PyGTK 2.10.4
Posted on: 03/05/2007 06:42 PM

I am pleased to announce the stable version 2.10.4 of the Python bindings for GTK.

The new release is available from and its mirrors as soon as its synced correctly:


GTK is a toolkit for developing graphical applications that run on systems such as Linux, Windows and MacOS X. It provides a comprehensive set of GUI widgets, can display Unicode bidi text. It links into the Gnome Accessibility Framework through the ATK library.

PyGTK provides a convenient wrapper for the GTK+ library for use in Python programs, and takes care of many of the boring details such as managing memory and type casting. When combined with PyORBit and gnome-python, it can be used to write full featured Gnome applications.

Like the GTK+ library itself PyGTK is licensed under the GNU LGPL, so is suitable for use in both free software and proprietary applications. It is already in use in many applications ranging from small single purpose scripts up to large full features applications.

What's new since 2.10.3 ?

- Documentation build fixes (John Finlay, Gustavo)
- Return NULL on error in TextBuffer.register_serialize_format
(Paolo Borelli)
- Do not overwrite sys.argv (JP Calderone)
- Add status icon example (Nikos Kouremenos)
- Make it possible to remove rows in the gtk.TreeModel.foreach
callback (Gustavo)
- Code generator fix for %define (#381389, Manish Singh)
- Duplicate GdkEvent.string member when setting it (#382428,
Gustavo, John Ehresman)
- Make it possible to use automake 1.10 (Kjartan Maraas)
- distutils build fixes (#385934, Sebastien Bacher, Michael Bienia)
- Allow None to be passed into gdk.Display (Johan)
- Undeprecate gtk.container_class_list_child_properties (Johan)
- Fix memory leak in gtk.Container.child_get (Gian Mario Tagliaretti)

PyGTK requires GTK+ gt;= 2.8.0 and Python gt;= 2.3.5 to build.

Bug reports, as always, should go to Bugzilla; check out and for links to posting and querying bug reports for PyGTK.

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