ANNOUNCE: PyGi 0.5 - The watch out, theres a Volcano! Release

Hi all,

It is my pleasure to bring to the world the first release of PyGi -
the Python GObject Introspection bindings - version 0.5.  We chose the
number 0.5 to indicate that we believe PyGi to be of beta quality.  We
want to encourage the brave souls of the world to try it out and help
us by reporting any bugs that are found.

PyGi is nearly feature complete.  A highly condensed list of features:

 - Implements in and out arguments of all types
 - Implements closures, callbacks and virtual functions
 - Implements wrapping of structs, objects and interfaces.

A huge thank you is due to several people for making this happen.

 - Simon van der Linden, for all of his hard work on PyBank/PyGi.
 - Tomeu Vizoso for all of his hard work on PyGi throughout the past
 - John (J5) Palmieri, Colin Walters, Johan Dahlin and others for
assistance, contributions and help along the way,
 - All of the great folks who participated in the Gnome/Python 2010
hackfest who made this release possible (including generous support
from Red Hat, Canonical and OLPC)

Version 0.6 of PyGI is likely to include:
 - Python 3.1 support (already 95% working!  Thanks David Malcom and
John Ehresman!)
 - A major refactoring of some of the thickest parts of the code
 - Much improved documentation
 - Improved compatibility with older bindings

PyGi 0.5 is available for download here:

You can find the PyGi website/wiki:

And the public git repo at:


Bug tracking is done in project pygi on

-Zach Goldberg

PyGi Maintainers:
Simon van der Linden
Tomeu Vizoso
Zach Goldberg

Git Shortlog:

Alex Dedul (1):
     Search for python-config-${VERSION} when python${VERSION}-config
is not found

Anderson Lizardo (1):
     Depend on GLib 2.20 rather than 2.22

Colin Walters (2):
     [] Clean up CFLAGS handling, don't override all: target
     Add Tomeu's prototype script for converting pygtk to pygi

Johan Dahlin (3):
     Create overridden modules in two passes
     Remove trailing whitespace
     Pythonify. Avoid ; and () around if statements

John (J5) Palmieri (1):
     override that wasn't checked in - fixes some test cases

Olav Vitters (1):
     Fix doap file

Simon van der Linden (18):
     Initial import
     Add PyGObject patches
     Add a doap file
     Update PyGObject patches
     Remove PyGObject patches since they've been merged to master
     Fix silent rules setup
     Import pygtk properly to avoid failure on some setups
     Use the right variable when looking up in sys.modules
     Fix members initialization in metaclasses
     Remove global checks for pointers and move them in type cases
that need them
     sys.path must be modified after pygtk is imported
     Suppress compilation warnings
     Don't set a default constructor for structures.
     Initialize struct fields to 0 when allocating
     Restore the overrides support
     Remove support for pointers to basic types as input-only
argument and return value
     Fix and complete overrides tests
     Add modelines and copyright information to overrides modules

Tomeu Vizoso (28):
     Add myself to pygi.doap
     Register interfaces
     Add support for Any arguments
     Add stuff to .gitignore
     Accept 0 as a valid value for flag and enum arguments
     Structs in arrays are not marshalled correctly
     A few tests about interfaces
     Use the limit constants from glib and interpret G_MAXUINT32 as
     Revert "Use the limit constants from glib and interpret
G_MAXUINT32 as PyLong_FromLongLong"
     Set a default constructor for boxed structs that don't have one
     Use the limit constants from glib and interpret G_MAXUINT32 as
     The array field 'length' starts to count from the C arg list, so
need to decrement when it's a method
     Add Gtk.keysyms to overrides
     Always create the .so link
     Use GIMarshallingTests (old TestGI) in gobject-introspection
     Add metadata to the .doap file
     Add gdb and valgrind variants for the tests
     Allow creating structs with pointers
     Add support for foreign structs
     Add examples/
     Require PyCairo
     Update to latest version of the script
     Implement vfuncs.
     Add missing file to tarballs
     Add one more missing file to tarballs
     Add more stuff to the tarballs
     One more missing file...

Zach Goldberg (6):
     Implementation callback support with scoping and basic argument support.
     Add Zach Goldberg as a pygi maintainer
     Move some tests from test_gi to test_everything
     Implement nullable argument support, including tests
     Fix a typo in pygi-callbacks.c header
     Bump version for release 0.5.0

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