Wing IDE 5.0.6 released

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Thu Apr 24 14:55:52 CEST 2014


Wingware has released version 5.0.6 of Wing IDE, our cross-platform 
development environment for the Python programming language.

Wing IDE includes a professional quality code editor with vi, emacs, 
visual studio,
and other key bindings, auto-completion, call tips, goto-definition, 
find uses, refactoring,
context-aware auto-editing, a powerful graphical debugger, version 
control, unit testing,
search, and many other features.  For details see

Changes in this minor release include:

* New auto-editing operation for starting a new block when ':' is 
pressed while a range
   of lines is selected. This also auto-enters 'except:' if 'try' is 
then entered.
* Offer completion on argument names in a def
* New Editor > Block Comment Style preference option to use PEP8 style 
indented '# '
   for commenting out code
* On OS X, Wing no longer quits when the last window is closed, to match 
the standard
   for Mac applications
* Restart correctly after downloading patches
* Pick up changes made in the debug dialog when debugging a named entry 
* Avoid hiding file selection auto-completer popup too soon
* Set sys.path[0] correctly in Python Shell on OS X and Linux
* Fix cleanup after auto-invocation that spans multiple lines
* About 15 other bug fixes

For details see

A summary of new features in Wing 5:

* Redesigned GUI based on Qt and PySide
* Native GUI on OS X (and better overall OS-native look and feel)
* Tools and editors can be dragged around
* Toolbar and editor and Project context menus are configurable
* Optional mode that opens different sets of files in each editor split
* Sharable color palettes and syntax highlighting configurations
* Auto-editing is on by default (except some operations that have a 
learning curve)
* Named file sets
* Sharable launch configurations
* Named entry points
* More control over unit testing environment
* Lockable editor splits
* Initial preferences dialog for new users
* Support for Python 3.4
* Support for Django 1.6
* Support for matplotlib on Anaconda and with MacOSX backend
* Improved Source Assistant with PEP 287 docstring rendering and return 
* Improved integrated and PDF documentation

For more information on what's new in Wing 5, see

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Questions?  Don't hesitate to email us at support at



Stephan Deibel
Wingware | Python IDE

The Intelligent Development Environment for Python Programmers

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