+* Updated the Designer to parse and generate wxPython 2.5 style code.
+* Updated code completion for wxPython 2.5 style code.
+* Core upgrader script under the Tools menu
+* Primarily a bugfix release
+* Fixes issues with attribute resolution in the Designer, small issue with
+ unicode handling and the Zope debugger product.
+* Started with the conversion to wxPython 2.5 compatible code, but it's
+ currently impossible to support both 2.4 and 3.5 in the GUI Designer
+ because of the wx namespace change.
+ In __version__.py, wx_version_max can be set to None to run under 2.5,
+ but beware that there are still many issues under 2.5 and the Designer
+* BoaDebugger zope product added as an alternative/improved interface for
+ debugging Zope, thanks to Robert Boulanger. See Debugger/BoaDebugger/*
+* Added properies/events:
+ * wxComboBox enter event
+ * wxTextCtrl.MaxLength (thanks Oleg Deribas)
+* New wxPython/Python docs bundle
+* Tutorial improvements (thanks Kevin Light)
+* Added examples for resource images and wizards
+* Special attributess can now span multiple lines
+ (continued lines must end on comma)
+* wxWindows renamed to wxWidgets
+ * Fixed problem with window id handling
+ * Fixed Sizer and linked Sizer properties
+ * Fixed KeyError bug if renaming after recreating a control in the Designer.
+ * Fixed consistency problem with multi-line vs single-line indent and comment
+ Thanks to Tim Diggins for report and initial patch
+ * Improved error messages in case of user changed GUI code.
+ * Converting (Edit->Convert...)
+ * Mode switching (Edit->STC settings...)
+ * Warning when mixed EOLs are detected
+* Added application todo view
+ * On app module, Views->Application todos
+ * Gives navigatible app wide todo list
+* Much improved support for maskededit family of controls
+* Added page about Sizers to the application help
+ * It's not linked to yet, but can be opened in a browser,
+ at Docs/boa/apphelp/Sizers.html
+ * Fixed process freezing if printing > 4k text
+ * Sizer, Designer and Editor bugs
+ * BicycleRepairMan plug-in bugs
+ On the New Palette page see, wxWizard, wxPyWizardPage and
+ It is your own responsibility to create the pages and run
+* Support for the masked edit family of controls:
+ wxMaskedTextCtrl, wxIpAddrCtrl, wxMaskedComboBox,
+ wxMaskedNumCtrl, wxTimeCtrl, wxIntCtrl
+ wxPython 184.108.40.206 is required.
+* Feature additions/fixes to the Debugger:
+ * Improved remote debugging capabilities by providing
+ client<->server filepath mappings.
+ * Added a Jump action/change execution point
+ supported by Python 2.3.
+ * Added script that supports hooking the Boa debugger
+ to sys.excepthook. See Debugger/sysexcepthook.
+* Improvements to sizers:
+ * Navigation to control/sizer by double clicking
+ in the collection editor on an item.
+ * Invalid sizer choices removed from the Sizer
+ * Less pedantic on which designer view you have to
+ click to create a new sizer or data object.
+ It now automatically switches to the right
+ designer view and creates the control there.
+ * Many sizer bugs fixed.
+* Improved process management
+ * Now using wxProcess instead of Python's popen.
+ * This means we have access to pids under windows
+ and also the ability to kill processes.
+ * A list of processes started from Boa is now available
+ as a page called Tasks in the Error/Output notebook.
+ * You will be prompted at shutdown if there are any
+ sub-processes still running.
+* Re-added non-us keyboard support.
+ Please test this if you use Alt-Gr.
+ Set under Preferences->General->Editor->handleSpecialEuropeanKeys
+* New toolbutton support through DoAddTool. This provides
+ labels and checked/radio tools.
+* Many bug fixes and small improvements.
+* Micro release sorts out some issues on Linux and other small changes and fixes.
+* Collection Editors can now add multiple methods to collections
+ This means the following properties have these methods:
+ * wxToolBar.Tools : AddTool, AddContol, AddSeparator
+ * wxImageList.Images : Add, AddWithColourMask
+ * wxMenu.Items : Append, AppendMenu, AppendSeparator
+* Collection Editor items can be reordered by clicking the Up and Down
+ arrows on the Collection Editor toolbar.
+* Support added for using Sizers in the Designer.
+ * All standard sizers added:
+ * wxBoxSizer, wxGridSizer, wxFlexGridSizer, wxStaticBoxSizer,
+ * They are available from the Containers/Layout page
+ * Sizers have their own view like the Data View.
+ * Visual cues and selectors are drawn around sizered controls in
+ * Can navigate to the sizer by right clicking on sizered selection tag
+ * None values are used in empty Sizer items, this is valid in the
+ Designer, but you will be warned when a session is posted that still
+ contain these None values as they are not valid outside the Designer
+ and can cause wxPython to crash.
+ Items with None values are visually indicated with the standard
+ * Connect Sizers to controls via the Sizer property of a control.
+ * Add sizer items (window, sizer and spacer items) from the Items
+ collection property of a sizer (double-click)
+ Link the item to a window or sizer in the Inspector.
+ * Currently sizer layout is applied in addition to absolute coordinate
+ Hopefully this can be balanced to a best of both worlds approach.
+ * See Examples/layout/SizersInBoa.py
+* Python Resource modules now available as an alternative way to use
+ * Accepts the format generated by wxPython.tools.img2py, only requires
+ that the file starts with this header: #Boa:PyImgResource:
+ * Resource modules have an Images view of their contents.
+ * Bitmap property editors can open resource modules and generate the
+ * The ImageEditor plug-in can convert images to PyImgResource modules.
+ It can also edit images directly inside resource modules.
+ * See Examples/images/ResourceModules/
+* EOL handling in source files have been completely redone.
+ * File EOL is now detected and used per file. New files use the OS
+ * Copy pasting code into your source from outside Boa should no longer
+ cause mixed EOL issues on Windows.
+ * Files are now always opened in binary mode.
+ * At startup source templates (used by code genration) are initialised
+ with the OS default EOL.
+ Tabs/Spaces in source templates are also set at startup.
+* ModuleFinder plug-in, enter the import name to find the file in
+ sys.path and open the module in the IDE. Available from Tools.
+* Converted the FormatParagraph IDLE extension to be a Boa plug-in.
+* Added wxTreeListCtrl and wxListView to the Palette.
+* Errors & Output notebook now has menu to load/save the history.
+* Many plug-ins now have their images embedded in their source.
+* Added feature to the debugger to display the value of a watch or a
+ name in the Output window.
+ * This is useful for big values like large lists or dicts.
+ * Ctrl-double-click is the shortcut for this action.
+* Also added Preference to minimize Debugger on running. Useful for GUI
+ Minimizing only works properly on Windows.
+* Support for editing/browsing tar.gz files, like zip files work now.
+* Editor toolbar should behave better on wxMAC.
+* Pervasive changes was made to the code to use string methods.
+ Also a few lambda -> list comprehension translations.
+* Added BicycleRepairMan (Python Refactoring) support.
+ First install BicycleRepairMan, then enable it under
+ Preferences->Plug-ins->Plug-in files
+ From the Edit menu the following actions are supported:
+ BRM - Extract local variable
+ BRM - Inline local variable
+ From the File menu a module can be explicitly loaded into
+ Modules can also be added from the Explorer in file system
+* In the process of adding the BRM support, I extended Boa's
+ model/view/controller baseclasses to allow Plugins to extend
+ existing MVC interfaces.
+* Help Book support. Boa can now manage .hhp, .hhc and .hhk files.
+ Different views allow you to define the file list and
+ drag and drop to create the contents tree and indexes.
+* Help books available in the Boa help can now be changed under
+ Preferences->Help books in the Explorer.
+* Help now has a PyDoc help page, similar in functionality to
+ the Tkinter pydoc search dialog installed with Python, but
+ integrated in the Help window.
+* Zip Transport now allows write/clipboard operations.
+ Create a new blank archive by right clicking and selecting
+ New->Empty zip archive from a File system folder.
+* Default resource config files are now stored in Config and
+ no longer in the Boa root.
+ If $HOME is defined .boa-constructor is now used as default
+ instead of .boa, to be the same as the Debian boa.
+* Plugin Preference storage changes.
+ __init__.plug-in.py file no longer used.
+ To avoid writing to Plug-ins directory this info is now stored
+* Plug-ins can now automatically expose Preference settings,
+ available from: Preferences->Plug-ins->Preferences
+* Plug-in filetypes (Pascal, Java, Pyrex) now generate their
+ STC config files automatically and store them in the resource
+ config directory instead of in Plug-ins.
+* The Shell can now be either be the Boa Shell, PyCrust or
+ See Preferences->General->Shell->psPythonShell
+* The Explorer page can also be turned off, but this is not
+ recommended unless you have a good reason as things like
+ Preferences or Zope are only available through the Explorer.
+* Filesystem items can be Inspected to see file attributes like
+ creation and modification date.
+* wxSTC/wxHTMLWindow views now have the option to print.
+* A new Tools menu has been added to the main menu.
+* Simple regex editor/matcher window now available under Tools.
+ It's very simple but still handy.
+* New Palette page "wxPython.lib", currently only has wxGenStaticText.
+ This is now the recommended replacement for wxStaticText as it
+ behaves properly in the Designer on Linux.
+* Fixed bug in wxSplitterWindow companion where deletion could
+* Added explicit config files for the __WXMAC__ platform and also
+ hopefully improved initial layout.
+* Wrote a simple Explorer wrapper so the wxPython demo can be "hosted"
+ in Boa. I still use Robin's excellent demo often and it's handy to
+ have the code directly in Boa
+ Turned off by default, turn on under
+ Preferences->Plug-ins->Plug-in files, and restart Boa.
+* Input page, typically for non-gui Python scripts that read from
+ It appears as a page on the TraceBack/Output/Error notebook.
+ To turn on choose: File->Toggle use input stream
+* Also new for the TraceBack/Error/Output notebook, it's history
+ can be browsed from the new buttons on the statusbar.
+* Primarily a bugfix release
+* Some changes to improve handling of non-ASCII source,
+ see Docs/boa/apphelp/NonASCII.html
+* A bugfix release, mostly to handle wxNotebook.AddPage parameter signature
+ * Script added to update generated code: Scripts/UpgradeNotebookParams.py
+* A bugfix release, mostly to handle the "import string" problem.
+* Added Zope ExternalMethod for runtime hooking of the debugger.
+ No longer need to run z2.py from the IDE, see the Debugger page in the docs.
+* Changes to accommodate MacOS X, many, many problems remain, but Boa can now
+ at least start up on MacOS X! Thanks to Kevin Altis.
+* Added plug-in for using XRC files.
+* Generated source can now be wrapped over multiple lines.
+ Lines are only broken up after commas, inside brackets,
+ but this works well enough.
+ 3 new Preferences added to the General->Code generation
+ section. This feature is now on by default.
+* I've abandoned the strategy of renaming plug-ins to disable them.
+ This was too unfriendly for things like CVS.
+ Also plug-ins can now be ordered.
+ Both these changes are implemented with a new file called
+ __init__.plug-in.py in your Plug-ins directory which defines the
+ list of disabled and ordered plugin names.
+ Ordered plug-ins are executed first (in order!)
+ Everything can be managed thru the GUI under
+ Preferences->Plug-ins->Plug-in files.
+* Improved Find/Replace dialog.
+ Now supports 'Find in files' and seaching in the Explorer.
+ Thanks to Roman Yakovenko for the patches!
+* Refactored Controller menu/toolbar definitions to use the
+ same format that View menu/toolbar definitions uses.
+ One visible result of this is that menu items can now display images.
+* Improved tab support. The frame designer can now properly generate
+ People who care about this, please test as I don't use this.
+* Added ImageEditor.plug-in.py.
+ This is an image editor I hacked up ages ago.
+ (I needed masked PNG support!)
+ I just wrapped up the editor as a Boa View.
+ It's rough but it works ;)
+ (Hint: When editing images with masks, set the mask again before
+ saving, otherwise the previous mask is used)
+* Shortcut keys now work better on Linux (Ctrl-S works!!!).
+* Composite controls like wxGrid now work properly in the Designer
+ Unfortunately many other controls still misbehave on Linux :(
+* Zope: Added SiteErrorLog support.
+ Just delete your zoa folder in your Zope root and the new
+ zoa will be automatically installed.
+* Removed the bundled PyChecker from the repository.
+ Boa now tries to use the one installed on your system.
+-- 0.1.4 - alpha (CVS) --
+-- 0.1.3 - alpha (CVS) --
+* Python 2.2 compatibility issues fixed
+* Feature rich out of process Debugger capable of debugging most Python.
+ * Tested with Python, wxPython, Tkinter, Zope
+ * Special Zope support allowing you to step and break in Python scripts
+ Also support for step and break in PageTemplates but for Zope 2.6
+* Many internal refactorings which includes moving the models and controllers
+ into the Models package and making wxPython module support optional.
+ This implements many of the requirements from the wxIDLE discussuions.
+ Also all Zope support moved to the ZopeLib package.
+-- 0.1.1 - alpha (CVS) --
+-- 0.1.0 - alpha (Release) --
+* Compatible with and now requires 2.3.2.
+* Files can now be opened, edited and saved over any supported transport
+ * Clipboard improved, can copy/paste between any transports
+ * Preferences are now be maintained in the Explorer tree as items in the
+ * Key definitions editable
+ * Style editor for user defined source code styles, colours and fonts.
+* Pluggable components and transports
+ * New components , filetypes and transports can be added by putting the
+ module in the Plug-ins directory. Examples provided.
+* Support for opening html, xml, and c++ files
+* Extensive Zope support added
+* Complete integrated help for Boa, Python, wxPython and CVS.
+* The Help Tips have been expanded a lot, please work thru it as
+ soon as possible as it contains essential information.
+* Much better support for using preferences stored in your home directory.
+* All image transparency issues resolved (using PNGs for everything)
+* Improved code completion, call tips and code browsing.
+* Syntax checking for Python source
+* New controls available from the Palette.
+* More properties added for standard controls
+* Resource usage under Win9x improved
+* Stability and speed improvements
+* Code generation is safer with rollback on errors and warnings for
+ unexpected/incomplete code.
+* Improved integration between your code and generated code
+ * Special object attributes can be linked to properties
+ * The Designer can generate source for controls not directly supported from
+ the Palette if you define it's name and equivalent class in a
+ _custom_classes class attribute.
+* New Getting Started Guide and Tutorial
+* Support for window layout with Anchors integrated with the Designer
+* Redid the Explorer, the following explorer types supported
+ * File/Package Explorer
+ * Can filter on all files for general purpose cliboard use
+ * command line CVS needs to be installed successfully
+ * basic cvs functionality: browse, update, commit, add,
+ remove, status, log, diff, tag, branch
+ * Cancelable progress dialog
+ * Management: Cut, copy, paste, rename, delete, import, export
+ * Creation from the Palette
+ * Property management thru the Inspector
+ * SSH Explorer: Browse remote SSH accounts, e.g. SourceForge.
+ * SSH needs to be installed, remote keys must be uploaded
+ * Copy and paste to file clipboard
+ * Remote file operations
+ * Zip Explorer: Read only zip browsing like directories
+ * FTP Explorer: Browse FTP connections
+ * Config now handled thru the GUI, and edited in the Inspector.
+ No more messing with config files.
+* Replaced the Normal file dialog with Boa file dialog,
+ * Implemented with the Explorers
+ * Avoids the NT / STC / FileDialog problem
+ * Shows nice icons for Boa files
+ * Possible (not used yet) to browse to Zope/SSH/etc documents
+* Added Grid drawing (different optional styles) to background
+* Redid Designer selection logic (still buggy) to respect original
+ size, and handle non grid positions and sizes.
+ * Keyboard sizing and moving by 1 pixel increments
+* Clipboard functionality (Cut, copy, paste) implemented in
+ the frame Designer and Data view. (not perfect yet)
+* Multiple select (for grouped moving) implemented in the frame
+ * Control Alignment and Size dialogs added (from right-click)
+* The necessary import code is automatically added to source
+* Sub properties now work correctly
+* Default actions supported, double-clicking on components
+ * Default events (Like EVT_BUTTON)
+ * Open default properties (Like a Collection Editor for
+* The debugger works better, but suffers from same defects as
+ other in-process Python debuggers.
+ * Can browse (ctrl/mouse over) variable values, almost like
+ debugger tips in Delphi and other IDEs, only does single
+ word variables currently, clicking adds as watch.
+* Support for C++ source
+* Added ToolTipString property
+* Added Style constructor parameter
+* Python 2.0 compatibility
+ * jump to source from a tree ctrl showing exception tracebacks
+ * Create a traceback tree from a Boa.trace file
+* New palette look saving some space.
+* Modules are parsed when needed allowing snappier opening - Shane Hathaway
+* Auto created frames (main frame) works correctly.
+* Code browsing/jumping/marking history (back and forward buttons)
+* More code completion support (but not enough yet)
+ * wxPython methods for wxPython object decendants
+ * Attribute type and methods
+* Limited support for distutils (Setup module)
+* Put the website into Zope
+* Put application help into Zope
+* Added CVS view to the Explorer
+* Links to wxWindows documentation from the Companion classes are now
+* Moved all image loading into an ImageStore cache type object
+* Changed Boa to not have to be started in the Boa directory
+* Added find in application
+* Syntax highlighting editor
+ * Breakpoints & Tracepoints
+ * Code browsing (limited support)
+ Hold down ctrl and move the cursor over code, click on
+ underlined code to browse to it
+ * Code completion, currently only object attributes self.*
+* OGL improvements including saving of position
+* Keyboard support in the Inspector, Editor and Designer
+* Fixed a lot of little bugs in the Inspector
+* Added a MenuBar for the Editor
+* Made a subset of views optional
+* Added ClassLink property editor for controls linking to
+* Added the python profiler
+* Added Tim Peter's Cyclops, cycle finder
+* Controls that don't accept mouse clicks
+ (wxNotebook, wxStaticLine, wxStaticBox)
+ are now selectable and dragable
+* Added context sensitive help (press F1 in source code)
+* Added CollectionEditors
+ These are new properties on components which provides
+ design-time item list maintenance.
+ In the source, each Collection Editor looks after its
+ This is a rough first draft and will be refined.
+ A very big gotcha with most of these collection properties
+ is that they are not live. For most you will have to close
+ open and reopen the Designer for changes to take effect :(
+ Please note that whitespace is even more meaningful
+ than usual ;) So leave generated code as is!
+ The following have been implemented to various degrees:
+ * wxImageList.Images (plus image enabled editor)
+ * wxToolBar.Tools (plus EVT_TOOL)
+ * wxMenu.Items (plus EVT_MENU)
+ Still to be implemented:
+ * wxAcceleratorTable.Entries (broken, doesn't fit yet)
+ * wxBoxSizers, wxStaticBoxSizer
+ * Different types of insertion methods
+* Directory compare (lib's cmp) and diff facilities (Tim Peter's ndiff)
+* Fixed many memory leaks and circular references
Merged wxGTK changes back into source. Added wxGTK.py, wxMSW.py for platform
Added window id allocation
-Resized images to 16*16. This sorts out the last of the MSW incompatibilities GTK
+Resized images to 16*16. This sorts out the last of the MSW incompatibilities
Updated frame and ctrl renaming code to also maintain window ids
Started with watches in the debugger
-Added attributes to classes (moduleparse.Class.attributes, EditorViews.ExploreView)
+Added attributes to classes (moduleparse.Class.attributes,
Added different help for Pygasm/wxPython/Python
Added TextModel and TextView