[Python] [ANNOUNCE] PyGTK 2.16.0 - stable

Gian Mario Tagliaretti gianmt a gnome.org
Dom 23 Ago 2009 20:14:27 CEST

A new stable release of the Python bindings for GTK+ has been released.

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



GTK+ is a toolkit for developing graphical applications that run on
systems such as Linux, Windows and MacOS X. 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.

What's new since 2.15.2?
    - Allow to use automake 1.11 (Paolo Borelli)
    - Remove compiler warnings (Gian)
    - Add gtk.gdk.CURRENT_TIME constant (Paul)
    - Fix gtk.IMContext().set_client_window() (Gian)
    - Some docs fix (John Finlay)
    - Fixed invocation of FileChooserDialog in print demo (Pietro Battiston)
    - Some autotools tweaks (Gian)
    - Fix arg parsing format typo for gtk_toggle_button_new (John Finlay)
    - Update some docs to the new 2.16 API (Gian)

PyGTK requires GTK+ >= 2.8.0 and Python >= 2.3.5 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.

Gian Mario Tagliaretti
GNOME Foundation member
gianmt a gnome.org

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