The 184.108.40.206 release of wxPython is now available for download at http://wxpython.org/download.php. This release has had some bugs fixed, some minor patches applied, and also incorporates the Google Summer of Code 2007 version of XRCed, and adds the Editra source code editor.
Source code is available, as well as binaries for Python 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5, for Windows and Mac, as well some packages for various Linux distributions. A summary of changes is listed below and also at http://wxpython.org/recentchanges.php.
NOTE: On Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) the Python 2.5 binaries of wxPython expect to be used with the user-installed version of MacPython, not the Apple installed version. A fix for this issue is being worked on for the next release. In the meantime you can either install MacPython 2.5.1 and adjust your paths so that that Python is used, or you can stick with Apple's Python and the wxPython 220.127.116.11 that comes with Leopard.
What is wxPython? -----------------
wxPython is a GUI toolkit for the Python programming language. It allows Python programmers to create programs with a robust, highly functional graphical user interface, simply and easily. It is implemented as a Python extension module that wraps the GUI components of the popular wxWidgets cross platform library, which is written in C++.
wxPython is a cross-platform toolkit. This means that the same program will usually run on multiple platforms without modifications. Currently supported platforms are 32-bit Microsoft Windows, most Linux or other Unix-like systems using GTK2, and Mac OS X 10.3+, in most cases the native widgets are used on each platform to provide a 100% native look and feel for the application.
Changes in 18.104.22.168 ------------------
Applied Patch [ 1783958 ] to use the native renderer for drawing the checkboxes in CheckListCtrlMixin.
Incorporated the new version of XRCed. This is the result of a Google Summer of Code 2007 project by Roman Rolinsky, and includes a number of UI enhancements, as well as a mechanism for adding support for new components without needing changes to XRCed itself. These new components can be those supported at the C++ layer of XRC, as well as custom XRC handlers written in Python. See http://wiki.wxpython.org/XRCed_Refactoring_Project
wxMac: Fixed wx.BusyInfo so it doesn't steal the activated status from the parent window. (This actually applies to all frames with the wx.FRAME_TOOL_WINDOW style and no decorations.)
wxMac: Fixed the lack of painting the area between scrollbars on Leopard.
wxMac: Fixed assertion errors dealing with toolbars on Leopard.
wxMac: Multiline textcontrols now support attributes for margins and alignement; only a single tab distance can be set though.
Added the wx.Image.AdjustChannels method. This function muliplies all 4 channels (red, green, blue, alpha) with a factor (around 1.0). Useful for gamma correction, colour correction and to add a certain amount of transparency to a image.
Added Editra to the distribution, to give us a simple yet powerful programmer's code editor to replace the never finished PyAlaMode editor and related tools. Many thanks to Cody Precord for the work he has done on this tool and for allowing us to make it part of wxPython. Editra has syntax highlighting and other support for over 40 programming languages, excellent OS X integration, is extendable via plugins, and for those that are on the VI side of the fence there is a VI emulation mode. For more information see the Editra website at http://editra.org/
wxGTK: wx.Frame.ShowFullScreen now preserves the menubar's accelerators.
wxGTK: wx.GetClientDisplayRect fixed.
Applied patch , which adds a demo of the wx.RendererNative class functionality.
Applied patch , which uses wx.RenderNative for drawing the combo button in the PopupControl.
Added GetDirItemData to wx.GenericDirCtrl, which returns a reference to the data object associated with an item in the control. (Patch #1836326)