= Python-EFL 1.8.0 release =
We are pleased to announce that **Python-EFL** 1.8.0 is now released and available for download.
== Download ==
For convenience the tarball only contains intermediary C source generated from our Cython source, which is publicly accessible in our git repository at:
= What's New =
Major changes have been made to Python-EFL in the past year since 1.7 release first came out. The usual has been done in fixing bugs, optimizing speed and much more. (See **changes.html** in the tarball for full list of changes.)
== Merged EFL tree ==
We have merged **evas **, **ecore**, **edje**, **emotion**, **dbus_mainloop** and **elementary** inside a single **efl** top-level package (as you can see now there are no more separate packages to download, only python-efl).
== Python 3 support ==
This new release is (finally) fully compatible with both Python 2 and Python 3. If you need to install for several versions just use the version specific Python binary while installing, for example:
python3.3 setup.py install
will install the bindings for use with Python 3.3.
== Improved documentation ==
**Python-EFL** now has fairly complete documentation built using Sphinx. The docs can be generated by the user for local reading (see below), or browsed online at:
= Building and Dependencies =
If you have existing Python-EFL or the old split 1.7 release bindings installed, you may wish to uninstall them before compiling and installing to avoid possible conflicts during install and/or runtime.
The bindings are compiled against the following libraries:
* python (Python 2.6+/3.0+, or PyPy (not tested))
* efl (1.8)
* elementary (1.8, optional)
* python-dbus (0.83+, optional)
The setup script detects your installed libraries and builds bindings according to those found.
To install the bindings run:
(sudo) python setup.py install
To generate the documentation locally you need:
* sphinx (1.0+)
* graphviz (optional)
To build the documentation:
python setup.py build_doc
For more information on available build options see:
python setup.py --help