pyobjc / Doc / announcement.txt

The 1.0b1 announcement message, mostly present as input for future announcements.


subject: ANN: PyObjC 1.3

PyObjC 1.3 is now available for download at  

PyObjC is a bridge between Python and Objective-C.  It allows full
featured Cocoa applications to be written in pure Python.  It is also
easy to use other frameworks containing Objective-C class libraries
from Python and to mix in Objective-C, C and C++ source.

Python is a highly dynamic programming language with a shallow learning 
curve.  It combines remarkable power with very clear syntax.

The installer package includes a number of Xcode templates 
for easily creating new Cocoa-Python projects, as well as py2app,
a suite of tools for building redistributable Python applications
and plugins.

PyObjC also supports full introspection of Objective-C classes and 
direct invocation of Objective-C APIs from the interactive interpreter.

PyObjC requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later and Python 2.3 or later.  PyObjC works 
with the Apple provided Python installation in Mac OS X 10.3 (and later),
MacPython 2.3, and MacPython 2.4.

This release features several bugfixes, improved documentation as well as
support for categories, easier customization and basic support for creating 
Interface Builder palettes. See the news file at for more information.

PyObjC is released with an open source license (MIT style).

on our website (News section):

PyObjC 1.0b1 has shipped. A disk image and the sources are `available` [link]. 
There are many new features and bugfixes, the the NEWS file [link] for details.

The PyObjC installer installs a number of examples and project builder templates
as well as some documentation into /Developer. Users of MacPython 2.3b1 [link] 
can install this release using the PackageManager application.

to (see release-process.txt):

subject: PyObjC 1.1 released

PyObjC 1.1 provides a bridge between the Python and Objective-C
programming languages, allowing the Python programmer
transparent access to Objective-C-based classes and APIs. Write
Cocoa applications in Python, using Interface Builder to design
the user interface.