Issue #76


July 26, 2013

PyCon ES, pip and virtualenv, and much more.

Issue #76: Caremad
Friday,  July 26th, 2013

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News and Developments.


pip 1.4 Released (

A new version of pip is out. Click through for the release notes before you install as there are some backwards incompatible changes in the latest version.


pypy 2.1 Beta 2 Released (

The second beta for PyPy 2.1 has been released, download it, try it out and report any bugs!


virtualenv 1.10 Released (

A new version of virtualenv is out. Click through for the release notes before you install as there are some backwards incompatible changes in the latest version.


PyConES 2013: Call for Proposals (

PyCon Spain 2013 call for proposals is open! The first PyCon in Spain will take place this year, from 22nd to 24th November in Madrid.


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