ANNOUNCE: wxPython

Robin Dunn robin at
Mon Aug 30 20:11:27 CEST 2004


I'm pleased to announce the release of wxPython, now available
for download at or

What is wxPython?

wxPython is a GUI toolkit for the Python programming language. It
allows Python programmers to create programs with a robust, highly
functional graphical user interface, simply and easily. It is
implemented as a Python extension module that wraps the popular
wxWidgets cross platform GUI library, which is written in C++.

wxPython is a cross-platform toolkit. This means that the same program
will usually run on multiple platforms without modifications.
Currently supported platforms are 32-bit Microsoft Windows, most Linux
or other Unix-like systems using GTK or GTK2, and Apple Macintosh OS

Changes in

This is predominantly a bug-fix release.  Changes include:

   * Fixed fatal error due to improper wrapping of wx.FSFile.

   * Fixed return type of EditableListBox.GetListCtrl

   * Give generic tree and list controls a DoGetBestSize so they play
     nicer with sizers when there is no minimal size.

   * Some tweaks in the demo and samples to correct layout, some
     flicker problems, and namespace use.

   * Add wx.Image.ConvertAlphaToMask

   * Minor corrections in wx.lib.dialogs

   * wx.FileHistory constructor now accepts the documented 2nd

   * Corrections for exceptions in the new ogl

   * Fixed XRCed to not use reparenting of windows to implement caching
     of property panels, since Reparent on wxMac is not implemented.

   * Add support for wxTAB_TRAVERSAL to the XRC handler for

   * Add support for all wxListBox styles to the XRC handler for

   * Fix for wx.Listbook.DeleteAllPages to really delete everything.

   * wxGTK2 now supports alpha blended bitmap drawing

   * Made wx.grid.Grid play nicer with sizers.

   * etc.

Robin Dunn
Software Craftsman  Java give you jitters?  Relax with wxPython!

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