[pygtk] pygtk status ?
Sat, 12 Aug 2000 17:32:43 +0800 (WST)
On Fri, 11 Aug 2000 email@example.com wrote:
> Hi all !
> I would like to know how is organized the development of pygtk bindings, and
> what you are planning to do . I remenmber a thread about this in this mailing
> list, but I don't know if it is still the case. So my questions are :
> 1/ Are you james the lone programmer of that bindings, with people submitting
> patches, or is it a collective work for now ?
> are you planning to release 0.7.0 for GTK+ 2.0 or 1.2.8 - or 1.2.x ?
I do most of the work on pygtk, but others do submit bug fixes. The work
on the gtk-1.2 based rewrite has been stopped. Instead, I rolled most of
the changes from the rewrite to the gtk+-2.0 based pygtk (which has been
held up a bit lately, as I am waiting for Tim Janik to finish off the
The reason for stopping work on the 1.2 based rewrite was that the rewrite
would break compatibility, and be followed by gtk+-2.0 shortly after that,
which would introduce its own compatibility problems. By rolling the
rewrite into the gtk+-2.0 update, I only break compatibility once.
> 2/ What do you think would be of help to make pygtk more accepted and generally
> better ? In what domain could we (readers of this mailing list) help ?
> web site / doc / review / patches / ...
Some of these things would be helpful.
> 3/ Do you plan to invest much time in pygtk & pygnome development or is it one
> of you not-so-great priorities ? (not assuming you're doing really a great job
> now !)
This year I have been fairly busy at university (it is my honours year),
which takes up some of my time, but I still work on pygtk.
> These questions have nothing to mean. I just wanted to know more about what
> is going there and maybe to let you explain what you need in order for people
> to help you further.
> Be sure that I personnaly find your work and the time you already spent on it
> extremely valuable.
> xavier. (a non native english as you may have noticed)