ANN: Urwid 0.8.7

Ian Ward ian at
Fri Apr 22 07:15:30 CEST 2005

Announcing Urwid 0.8.7

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This release adds a number of new widget classes as well as feature
enhancements for existing widget classes.  It also comes with a new 
example program similar to the dialog(1) command.

New in this release:

  - New widget classes: Button, RadioButton, CheckBox.
  - New layout widget classes: Padding, GridFlow.

  - New example program that behaves like dialog(1) command.

  - Pile widgets now support selectable items, focus changing with up and
    down keys and setting the cursor position.
  - Frame widgets now support selectable items in the header and footer.

  - Columns widgets now support fixed width and relative width columns, a
    minimum width for all columns, selectable items within columns containing
    flow widgets (already supported for box widgets), focus changing with
    left and right keys and setting the cursor position.

  - Filler widgets may now wrap box widgets and have more alignment options.

  - Updated example program to show new widget types and features.

  - Avoid hogging cpu on gradual window resize and fix for slow resize 
    with cygwin's broken curses implementation.

  - Fixed minor CJK problem and curs_set crash under MacOSX and Cygwin.

  - Fixed crash when deleting cells in example program.

About Urwid

Urwid is a curses-based UI library for Python. It features fluid 
interface resizing, CJK support, multiple text layouts, simple 
attribute markup, powerful scrolling list boxes, flexible edit boxes
and HTML screen shots.

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