[ANNOUNCE] PyGTK 2.15.2 - unstable

Gian Mario Tagliaretti gianmt at gnome.org
Sun Jun 21 10:44:46 CEST 2009

A new unstable development release of the Python bindings
for GTK+ has been released.

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


Thanks to Paul Pogonyshev who has done all the hard job preparing this release.


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 2.15.1?
    - Rename gtk.Statusbar.remove() to gtk.Statusbar.remove_message (Paul)
    - Allow pango.Context creation (Paul, #550855)
    - Make gtk.gdk.Pixbuf.add_alpha accept integers, retaining backward
      compatibility accepting also chars (Paul, #586094)
    - Protect window obj from GC in gtk.window_get_toplevels (Gustavo, #574259)
    - Plug huge number of memory leaks in Pango wrappers (Paul)
    - Add gtk.gdk.WINDOWING constant (Paul, #555112)
    - Wrap gdk_pixbuf_apply_embedded_orientation (Chris Wilson)
    - Modernize constructors of seven more types (Paul)
    - Don't free a string we don't own (Paul, #585458)
    - Some docs tweaking (Gian)

Bug reports, as always, should go to Bugzilla; check out
http://pygtk.org/developer.html and http://pygtk.org/feedback.html for
links to posting and querying bug reports for PyGTK.

Gian Mario Tagliaretti
GNOME Foundation member
gianmt at gnome.org

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