SIP v4.8.1 has been released and can be downloaded from http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/software/sip/.
SIP is a tool for generating Python modules that wrap C or C++ libraries. It is similar to SWIG. It is used to generate PyQt and PyKDE.
SIP is licensed under the Python License and runs on Windows, UNIX, Linux and MacOS/X. SIP requires Python v2.3 or later.
The main focus of this release is support for Python v3.
Other features of SIP include:
- extension modules are implemented as a single binary .pyd or .so file (no Python stubs) - support for Python new-style classes - the ability to specify the super-type and meta-type used to wrap instances - generated modules are quick to import, even for large libraries - thread support - the ability to re-implement C++ abstract and virtual methods in Python - the ability to define Python classes that derive from abstract C++ classes - the ability to spread a class hierarchy across multiple Python modules - support for C++ namespaces - support for C++ exceptions - support for C++ operators - an extensible build system written in Python that supports over 50 platform/compiler combinations - the generation of API files for IDEs that support autocompletion and call tips.