Planet London Python

August 27, 2016

Steve Holden

August 25, 2016

Python Anywhere

Latest deploy: Some nice new features and a surprise

Rename web apps

Yes, we know it's been a long time coming, but now you can rename your web apps (and, as a result change the domain they're served from) right on the web app setup page. Look for the little edit pencil icon next to your web app address.

Students can share with teacher

We've made it easier for students to share their consoles with their teacher.

List invoices on accounts page

For those of you that may be wondering how much of your hard-earned money you've spent on PythonAnywhere, we've added a list of all of your invoices to the Account page.

PDF export for Jupyter notebooks works

A helpful user pointed out that "Download as PDF" wasn't working in Jupyter notebooks on PythonAnywhere. So we fixed it.

"bash console here" on editor page

If you're ever editing a file and want to open a Bash console in the same directory as the file, now you can.

General security, usability and stability fixes

As usual. This is usually where we put all the fixes for bugs that are too embarrassing to list.

Something great that we're not telling you anything about

until we've tested it ourselves.

by glenn at August 25, 2016 02:09 PM

Steve Holden

August 23, 2016

Steve Holden

August 22, 2016

Menno Smits

IMAPClient 1.0.2

IMAPClient 1.0.2 is out! This is release comes with a few small fixes and tweaks, as well as a some documentation improvements.


  • There's now an explicit check that the pyOpenSSL version that IMAPClient is seeing is sufficient. This is to help with situations (typically on OS X) where the (old) system pyOpenSSL takes precedence over the version that IMAPClient needs. Use of virtualenvs is highly recommended.
  • Python 3.5 is now officially supported and tested against.
  • can now be used even if it's not in the current directory.
  • Handling of RFC2822 group address syntax has been documented.
  • The INI file format used by the live tests and interactive shell has finally been documented.
  • Links to ReadTheDocs now go to
  • The project README has been arranged so that all the essentials are right at the top.

I announced that the project would be moving to Git and Github some time ago and this is finally happening. This release will be the last release where the project is on Bitbucket.

by Menno Finlay-Smits at August 22, 2016 12:14 PM

August 21, 2016

Steve Holden