Help Source dialog.  Arrange to start in
636  Python/Doc if platform is Windows, otherwise start in current directory.
637
638- Put the Additional Help Sources directly on the Help menu instead of in
639  an Extra Help cascade menu.  Rearrange the Help menu so the Additional
640  Help Sources come last.  Update help.txt appropriately.
641
642- Fix Tk root pop-ups in configSectionNameDialog.py  and configDialog.py
643
644- Uniform capitalization in General tab of ConfigDialog, update the doc string.
645
646- Fix bug in ConfigDialog where SaveAllChangedConfig() was unexpectedly
647  deleting Additional Help Sources from the user's config file.
648
649- Make configHelpSourceEdit OK button the default and bind <Return>
650
651- Fix Tk root pop-ups in configHelpSourceEdit: error dialogs not attached
652  to parents.
653
654- Use os.startfile() to open both Additional Help and Python Help on the
655  Windows platform.  The application associated with the file type will act as
656  the viewer.  Windows help files (.chm) are now supported via the
657  Settings/General/Additional Help facility.
658
659- If Python Help files are installed locally on Linux, use them instead of
660  accessing python.org.
661
662- Make the methods for finding the Python help docs more robust, and make
663  them work in the installed configuration, also.
664
665- On the Save Before Run dialog, make the OK button the default.  One
666  less mouse action!
667
668- Add a method: EditorWindow.get_geometry() for future use in implementing
669  window location persistence.
670
671- Removed the "Help/Advice" menu entry.  Thanks, David!  We'll remember!
672
673- Change the "Classic Windows" theme's paste key to be <ctrl-v>.
674
675- Rearrange the Shell menu to put Stack Viewer entries adjacent.
676
677- Add the ability to restart the subprocess interpreter from the shell window;
678  add an associated menu entry "Shell/Restart" with binding Control-F6.  Update
679  IDLE help.
680
681- Upon a restart, annotate the shell window with a "restart boundary".  Add a
682  shell window menu "Shell/View Restart" with binding F6 to jump to the most
683  recent restart boundary.
684
685- Add Shell menu to Python Shell; change "Settings" to "Options".
686
687- Remove incorrect comment in setup.py: IDLEfork is now installed as a package.
688
689- Add INSTALL.txt, HISTORY.txt, NEWS.txt to installed configuration.
690
691- In installer text, fix reference to Visual Python, should be VPython.
692  Properly credit David Scherer.
693
694- Modified idle, idle.py, idle.pyw to improve exception handling.
695
696
697What's New in IDLEfork 0.9 Alpha 1?
698===================================
699
700*Release date: 31-Dec-2002*
701
702- First release of major new functionality.  For further details refer to
703  Idle-dev and/or the Sourceforge CVS.
704
705- Adapted to the Mac platform.
706
707- Overhauled the IDLE startup options and revised the idle -h help message,
708  which provides details of command line usage.
709
710- Multiple bug fixes and usability enhancements.
711
712- Introduced the new RPC implementation, which includes a debugger.  The output
713  of user code is to the shell, and the shell may be used to inspect the
714  environment after the run has finished.  (In version 0.8.1 the shell
715  environment was separate from the environment of the user code.)
716
717- Introduced the configuration GUI and a new About dialog.
718
719- Removed David Scherer's Remote Procedure Call code and replaced with Guido
720  van Rossum's.  GvR code has support for the IDLE debugger and uses the shell
721  to inspect the environment of code Run from an Edit window.  Files removed:
722  ExecBinding.py, loader.py, protocol.py, Remote.py, spawn.py
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