PyGObject is a Python package which provides bindings for GObject based libraries such as GTK, GStreamer, WebKitGTK, GLib, GIO and many more.
It supports Linux, Windows and macOS and works with Python 3.8+ and PyPy3. PyGObject, including this documentation, is licensed under the LGPLv2.1+.
If you want to write a Python application for GNOME or a Python GUI application using GTK, then PyGObject is the way to go. To get started, check out the “GNOME Developer Documentation”. For more information on specific libraries, check out the “Python GI API Reference”.
import sys import gi gi.require_version("Gtk", "4.0") from gi.repository import GLib, Gtk class MyApplication(Gtk.Application): def __init__(self): super().__init__(application_id="com.example.MyGtkApplication") GLib.set_application_name("My Gtk Application") def do_activate(self): window = Gtk.ApplicationWindow(application=self, title="Hello World") window.present() app = MyApplication() exit_status = app.run(sys.argv) sys.exit(exit_status)
How does it work?
PyGObject uses glib, gobject, girepository, libffi and other libraries to access the C library (libgtk-4.so) in combination with the additional metadata from the accompanying typelib file (Gtk-4.0.typelib) and dynamically provides a Python interface based on that information.
Who Is Using PyGObject?
Anaconda - an installation program used by Fedora, RHEL and others
Apostrophe - a Markdown editor
Blanket - listen to different sounds
BleachBit - delete unnecessary files from the system
Bottles - run Windows software on Linux
Cambalache - a user interface maker for GTK
D-Feet - an easy to use D-Bus debugger
Deluge - a BitTorrent client
Dialect - a translation app
Drawing - a drawing application
Feeds - an RSS/Atom feed reader
Gajim - a fully-featured XMPP client
Gaphor - a simple modeling tool
Getting Things GNOME! - a personal task organizer
Girens - a Plex client for playing movies, TV shows and music from your Plex library
GNOME Music - a music player for GNOME
GNOME Tweaks - a tool to customize advanced GNOME options
Gramps - a genealogy program
Komikku - a manga reader
Lollypop - a modern music player
Lutris - a video game manager
Meld - a visual diff and merge tool
Metadata Cleaner - an application to view and clean metadata in files
MyPaint - a nimble, distraction-free, and easy tool for digital painters
Nicotine+ - a graphical client for the Soulseek peer-to-peer network
Orca - a flexible and extensible screen reader
Paperwork - a personal document manager
Pithos - a Pandora Radio client
Pitivi - a free and open source video editor
Plots - a graph plotting app
Quod Libet - a music library manager / player
Secrets - a password manager
Setzer - a LaTeX editor
Terminator - The Robot Future of Terminals
Wike - a Wikipedia reader
The following applications or libraries use PyGObject for optional features, such as plugins or as optional backends:
beets - a music library manager and MusicBrainz tagger
gedit- a GNOME text editor
matplotlib - a python 2D plotting library
Totem - a video player for GNOME