[pygtk] ANNOUNCE: PyGTK 2.10.0

Johan Dahlin jdahlin at async.com.br
Tue Sep 5 02:09:50 CEST 2006

I am pleased to announce version 2.10.0 of the Python bindings for GTK.

The new release is available from ftp.gnome.org and its mirrors
as soon as its synced correctly:


This is an unstable release and should be used with caution.


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.

What's new since 2.9.6?
    - Issue a warning when a DISPLAY is not set (#316877, Johan,
      Jeremey Katz)
    - Copy style.css from pygobject docs when installing docs.
      (#351385 Gian Mario Tagliaretti)
    - Include the built docs in the tarball (Johan)

PyGTK requires GTK+ >= 2.8.0 and Python >= 2.3.5 to build.
GTK+ 2.10.0 is required for 2.10 API.

Bug reports, as always, should go to Bugzilla; check out
http://pygtk.org/developer.html and http://pygtk.org/feedback.html for
links to posting and querying bug reports for PyGTK.

What's new in 2.10.0?

* Includes John Finlays reference manual
* gobject bindings were removed, moved to a separate tarball
* Added GTK+ 2.10 API:
  Assistant, CellRendererSpin, LinkButton, Printing*,
  RecentChooser, StatusIcon
* Many code generator improvements
* New module gtk.unixprint
* Reduced memory usage
* MacOS X support
* Many bug fixes

See NEWS for a complete list of changes


Thanks to everybody who helped making this release possible:

Wander Boessenkool, Wouter Bolsterlee, Ross Burton,Marco Cabizza
Ben Caradoc-Davies, Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro, Ed Catmur, Steve Chaplin
Murray Cumming, Johan Dahlin, John Ehresman, Rafael Ávila de Espíndola,
John Finlay, Cedric Gustin, Richard Hult, Jeremey Katz, Steven Kennedy
Nikos Kouremenos, Alexander Larsson, Baiju M, Stefano Maggiolo,
Mark McLoughlin, Hamish Moffatt, Yevgen Muntyan, Elijah Newren
Patrick O'Brien, Frederic Peters, Sebastian Pölsterl, Sebastian Rittau
Rauli Ruohonen, Joseph Sacco, Johan Svedberg, Gian Mario Tagliaretti
Dieter Verfaillie, Karel Vervaeke, Olav Vitters and Andy Wingo

Johan Dahlin
jdahlin at async.com.br

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