Abe Fettig points to good news: two development efforts to get Python support for Eclipse, the open-source uber-IDE. Xored TruStudio seems to be further ahead, but PyDev is the creation of Alex Totic, one of the OSAF people. (these days, OSAF is overtaking Zope as the best thing to happen to Python).
I’ve always been impressed by Eclipse, and have not been impressed by the Python IDE’s out there. I’ll be trying at least one of these new offerings.