kiki - tool for python regular expression testing

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name kiki
Package version 0.5.6
Package release 8.1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 175 B
Download size 30.08 KB
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A free environment for regular expression testing (ferret).  It allows
you to write regexes and test them against a sample text, providing
extensive output about the results. It is useful for several purposes:
- exploring and understanding the structure of match objects
generated by the re module, making Kiki a valuable tool for people
new to regexes.
- testing regexes on sample text before deploying them in code.
Kiki can function on its own or as plugin for the Spe Python editor.


Package Version Architecture Repository
kiki_0.5.6-8.1_all.deb 0.5.6 all Debian Main
kiki - - -


Name Value
python >= 2.7
python << 2.8
python-wxgtk3.0 -


Type URL
Binary Package kiki_0.5.6-8.1_all.deb
Source Package kiki

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install kiki deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install kiki




2014-09-07 - Olly Betts <>
kiki (0.5.6-8.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Update to use wxPython 3.0 (Closes: #758714):
+ New patch: 04_wxpy3.0-compat.patch
2011-11-25 - Ignace Mouzannar <>
kiki (0.5.6-8) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/patch:
- patched this file to correct the serious bug it
introduced after migrating to dh_python2. (Closes: 649869)
2011-11-19 - Ignace Mouzannar <>
kiki (0.5.6-7) unstable; urgency=low
[ Olly Betts ]
* Update to use python-wxgtk2.8.
+ New patch 02_remove_wx.NotebookSizer.diff to fix compatibility issue.
+ Update 01_path_changes.diff to load kiki.xpm (which is in the package)
rather than kiki.ico (which isn't).  Seems 2.6 never tries to load the
icon, but 2.8 does. 
(Closes: 645755)
[ Ignace Mouzannar ]
* Mirated from python-support to dh_python2.
* debian/control:
- Removed dependency on python-support.
- Bumped minimum required python dependency to 2.6.6-3~.
- Updated XS-Python-Version to X-Python-Version.
* debian/rules:
- Added python2 to dh's --with argument.
* debian/pyversions:
- Deleted the file.
2011-06-05 - Ignace Mouzannar <>
kiki (0.5.6-6) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/patches:
- Removed patch that created the file as it
is no longer needed. (Closes: 629345)
2011-06-04 - Ignace Mouzannar <>
kiki (0.5.6-5) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
- Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.2.
- Set the DM-Upload-Allowed field to 'yes'.
* debian/
- Added the kiki.wxg file.
* debian/patches:
- Added to remove the strict dependency on 
python2.5 as it is not supported by python-support anymore. 
(Closes: #627948)
2010-05-04 - Ignace Mouzannar <>
kiki (0.5.6-4) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer. (Closes: #579371)
* debian/control:
- Updated Maintainer field.
- Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.4.
- Updated dependency on debhelper to (>= 7.0.50~) in order to use dh7
- Corrected the formatting of the long Description. (Closes: #480326)
- Now uses python-support instead of python-central.
- Added dependency on ${misc:Depends}.
- Changed build dependency on python-all-dev to python-all.
- Added Homepage, even though it is currently unavailable.
* debian/rules:
- Updated to use dh7 features.
* debian/kiki.install, debian/ and debian/kiki.dirs:
- List files to install. Previously, it was done in the rules files.
* source/format:
- Updated packaging format to "3.0 (quilt)".
* debian/custom:
- Moved custom files (debian/kiki.sgml & debian/kiki.xpm) files to this
- Added files that were created without a patch system.
- Corrected shebang in /usr/bin/kiki.
* debian/patches:
- 01_path_changes.diff: This patch was originally applied directly on the
the source tree in the diff.gz. It corrects path values.
- This patch was originally applied directly on the
source tree in the diff.gz. It corrects the empty file.
* debian/copyright:
- Updated the copyright format and information.
* debian/pyversion:
- As the package was switched to use python-support, compatible Python
versions are now stated in this file.
* Removed file debian/pycompat.
* debian/watch:
- Added file mentioning that upstream URL is dead.
* debian/
- Changed "Apps" to "Applications" as per the Debian Menu System.
* debian/kiki.doc-base:
- Added doc-base information, as html files are provided by upstream.
* debian/custom/kiki.desktop:
- Added Desktop file. Thank you Stefan Lesicnik <> for 
providing the patch. (Closes: #495695)

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