PyGooCanvas 0.8.0
Posted on: 04/09/2007 01:43 PM

I am pleased to announce version 0.8.0 of the Python bindings for Goocanvas.

It is available at:

The bindings are updated with the new Goocanvas API

PyGooCanvas 0.8.0 (Apr 03 2007)

o Register some const-GooCanvasBounds* argtypes (Gustavo)
o Fix ellipse animation by fixes LP#95468
o Restructured examples and docs (Gian Mario)
o Add new API following goocanvas (Gian Mario)
o Fix goo_canvas_item_get_transform and
goo_canvas_item_model_get_transform (Gian Mario)
o Wrap wrap goo_canvas_item_get_items_at(Gian Mario)
o Fix goo_canvas_item_simple_get_path_bounds (Gian Mario)
o Wrap goo_canvas_get_items_at goo_canvas_get_items_in_area (Gian Mario)
o Wrap few more methods as classmethod (Gian Mario)


Goocanvas [1] is a canvas widget for GTK+, It is similar in many ways to FooCanvas, hence the name, but it uses cairo for rendering, it has an optional model/view split, and uses interfaces for items views (so you can easily turn any application object into a canvas item or view).

PyGooCanvas is a wrapper which exposes the goocanvas API to the python world. It is fairly complete; most of the API are covered.

The documentation is done, anyway bug reports on docs are really important to improve the documentation.

Like the GTK+ library, PyGTK and GooCanvas itself PyGooCanvas is licensed under the GNU LGPL, so is suitable for use in both free software and proprietary applications.

PyGooCanvas requires:

o Goocanvas gt;= 0.8.0
o PyGObject gt;= 2.10.1 (2.11.3 to build the docs)
o PyGTK gt;= 2.10.4
o PyCairo gt;= 1.2.0

Bug reports should go to


Gian Mario Tagliaretti

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