ANNOUNCE: wxPython

Robin Dunn robin at
Mon Jul 21 07:44:44 CEST 2008


The release of wxPython is now available for download at  This is a minor bugfix release with
several fixes for problems discovered in the release.

Source code is available, as well as binaries for Python 2.3, 2.4 and
2.5, for Windows and Mac, as well some packages for various 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 to provide a 100%
native look and feel for the application.

Changes in

wx.richtext: Added wrappers for the RichTextPrinting and
RichTextPrintout classes.

Make it easier to replace the check box images used in the
CheckListCtrlMixin class.

Fixed bug in wx.ScrolledWindow when child focus events caused
unneccessary or incorrect scrolling.

Fixed a bug in wx.GridBagSizer where hidden items were not ignored in
part of the layout algorithm.

Several other bugs also fixed.

Added builds for Ubuntu Hardy (8.04)

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

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