Johan Dahlin jdahlin at
Wed Jul 4 15:08:14 CEST 2007

I am pleased to announce the stable version 2.10.5 of the Python bindings
for GTK+.

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


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 2.10.4 ?
  - Do access private GtkTooltip member tips_data_list, fixes build
    against Gtk+ 2.11.x (Johan)
  - Allow None to gtk_rc_get_style_by_paths (Mariano Suarez-Alvarez)
  - Fix defs file inconsistencies (Andrew Cowie)
  - Documentation build fixes (Richard Hult)
  - Code generator improvements (Tim Evans, Gustavo)
  - Include atk-types.defs when building using distutils, so gtk.Accessible
    is available on win32

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
links to posting and querying bug reports for PyGTK.

Johan Dahlin
jdahlin at

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