Wing IDE 2.0: Advanced Software Development Environment for Python

Brookline, MA -- November 11, 2004

Wingware announced today release of Wing IDE for Python version 2.0, a major new release for its popular development environment for the Python programming language.

Wing IDE provides powerful debugging, editing, code intelligence, and search capabilities that reduce development and debugging time, cut down on coding errors, and make it easier to understand and navigate Python code.

New features in Wing IDE 2.0 include a completely redesigned customizable user interface, call tips, syntax error indicators, editor tabs and splits, multi-file wildcard and regular expression searching, integrated documentation and tutorial, a German localization, and Unicode support.

About Wing IDE

Wing IDE is a software development environment for Python that focuses on boosting programmer productivity and software maintainability.

Wing IDE and Python have been particularly successful in enterprise integration, software testing, software prototyping, and application scripting and extension. They are also widely used for developing websites, portable desktop applications, scientific and research applications, commercial games, and a wide variety of engineering and modeling tools.

Key features of Wing IDE include:

Wing IDE runs on Windows 98 through XP and Intel Linux (glibc 2.2+). Mac OS X support is available in beta form. Solaris and FreeBSD are supported for customers willing to compile the product from source code (requires a non-disclosure agreement).

A single-user license for Wing IDE costs $179 US (Professional edition) and $35 US (Personal edition). Wing IDE Personal omits some of the features listed above and is for non-commercial use only. The software is obtained by download but optional CD media is available for an additional $30. Each license includes free website and email support, and free minor release upgrades. Volume discounts and paid support packages are also available.

A free trial, additional information, and online store are available at

About Python

Python is a powerful object oriented programming language that is developed and maintained by a global community of Open Source contributors, under the oversight of the Python Software Foundation. Python's unique blend of simplicity and power excels in a wide range of software development tasks, including the construction of web applications, complex integrated business solutions, and large desktop applications. Python is often characterized as an agile language that promotes speedy development and includes a unit-testing framework for building more robust applications.

Companies using Python include Google, Industrial Light & Magic, The New York Stock Exchange, RealNetworks, Philips, Hewlett Packard, Rackspace, RedHat, NASA, Disney, and AstraZeneca.

Key features of Python include:

Python runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Unix, OS/2, WinCE, and many other operating systems. Full source code is available for the language and associated standard libraries.

More information and downloads are available at A collection of Python success stories is at

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