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alpha newsletter software for #python. newsletterapp more extensible.

Project description

About newsletter is for making newsletters with python. In very early stages of development. See COPYING for LGPL licence details.

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Only one developer so far, maybe more if it becomes useful.

Rene Dudfield <> is a lead developer and maintainer of pygame, and is also a Website developer, and App developer

newsletter contains a library for newsletters and a newsletterapp

Install newsletter with virtualenv and pip

This makes an isolated install for you, so it does not pollute your system packages:

virtualenv --no-site-packages --distribute myvirtualpython
cd myvirtualpython
source bin/activate
pip install newsletter --pre
newsletterapp --help

Installing with virtualenv and pip is recommended.

Install newsletter with ./configure; make

This is for old school unix peoples:

./configure; make

Install newsletter with

Using to install into your normal python sitewide directory:

python install

newsletter changelog

0.1.22pre (2014-01-28)

  • make newsletterapp more extensible.

0.1.21pre (2014-01-10)

  • clean so it works in modern packaging tools.

0.1.20pre (2011-09-12)

  • newsletterapp bug fix related to contact form functionality.

0.1.19pre (2011-09-09)

  • Adding a pypackages directory for newsletterapp for extending newsletterapp.
  • port listened on respects config file setting.

0.1.18pre (2011-09-08)

  • doc error fix

0.1.17pre (2011-09-08)

  • newsletterapp more secure by default. Does not setup default users for admin section.
  • fixed some test failures.
  • removed single new line at end of template files, that is put there by editors like vim.
  • newsletterapp can be used for contact forms through send_message config items in the config file.

0.1.16pre (2011-09-01)

  • installation fixes.
  • newsletterapp checks database directory exists and gives error message if it does not.
  • newsletterapp –newinstall does not copy in .py files to install directory.
  • newsletterapp –newinstall creates database directory by default.

0.1.15pre (2011-09-01)

Bugs fixed

  • install.rst rst syntax errors fixed.

0.1.14pre (2011-09-01)

  • install works correctly.
  • updated documentation for installation.
  • removed buildout files.
  • setuptools enabled by default.
  • added package requirements for newsletterapp

0.1.13pre (2011-08-31)

  • updated documentation
  • got buildout working.

0.1.12pre (2011-07-25)

  • Adding cmd to send mail locally on unix using sendmail
  • Added a default server port to ini file
  • Made use instructions more clear.
  • fixed setup file to continue if reading CHANGES,TODO, and readme fails.

0.1.11pre (2011-07-17)

  • help page in the newsletter.newsletterapp admin section.
  • new documentation, using the sphinx tool.
  • many improvements to newsletter.newsletterapp.
  • command line control of some newsletter.newsletterapp functions.
  • source code repository moved to bitbucket and hg from launchpad and bzr.

0.1.10pre (2011-06-06)

  • tests for newsletter application.
  • templates sanitize html.
  • email templates use same templating system as rest of web app.
  • newsletterapp sets cherrypy in production mode by default.
  • can add subscribers by tag to a send.

0.1.9pre (2011-05-28)

  • many improvements to example newsletter application.

0.1.8pre (2011-05-23)

  • example application now uses the cherrypy config api and a newsletter.ini file for configuration.

0.1.7pre (2011-05-21)

  • improved example application.
  • Fixed bug with removing a user from a send.
  • Updated TODO.txt

0.1.5pre (2011-04-17)

  • the first draft of an example newsletter web app using cherrypy and pywebsite.sqlitepickle
  • Added some extra methods to Newsletter and NewsletterSend to support the example application.

0.1.4pre (2011-03-21)

  • Fixed NewsletterSend so it can have an almost dict like object that uses d.update({k:v}) method instead of d[k] = v.
  • Made tests more resiliant.

0.1.3pre (2011-03-21)

  • implementation of basic NewsletterSend interface, with some doctests.

0.1.2pre (2011-03-18)

  • implementation of basic Newsletter interface, with some doctests.

0.1.1pre (2011-03-16)

  • fixed some basecode.

0.1.0pre (2011-03-15)

  • only bugs added so far.
  • adding base code.
  • basic newsletter object sketching out.


  • make a test plan.
    • a manual test script to follow to check it all works.
  • do release to get feedback.

  • docs for setting up as a newsletter.
    • set up new instance.

    • configure newsletterapp.ini
      • set up admin password.

        tools.basic_auth.users = {“admin”: newsletter.newsletterapp.newsletterapp.encrypt_pwd(“youradminpassword”)}

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