ANN: wxPython

Robin Dunn robin at
Thu Oct 26 20:46:25 CEST 2006


The release of wxPython is now available for download at  This release is a yet another
quick-turnaround bugfix release designed to solve some problems, plust
some minor enhancements.  This will likely be the last 2.7.1.x
release.  Source and binaries are available for both Python 2.4 and
2.5 for Windows and Mac, as well some pacakges for varous Linux
distributions.  A summary of changes is listed below and also at

What is wxPython?

wxPython is a GUI toolkit for the Python programming language. It
allows Python programmers to create programs with a robust, highly
functional graphical user interface, simply and easily. It is
implemented as a Python extension module that wraps the GUI components
of the popular wxWidgets cross platform library, which is written in

wxPython is a cross-platform toolkit. This means that the same program
will usually run on multiple platforms without modifications.
Currently supported platforms are 32-bit Microsoft Windows, most Linux
or other Unix-like systems using GTK2, and Mac OS X 10.3+, in most
cases the native widgets are used on each platform.

Changes in

wxGTK:  The wx.ALWAYS_SHOW_SB style is now supported.

Fixed name errors in the old wxPython package namespace.  As a
reminder, use of this package is deprecated and you are encouraged to
switch your programs over to the wx package.

Fixed wx.glcanvas.GLCanvas.SetCurrent to be compatible with prevoius

Added wx.StandardPaths.GetTmpDir.

Bug fixes in the wx.ListCtrl on Mac from Kevin Olivier, allowing it to
send events properly again.  There is also a new native implementation
of wx.ListCtrl available, which will be used for wx.LC_REPORT style
list controls if you set the "mac.listctrl.always_use_generic"
SystemOption to zero.  In a future release this will be the default.

Added a sample to the demo that shows some of what can be done with
the new wx.GraphicsContext and wx.GraphicsPath classes.

Robin Dunn
Software Craftsman  Java give you jitters?  Relax with wxPython!

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