This seems a bit too specific to lists though. Would it be possible to write module for manipulating tree data, e.g. something like a filesystem? (drag and drop files to move them between folders)
Do windows users need to have Python installed or does the installer come with Python build-in?
Also, what does the installation story become if the modules require python libraries that are not in stdlib?
It is indeed very specific to lists now, but theoretically more things could be added. The standard deal though: full-time job and no other contributors.
Windows users don't need to have Python installed. Python (with pip) ships with the installers, so you can also use any module in pip by specifying it in requirements.txt file, with standard pip syntax. Check the pass module for example to see how that goes.
assuming that you are not a regular HN reader
I have Google Alerts set up for the word Pext, "just in case something interesting pops up". There's nothing more awesome than seeing people talk about your code, so when that happens, I don't want to miss it.
I check Hacker News about once a week in general I'd estimate, so I wouldn't really consider myself a regular no :)