ANN: wxPython

Robin Dunn robin at
Tue Sep 30 05:42:42 CEST 2008


The release of wxPython is now available for download at  This release adds a quick fix for a
compatibility problem with Python 2.4.

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 and 64-bit Microsoft Windows,
most Linux or other Unix-like systems using GTK2, and Mac OS X 10.4+.
In most cases the native widgets are used on each platform to provide
a 100% native look and feel for the application.

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

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