Monday, April 05, 2004

PythonCard 0.7.3

PythonCard is a GUI construction kit for building cross-platform desktop applications on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The latest release of PythonCard includes over 40 sample applications and tools to help users edit and build applications in Python. Check out the sample pages for screenshots and info about the samples. The more applications page has some info and screenshots on applications users have built with PythonCard.

The documentation page has links to installation instructions for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows that covers installing Python, wxPython, and PythonCard. The documentation includes some walkthroughs, screenshots and info on using PythonCard and some of its tools such as the codeEditor, resourceEditor (layout tool), findfiles, and runtime shell.

The main point of this release is to add support for wxPython 2.5.x while still supporting wxPython 2.4.x. Check the changelog for a complete list of changes for release 0.7.3.

This is the last planned release of PythonCard as a "prototype". The status of the project on SourceForge has already been changed to beta. The current plan is for the next release to be 0.8, which will drop "Prototype" from the package name, include more documentation, and finalize some of the core APIs exposed to user code. If all goes well, there will be a PythonCard 1.0 release by early summer.

If you would like to contribute to PythonCard, the first step is joining the mailing list.

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