ANN: wxPython


Robin Dunn


The release of wxPython is now available for download at This is the first official release
in the 2.9 development release series. There are lots and lots of new
widgets and other awesome stuff that have been added since the 2.8
series, with more to come in future releases. A list of changes can be
seen at Also new with this
release is a build for Mac OSX and Python 2.7 that uses the Cocoa API
and supports the 64-bit architecture on OSX 10.5 and 10.6.

Various binaries are available for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows, and also
for OSX using the Carbon and Cocoa APIs, for Python 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7.
And source code is also available at
of course for building your own.

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 set of Python extension modules that wrap the GUI
components of the popular wxWidgets cross platform 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 and 64-bit Microsoft Windows,
most Linux or other Unix-like systems using GTK2, and Mac OS X 10.4+.
In most cases the native widgets are used on each platform to provide
a 100% native look and feel for the application.

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