Kivy 1.8 Now With Python 3.x Support
Kivy 1.8 Now With Python 3.x Support
Written by Sue Gee   
Thursday, 06 February 2014

Kivy 1.8 is the first version of a popular open source Python  framework to support Python 3.x.

Kivy, which is released under the MIT license and works on Windows, OSX, Linux, Android and iOS and Raspberry Pi makes use of OpenGL to create a standardized UI and graphics environment for Python.

It lets you  create apps that are multi-touch, react to gestures, and  track objects and markers.

Up until now it's main drawback was lack of support for the Python 3.x branch and, as we reported, in 2012 the Python Software Foundation awarded the Kivy Foundation $5,000  for porting the core Kivy codebase together with a number of Kivy project dependencies (their Android and iOS tools) and a number of third-party dependencies (e.g., PIL, gstreamer, opencv) to Python 3.3 and this has now been achieved.

The other highlights of this release are:

  • New media player named GstPlayer, based on Gstreamer 1.0 used as a implementation for the Audio and Video  core provider. This allow users access to the latest Gstreamer with all its improvements but also provides a common player  for both Python 2.7 and 3.3 on desktop platforms.

  • Scrollview has been slightly enhanced to support smoother scrolling utilizing Matrix transformation by default. It also now supports scrolling through bars or content or both.
  • Widgets now can be disabled simply by using `disabled` property.

 

kivylogo

 

The new version is available for download on the Kivy website.  


Microsoft Offers Research Grants For HoloLens
07/07/2015

Microsoft HoloLens opens up amazing opportunities for creating "mixed reality" experiences. Now Microsoft is offering incentives to academic reseach institutions in the United States to come up with n [ ... ]



Google Drops Support For Eclipse - It's All Android Studio Now
29/06/2015

It can't come as a surprise - Google announced long ago that it was stopping work on the Eclipse Android Developer Tools - but now it has ended support as well. It is well beyond time to move over to  [ ... ]


More News

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 April 2015 )
 
 
Banner

   
RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2015 i-programmer.info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.