Johan Dahlin johan at
Mon Mar 7 15:46:25 CET 2005

I am pleased to announce version 2.6.0 of the Python bindings for GTK.

The new release is available from as and its mirrors
as soon as its synced correctly:

Major changes:

   Gtk+ 2.6 API, new classes: GtkAboutDialog, GtkIconView, GtkCellView,
   GInterfaces can now be implemented.
   Overriding GTK+ virtual methods is now supported.
   Better support for GMainloop support, so you don't need to run
   gtk.main to be able to use signals and gobjects.
   Deprecated gtk.TRUE,gtk.FALSE, gtk.idle_add, gtk.idle_remove,
     gtk.timeout_add, gtk.timeout_remove, gtk.input_add,
     gtk.input_add_full, gtk.input_remove

Thanks to (this release would not have been possible without you!):

   Hans Breuer, Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro, Raphael Kubo da Costa
   John Ehresman, John Finlay, Cedric Gustin, James Henstridge
   Adam Hooper, Alan Horkan, Mark McLoughlin, Christian Robottom Reis
   Manish Singh and Gian Mario Tagliaretti

What's new since 2.5.4:

   - win32 fixes (Cedric Gustin)
   - remove unnecessary casting (Manish Singh)
   - updated examples (Johan)


GTK is a toolkit for developing graphical applications that run on POSIX
systems such as Linux, Windows and MacOS X (provided that the X server
for MacOS X has been installed).  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.

PyGTK requires GTK+ >= 2.6 and Python >= 2.3 to build.

Bug reports, as always, should go to Bugzilla; check out and for 
to posting and querying bug reports for PyGTK.

Johan Dahlin
johan at

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