A new version of Yapsy, my fat-free DIY plugin framework, has just been released ! The project went (again) dormant for a bit more than one year during which a couple of bug reports and features requests eventually waked it up :)
And the first big news is that there is a version compatible with Python3 at last !
Another big news is that this gave me the occasion to search a bit over the internet and realise that there are actually people talking about yapsy here and there.
You find traces of it already on the famous stackoverflow (yes as far as I can tell, and as of 2011/12 they are all mentions of ‘my’ yapsy, very moving indeed :) ), on this quick inventory of Python plugin systems and more anecdotally on pastebin
And for the specific projects that use this library, so far I’ve found:
- Relo by cwoebker: a search engine that seems to be targeted at what is (was?) called desktop search. It’s intention reminds me of the tools like http://www.gnomejournal.org/article/41/deskbar-a-bar-for-your-desk, though here Relo would be more like a foundation library for such tools I guess.
- A mysterious desktop application by a no less mysterious “tinkerer”
- A tool to manage webservices by a “big data” company
And of course this adds up with the great people I already had the occasion to thank in my latest post about yapsy.
Let’s face it, this ridiculously small piece of code is h-y-p-e… (ok I may be overdoing it a little but if I don’t do it who will ?)