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+What is virtualenvwrapper
+=========================
+
+virtualenvwrapper_ is a set of extensions to Ian Bicking's virtualenv_
+tool.  The extensions include wrappers for creating and deleting
+virtual environments and otherwise managing your development workflow,
+making it easier to work on more than one project at a time without
+introducing conflicts in their dependencies.
+
+What's New in 2.0
+=================
+
+This new version uses a significantly rewritten version of the
+hook/callback subsystem to make it easier to share extensions.  For 
+example, released at the same time is virtualenvwrapper-emacs-desktop_, 
+a plugin to switch emacs project files when you switch virtualenvs.
+
+Existing user scripts should continue to work as-written. Any failures
+are probably a bug, so please report them on the bitbucket
+tracker. Documentation for the new plugin system is available in the
+virtualenvwrapper docs_.
+
+I also took this opportunity to change the name of the shell script
+containing most of the virtualenvwrapper functionality from
+virtualenvwrapper_bashrc to virtualenvwrapper.sh. This reflects the
+fact that several shells other than bash are supported (bash, sh, ksh,
+and zsh are all reported to work). You'll want to update your shell
+startup file after upgrading to 2.0.
+
+The work to create the plugin system was triggered by a couple of
+recent feature requests for environment templates and for a new
+command to create a sub-shell instead of simply changing the settings
+of the current shell. The new, more powerful, plugin capabilities will
+make it easier to develop these and similar features.
+
+I'm looking forward to seeing what the community comes up with. I
+especially want someone to write a plugin to start a copy of a
+development server for a Django project if one is found in a
+virtualenv. You'll get bonus points if it opens the home page of the
+server in a web browser.
+
+
+
+.. _virtualenv: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/virtualenv
+
+.. _virtualenvwrapper: http://www.doughellmann.com/projects/virtualenvwrapper/
+
+.. _virtualenvwrapper-emacs-desktop: http://www.doughellmann.com/projects/virtualenvwrapper-emacs-desktop/
+
+.. _docs: http://www.doughellmann.com/docs/virtualenvwrapper/