[ANNOUNCE] PyGobject 2.19.0 - unstable

Gian Mario Tagliaretti gianmt at gnome.org
Tue Aug 11 22:31:18 CEST 2009

I am pleased to announce version 2.19.0 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:


What's new since PyGObject 2.18.0?
        - Add macros to help with Python list to/from GList/GSList conversions.
          (John Finlay)
        - GIO docs practically completed (Gian)
        - GFileInfo.list_attributes should accept None/NULL (Gian)
        - Strip out Windows DLL API macros (John Finlay)
        - Document that many functions got moved gobject -> glib (Paul)
        - Allow h2def.py to work when there are tabs or multiple spaces after
          the struct keyword. (Murray Cumming)
        - Fix build when builddir is not the same as srcdir
          (Theppitak Karoonboonyanan)
        - Make gio.Emblem constructor new-style (Paul)
        - Cleanup GIO overrides to use Python function/method names (Paul)
        - Make codegen report errors using Python function/method names (Paul)
        - Fix object type in gio.BufferedInputStream_fill_async (Gian)
        - Wrap gio.BufferedInputStream.fill_async (Gian)
        - Add gio.BufferedOutputStream which was forgotten in the types (Gian)
        - Split overrides for gio.MemoryOutputStream (Gian)
        - Wrap gio.memory_input_stream_new_from_data (Gian)
        - Introduces the girepository module from the former PyBank
          (Simon van der Linden)
        - Add API appeared in 2.20 but not marked as such in gio docs (Gian)
        - Wrap gio.FileOutputStream.query_info_async (Gian)
        - Wrap gio.FileInputStream.query_async (Gian)
        - Install executable codegen parts with executing permissions (Paul)
        - Wrap gio.DataInputStream.read_line_async and read_until_async (Paul)
        - Fix gio.OutputStream.splice_async (Paul)
        - Add GIO 2.20 API and update docs (Gian)


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 >= 2.14.0 and Python >= 2.3.5 to build.
GIO bindings require glib >= 2.16.0.

Gian Mario Tagliaretti
GNOME Foundation member
gianmt at gnome.org

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