[pygtk] ANNOUNCE: PyGTK 2.4.0

Johan Dahlin johan at gnome.org
Mon Oct 4 05:10:38 WST 2004


I am pleased to announce version 2.4.0 of the Python bindings for GTK.  

The new release is available from ftp.gnome.org as and its mirrors
as soon as its synced correctly:

    http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/pygtk/2.4/pygtk-2.4.0.tar.gz

It might take a while, so please be patient.

What's new since 2.2.0

 Wrapping for new objects in Gtk+ 2.4.0: 
    GtkFileChooser, GtkUIManager (and action/toolbar api), GtkTreeModelFilter, 
    GtkComboBox, GtkCellLayout. Examples for a few of them can be found in the tarball.
  Enum and Flags wrapping, with nice string representations
  Better constructor integrations.
  Python 2.3 requirement. 
  Threading improvements, which are currently disabled until we can depend on
    Python 2.3.5 (unreleased) or 2.4
  Plenty of bug fixes.


Thanks to (this release would not have been possible without you!):
  Sebastian Bacher, Jonathan Blandford, Gustavo Carneiro, Steve Chaplin, 
  Johan Dahlin, Abel Daniel, John Ehresman, John Finlay, Cedric Gustin, 
  Maik Hertha, James Henstridge, Xaiver Ordoquy, Benjamin Otte, 
  Christian Robottom Reis, Lorzeno Gil Sanchez, Thomas Vander Stichele, 
  Jason Tackaberry, Scott Tsai, Fernando San Martin Woerner

Blurb:

GTK is a toolkit for developing graphical applications that run on POSIX 
systems such as Linux, Windows and MacOS X (provided that the X server 
for MacOS X has been installed).  It provides a comprehensive set of GUI 
widgets, can display Unicode bidi text.  It links into the Gnome 
Accessibility Framework through the ATK library.

PyGTK provides a convenient wrapper for the GTK+ library for use in 
Python programs, and takes care of many of the boring details such as 
managing memory and type casting.  When combined with PyORBit and 
gnome-python, it can be used to write full featured Gnome applications.

Like the GTK+ library itself PyGTK is licensed under the GNU LGPL, so is 
suitable for use in both free software and proprietary applications.  It 
is already in use in many applications ranging from small single purpose 
scripts up to large full features applications.

PyGTK requires GTK+ >= 2.4 and Python >= 2.3 to build.

Bug reports, as always, should go to Bugzilla; check out 
http://pygtk.org/developer.html and http://pygtk.org/feedback.html for links 
to posting and querying bug reports for PyGTK.

-- 
Johan Dahlin
johan at gnome.org



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