[Urwid] ANN: Urwid 1.0.0 - Console UI Library
nathan.stocks at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 17:34:02 EDT 2011
I look forward to trying out the popup widgets.
On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 9:05 AM, Ian Ward <ian at excess.org> wrote:
> Announcing Urwid 1.0.0
> Urwid home page:
> About this release:
> This is a major feature release for Urwid:
> It's the first official release that has support for Python 3.
> There's a new experimental Terminal widget so you can terminal while you
> terminal or write a screen-clone.
> There's a new example showing how to serve Urwid interfaces to many
> users simultaneously over ssh with Twisted.
> There are new classes to help with creating dynamic tree views of
> anything you have that's tree-like.
> There are new widgets for working with pop-ups so you can now have all
> the menu bars, drop-downs and combo-boxes you can write.
> The old requirement to sprinkle draw_screen() calls around your
> callbacks is gone. Urwid now updates the screen automatically after
> everything else is done.
> There's a new simple MainLoop method for catching updates from other
> threads and processes. No need to manually fumble with os.pipe() and
> event loops.
> And lots more...
> Happy 1.0 Urwid! It's been a great nearly-seven years since our first
> release. Huge thanks to everyone that's contributed code, docs, bug
> reports and help on the mailing list and IRC.
> New in this release:
> * New support for Python 3.2 from the same 2.x code base,
> requires distribute instead of setuptools (by Kirk McDonald,
> Wendell, Marien Zwart) everything except TwistedEventLoop and
> GLibEventLoop is supported
> * New experimental Terminal widget with xterm emulation and
> terminal.py example program (by aszlig)
> * Edit widget now supports a mask (for passwords), has a
> insert_text_result() method for full-field validation and
> normalizes input text to Unicode or bytes based on the caption
> type used
> * New TreeWidget, TreeNode, ParentNode, TreeWalker
> and TreeListBox classes for lazy expanding/collapsing tree
> views factored out of browse.py example program, with new
> treesample.py example program (by Rob Lanphier)
> * MainLoop now calls draw_screen() just before going idle, so extra
> calls to draw_screen() in user code may now be removed
> * New MainLoop.watch_pipe() method for subprocess or threaded
> communication with the process/thread updating the UI, and new
> subproc.py example demonstrating its use
> * New PopUpLauncher and PopUpTarget widgets and MainLoop option
> for creating pop-ups and drop-downs, and new pop_up.py example
> * New twisted_serve_ssh.py example (by Ali Afshar) that serves
> multiple displays over ssh from the same application using
> Twisted and the TwistedEventLoop
> * ListBox now includes a get_cursor_coords() method, allowing
> nested ListBox widgets
> * Columns widget contents may now be marked to always be treated
> as flow widgets for mixing flow and box widgets more easily
> * New lcd_display module with support for CF635 USB LCD panel and
> lcd_cf635.py example program with menus, slider controls and a
> custom font
> * Shared command_map instance is now stored as Widget._command_map
> class attribute and may be overridden in subclasses or individual
> widgets for more control over special keystrokes
> * Overlay widget parameters may now be adjusted after creation with
> set_overlay_parameters() method
> * New WidgetPlaceholder widget useful for swapping widgets without
> having to manipulate a container widget's contents
> * LineBox widgets may now include title text
> * ProgressBar text content and alignment may now be overridden
> * Use reactor.stop() in TwistedEventLoop and document that Twisted's
> reactor is not designed to be stopped then restarted
> * curses_display now supports AttrSpec and external event loops
> (Twisted or GLib) just like raw_display
> * raw_display and curses_display now support the IBMPC character
> set (currently only used by Terminal widget)
> * Fix for a gpm_mev bug preventing user input when on the console
> * Fix for leaks of None objects in str_util extension
> * Fix for WidgetWrap and AttrMap not working with fixed widgets
> * Fix for a lock up when attempting to wrap text containing wide
> characters into a single character column
> About Urwid
> Urwid is a console UI library for Python. It features fluid interface
> resizing, Unicode support, multiple text layouts, simple attribute
> markup, powerful scrolling list boxes and flexible interface design.
> Urwid is released under the GNU LGPL.
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