Johan Dahlin johan at
Fri Sep 2 16:47:34 CEST 2005

  I am pleased to announce version 2.8.0 of the Python bindings for GTK.

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

Major changes:

    Improved GObject/Python Integration
    Properties as Object Attributes
    Container iteration interface
    GIOChannel, GSource wrappers
    Cairo support

   For a complete list, see the wiki page:

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

   Christopher Aillon, Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro, Steve Chaplin
   John Ehresman, Tim Evans, Iñaki García Etxebarria, John Finlay
   Cedric Gustin, James Henstridge, Edward Hervey, Stepan Kasal
   Christian Kirbach, Tuure Laurinolli, Mark McLoughlin
   Yevgen Muntyan, Benjamin Otte, Christian Persch, Manish Singh
   Gian Mario Tagliaretti, Andy Wingo, Fernando San Martin Woerner

What's new since 2.7.4:
     - GObject metaclass bugfix (John Ehresman)
     - Double free fix in type_register (Gustavo)
     - Make it buildable srcdir != buildir (Johan)
     - Improve GdkRectangle conversion (Tim Evans, Gustavo)
     - Use automake 1.8 (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+ >= 2.8.0 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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