[pygtk] ANNOUNCE: PyGObject 2.15.0

Johan Dahlin jdahlin at async.com.br
Tue Jul 15 00:34:51 CEST 2008

I am pleased to announce version 2.15.0 of the Python bindings for GObject.

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


There are two new significant features in this release, initial
bindings for GIO. Note that these are not complete, please report
missing API in Bugzilla so we know what people are missing.
Codegen has been moved from PyGTK and can now be used without
depending on GTK+, which should be useful for GObject based libraries.

What's new since PyGObject 2.14.x?
         - Add GIO bindings (Johan, Mario Tagliaretti, Thomas Leonard)
	- Move codegen from PyGTK (Johan, Paul Pogonyshev, #542821)
	- Add more variables to the .pc files (Damien Carbery, Paul,
           Dan Winship, #486876)
	- Add pyg_option_group_new to the public API (Johan)
	- Add g_get_application_anme and g_get_progname (Sebastian Rittau)
	- Avoid making wakeups when using Python 2.6 (Johan, Gustavo,
	  Adam Olsen, Josselin Mouette, Philippe Normand, Guido Van Rossum)
	- Only link against libffi when found (Ed Catmur, #496006)
	- Improve gobject.property (Tomeu Vizoso, #523352)
	- Improve enum comparision and warnings (Paul, Phil Dumont, #428732)
	- Many gobject.Source improvements (Bryan Silverthorn)
	- Apply some fixes to make pylint happier (Johan, Simon Schampijer,
	- Fix error message in pyg_io_add_watch (Juha Sahkangas)
	- Improve h2def.py (Oliver Crete, Murray Cumming, Lauro Moura)


GObject is a object system library used by GTK+ and GStreamer.

PyGObject provides a convenient wrapper for the GObject+ 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 PyGTK, PyORBit and
gnome-python, it can be used to write full featured Gnome applications.

Like the GObject library itself PyGObject 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
featured applications.

PyGObject requires glib >= 2.8.0 and Python >= 2.3.5 to build.
GIO bindings require glib >= 2.16.0.

Johan Dahlin
jdahlin at async.com.br

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