ANNOUNCE: new versions of pygtk and gnome-python

James Henstridge

I have released new versions of pygtk (python bindings for GTK)
and gnome-python (python bindings for GNOME — includes pygtk). It
is mainly a bug fix release, but there are a few new features

  • wrappers for gnome_canvas_item_affine_relative and absolute. I
    also added a module gnome.affine that can be used to help construct
    the affine transformations from simpler ones.
  • It should be possible to build the package with srcdir !=
    builddir now.
  • If you set the environment variable PYGTK_FATAL_EXCEPTIONS to a
    non null value before starting the a pygtk program, an exception in
    a signal handler or callback will cause the event loop to exit as
    well. This is useful for debuging scripts with debuggers like pdb,
    as you get access to the traceback.
  • Miscelaneous bugfixes.

Pygtk will soon be up on:

and gnome-python (which includes pygtk) is available at:

Both packages are also available from my ftp area at:

James Henstridge.