[Python] [Announce] PyGooCanvas 0.13.0

Gian Mario Tagliaretti gianmt a gnome.org
Dom 30 Nov 2008 21:40:13 CET

I am pleased to announce version 0.13.0 of the Python bindings for Goocanvas.

It is available at:


The bindings are updated with the new Goocanvas API

PyGooCanvas 0.13.0	(Nov 30 2008)

 o Update docs with new API. (Gian Mario)
 o Update build system in order to compile on Windows (Armin Burgmeier)
 o wrap new goocanvas.Canvas methods (Gian Mario)
 o add goocanvas.Grid and goocanvas.GridModel (Gian Mario)


Goocanvas [1] is a canvas widget for GTK+, It is similar in many ways
to  FooCanvas, hence the name, but it uses cairo for rendering, it has
an optional  model/view split, and uses interfaces for items & views
(so you can easily turn any application object into a canvas item or

PyGooCanvas is a wrapper which exposes the goocanvas API to the
python world.  It is fairly complete; most of the API are covered.

The documentation is done, anyway bug reports on docs are really
important to improve the documentation.

Like the GTK+ library, PyGTK and GooCanvas itself PyGooCanvas is
licensed under  the GNU LGPL, so is suitable for use in both
free software and proprietary applications.

PyGooCanvas requires:

 o Goocanvas >= 0.13
 o PyGObject >= 2.10.1 (2.11.3 to build the docs)
 o PyGTK >= 2.10.4
 o PyCairo >= 1.4.0

Bug reports should go to

[1] http://live.gnome.org/GooCanvas

Gian Mario Tagliaretti
GNOME Foundation member
gianmt a gnome.org

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