[ANNOUNCE] PyGoocanvas 0.14.1

Gian Mario Tagliaretti gianmt at gnome.org
Sun May 10 13:28:04 CEST 2009

I am pleased to announce version 0.14.1 of the Python bindings for Goocanvas.

It is available at:


The bindings are updated with the new Goocanvas API

PyGooCanvas 0.14.1      (May 10 2009)

 o Fix a segfault due to an API change in PycCairo (Gian Mario)
 o Autogenerate the ChangeLog from git logs (Gian Mario)
 o Fix the build when using libtool 2.x (Gian Mario)
 o Make the required changes after the switch to git (Gian Mario)


Goocanvas [1] is a canvas widget for GTK+, It is similar in many ways
to  FooCanvas, hence the name, but it uses cairo for rendering, it has
an optional  model/view split, and uses interfaces for items & views
(so you can easily turn any application object into a canvas item or

PyGooCanvas is a wrapper which exposes the goocanvas API to the
python world.  It is fairly complete; most of the API are covered.

The documentation is done, anyway bug reports on docs are really
important to improve the documentation.

Like the GTK+ library, PyGTK and GooCanvas itself PyGooCanvas is
licensed under  the GNU LGPL, so is suitable for use in both
free software and proprietary applications.

PyGooCanvas requires:

 o Goocanvas >= 0.14
 o PyGObject >= 2.10.1 (2.11.3 to build the docs)
 o PyGTK >= 2.10.4 (2.12.0 to use gtk.Tooltip)
 o PyCairo >= 1.8.0

Bug reports should go to

[1] http://live.gnome.org/GooCanvas

Gian Mario Tagliaretti
GNOME Foundation member
gianmt at gnome.org

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