PyGObject 3.9.5

Simon Feltman s.feltman at
Mon Jul 29 12:28:59 CEST 2013

I am pleased to announce version 3.9.5 of the Python bindings for
GObject. This is the third release of the 3.9.x series which will
eventually result in the stable 3.10 release for GNOME 3.10.

The new release is available from (652K)
  sha256sum: e785e24b001517dd57fc5cc2b7ddeb56b459555307561675edb47c11c80a85d5

What’s new since PyGObject 3.9.3
        - Ensure exceptions set in closure out argument marshaling are printed
          (Simon Feltman) (#705064)
        - Always raise OverflowError for marshaling integers from Python
          (not ValueError or OverflowError) (Simon Feltman) (#705057)
        - Cleanup invoke args and kwargs combiner code (Simon Feltman) (#640812)
        - gtk-demo: Change demo to use Gtk.Application (Simon Feltman) (#698547)
        - Add callable and descriptor protocols to PyGICallableInfo
          (Simon Feltman) (#704037)
        - Unify basic type argument marshaling for methods, closures, and
          properties (Simon Feltman) (#693405)
        - Override GValue.set/get_boxed with static C marshaler
          (Simon Feltman) (#688081, #693405)
        - Add deprecation warning for marshaling arbitrary objects as pointers
          (Simon Feltman) (#688081)
        - Replace usage of __import__ with importlib.import_module
          (Simon Feltman) (#682320)
        - Always unref the GiTypeInfo when generating an argument cache
          (Mike Gorse) (#703973)
        - Unref interface info when fetching enums or flags
          (Mike Gorse) (#703960)
        - Speed up MRO calculation (Daniel Drake) (#703829)
        - Add GIL safety to pyobject_copy for copying boxed PyObjects
          (Simon Feltman) (#688081)
        - Add marshaling of GI_TYPE_TAG_VOID held in a GValue to int
          (Simon Feltman) (#694233)
        - GTK overrides: Make connect_signals handle tuple
          (Cole Robinson) (#693994)
        - Re-add support for passing GValue's by reference
          (Simon Feltman) (#701058)
        - Clear return value of closures to zero when an exception occurs
          (Simon Feltman) (#702552)
        - Don't use doctest syntax in docstrings for examples
          (Martin Pitt) (#701009)
        - Add support for properties of type GInterface
          (Garrett Regier) (#703456)
        - pygtkcompat: Fix for missing methods on Windows
          (Martin Pitt) (#702787)
        - gi/pygi-info.c: Avoid C99-style variable declaration
          (Chun-wei Fan) (#702786)

About PyGObject
GObject is a object system used by GTK+, GStreamer and other libraries.

PyGObject provides a convenient wrapper for use in Python programs when
accessing GObject libraries.

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 now dynamically accesses any GObject libraries that uses
GObject Introspection. It replaces the need for separate modules such as
PyGTK, GIO and python-gnome to build a full GNOME 3.0 application. Once
new functionality is added to gobject library it is instantly available
as a Python API without the need for intermediate Python glue.


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