It supports Linux, Windows and macOS and works with Python 2.7+, Python 3.5+, PyPy 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. For more information on specific libraries check out the “Python GTK 3 Tutorial” and the “Python GI API Reference”.
import gi gi.require_version("Gtk", "3.0") from gi.repository import Gtk window = Gtk.Window(title="Hello World") window.show() window.connect("destroy", Gtk.main_quit) Gtk.main()
How does it work?¶
PyGObject uses glib, gobject, girepository, libffi and other libraries to access the C library (libgtk-3.so) in combination with the additional metadata from the accompanying typelib file (Gtk-3.0.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
- D-Feet - an easy to use D-Bus debugger
- GNOME Music - a music player for GNOME
- GNOME Tweak Tool - a tool to customize advanced GNOME 3 options
- Gramps - a genealogy program
- Lollypop - a modern music player
- Meld - a visual diff and merge tool
- MyPaint - a nimble, distraction-free, and easy tool for digital painters
- Orca - a flexible and extensible screen reader
- Pithos - a Pandora Radio client
- Pitivi - a free and open source video editor
- Quod Libet - a music library manager / player
- Transmageddon - a video transcoder
The following applications or libraries use PyGObject for optional features, such as plugins or as optional backends: