You won’t notice it, but you’re now on my new website. The look is still the same, but under the hood a lot has changed. This includes the blog being fixed again, so that I can actually write new posts!
Python FlickrAPI library version 2.0 has been released, and can be downloaded from the Python Package Index with more info at my FlickrAPI page.
The major change is that the “new” OAuth-based authentication is used.
My favourite password management tool, pwsafe, is getting old. It’s no longer part of Ubuntu and I’ve had to compile it myself for quite a while now. It’s also not supported on Android, and shows other signs of aging.
Python FlickrAPI library version 1.4.4 has been released, and can be downloaded from https://pypi.python.org/pypi/flickrapi with more info at https://stuvel.eu/flickrapi
The changes are:
Changed default API URL to use HTTPS (Joseph Hui).
The Android XBMC Remote app has a “Power on” button. This button sends a wake-on-lan (WOL) packet to the XBMC server, so that it can wake up. However, my XBMC server runs all kinds of server stuff, so I don’t want to let it sleep.
Python-RSA version 3.1.1 has been released. A lot of things have been improved, thanks to Yesudeep Mangalapilly.
Much, much faster Compatibility with Python 3.2 Lot of bug fixes Check the Python-RSA page for more information!
This summer Flickr will stop supporting their old authentication system and move fully to OAuth. I’ve gotten several questions about whether Python FlickrAPI will support that. No worries, it will. If you want it fast, clone the repository, implement OAuth (don’t forget the unittests) and send me a pull request.