Wing IDE 2.0.2: Advanced Software Development Environment for Python

Brookline, MA -- March 14, 2005

Wingware announced today release of version 2.0.2 of Wing IDE for Python, 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 2.0.2 include easier-to-use Zope/Plone integration, extension of the IDE with Python scripts, CVS integration, code templates and snippets, expanded text encoding and input method support, speed optimizations, and more than 70 other improvements.

About Wing IDE

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

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, *BSD, and other Posix platforms 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 within the USA 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.

Python is a compelling alternative to proprietary development platforms based on Java, C#, and other languages. Powerful web development platforms such as Zope, Plone, Webware, and Quixote; GUI development toolkits wxPython, PyGTK, and PyQT, and extensive standard library support for internet services development and integration make Python an excellent broad-based development platform.

Companies using Python include Google, Microsoft, 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 See also About Python.

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