ANN: Urwid 0.8.8 with web_display

Ian Ward ian at
Tue Jun 14 15:16:56 CEST 2005

Announcing Urwid 0.8.8

Urwid home page:



This release adds a new web_display module that can emulate a console
display within a web browser window, as well as other enhancements.  

Live demo of the web_display module:

New in this release:

  - New web_display module that emulates a console display within a web 
    browser window.  Application must be run as a CGI script under Apache.
    Supports font/window resizing, keepalive for long-lived connections,
    limiting maximum concurrent connections, polling and connected update
    Tested with Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

  - New BoxAdapter class for using box widgets in places that usually expect
    flow widgets.

  - New curses_display input handling with better ESC key detection and 
    broader escape code support.
  - Shortened resize timeout on gradual resize to improve responsiveness.

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.

Urwid is released under the GNU LGPL.

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