Not too long ago, 07/23/2011 the latest release of Editra 0.6.58 was available online at http://editra.org/download . This is a great platform to use for editing Python (2.6/2.7) code or 59 other types of code you might want to write. Editra is highly versatile and extremely customizable(you can tweak literally everything about it). On the website, they refer to Editra as “A Developer’s Text Editor”, but if you add the plug-ins that are available, it becomes a very competent and flexible IDE. The program’s tag like should read: Editra A Developer’s Most Indispensable Code Editor.
Definitely worth checking out!