Re: Problem with GI and pygtk


On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 02:08:11PM -0700, Simon Feltman wrote:
PyGTK is based on PyGObject 2. Introspection (gir bindings) requires
PyGObject 3 (or PyGI) which provides the "gi" Python package.
FWIW: I find that naming scheme *very* confusing.
It probably makes a lot of sense, but it's not very obvious to me
why "PyGObject" should be more modern than "PyGTK"; even worse:
they are incompatible which I wouldn't be able to tell by looking
at their names.

The relationship of PyGobject and PyGTK is only briefly mentioned
at and even more sparsely on the pygobject wiki page.
Unfortunately, I only have anecdotal evidence, instead of hard proofs,
that other people are also confused and spend hours, if not days, trying
to make things work until they either find a solution or just give up.

I don't have a very useful suggestion, but to elaborate on the relationship
on both websites.


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