ANN: Urwid 0.9.4 - Console UI Library

Ian Ward ian at
Tue May 2 01:54:17 CEST 2006

Announcing Urwid 0.9.4

Urwid home page:


About this release:

This release adds mouse event handling to the standard widgets and 
example programs.  Also, the files used to generate the reference and 
tutorial documentation are now included in the tarball.

New in this release:

   - Enabled mouse handling across the Urwid library.

     Added a new mouse_event(..) method to the Widget interface
     definition and to the following widgets: Edit, CheckBox,
     RadioButton, Button, GridFlow, Padding, Filler, Overlay, Frame,
     Pile, Columns, BoxAdapter and ListBox.

     Updated example programs,,, and to support mouse input.

   - Released the files used to generate the reference and tutorial
     documentation:, and
     tmpl_tutorial.html.  The "docgen" scripts write the documentation
     to stdout. requires the Templayer HTML
     templating library to run.

   - Improved Widget and List Walker interface documentation.

   - Fixed a bug in the handling of invalid UTF-8 data.  All invalid
     characters are now replaced with '?' characters when displayed.

About Urwid

Urwid is a console UI library for Python. It features fluid interface
resizing, UTF-8 support, multiple text layouts, simple attribute markup,
powerful scrolling list boxes and flexible interface design.

Urwid is released under the GNU LGPL.

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