Johan Dahlin johan at
Wed Apr 12 15:48:51 CEST 2006

I am pleased to announce version 2.8.6 of the Python bindings for GTK.

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

What's new since 2.8.5:
	- Allow None to be set in gtk.TreeSortable.set_default_sort_func()
        (Johan, Patrick O'Brien)
	- 327778: Increase property size limit to G_MAXLONG
        (Gustavo, Wander Boessenkool)
	- 334027: Fix leaks in enum/flags (Michael Smith)
	- 334188: Call g_log_default_handler when python isn't initialized.


GTK is a toolkit for developing graphical applications that run on systems
such as Linux, Windows and MacOS X. 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 >= 2.3.5 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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