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WebsitePainter is a web editor for creating professional looking Websites, without HTML knowledge and programming. With a few clicks it is possible to create web pages with elements like Web2.0
buttons, gradients, round borders, hover effects, transparencies, continuous text and more. Built with wxWidgets, WebsitePainter works on Windows and Mac OS X.
More information can be found at the WebsitePainter web site.
wxWebConnect 1.1 Released
Kirix is pleased to announce the availability of wxWebConnect 1.1 - a new version of a library that enables developers to quickly integrate advanced web browser capabilities. It wraps up functionality exposed by the Mozilla Foundation's Gecko engine (XULRunner) into a set of user-friendly classes. The new version includes support for XULRunner 1.9.2, better profile support, and many bug fixes. More information can be found at the wxWebConnect project page. A short demo video can be found here.
Jutoh 1.05 Released
Jutoh is a new ebook creator application built with wxWidgets.
Running on Windows, Mac, Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris x86, it can import content from HTML, plain text and ODT files and can create Epub, Mobipocket (Kindle) and OpenDocument (ODT) files.
It has a simple WYSIWYG editor and a cover design editor. Find out more at www.jutoh.com.
GSoC 2010 Projects Announced
We're delighted to announce that five
students have been accepted to work on wxWidgets in this year Google
Summer of Code. Thanks to all the the students who have applied and
our congratulations to the accepted ones!
wxWidgets 2.8.11 Released
The wxWidgets team is pleased to announce a new wxWidgets release. The latest
stable release in the 2.8 series contains a number of bug fixes, and upgrading is recommended
for all wxWidgets users. To get wxWidgets, please go to the download page.
Compiling wxWidgets on Max OS 10.6 Snow Leopard
Now that Snow Leopard is out, you may find these notes
useful when compiling wxWidgets 2.8.10 on a 64-bit Mac. There is also a bug fix for wxFontDialog on 10.6.
wxWebConnect Web Browser Control Library Announced
Kirix is pleased to announce the availability of wxWebConnect -
a library that enables developers to quickly integrate advanced web browser capabilities.
It wraps up functionality exposed by the Mozilla Foundation's Gecko engine (XULRunner)
into a set of user-friendly classes to: embed browser controls, search web content, print web pages,
interact with the DOM, implement custom content handling for different MIME types,
issue POST calls using the current browser state, etc. More information can be found
at the wxWebConnect project page.
A short demo video can be found here.
wxWidgets Featured in Best Applications List
MaximumPC magazine publishes a
32 "totally essential applications for every new PC" and, interestingly,
at least 5 of them use wxWidgets: Dropbox,
Audacity. Congratulations to
the developers of these applications!
AxTk Accessibility Toolkit Announced
AxTk is a new add-on for wxWidgets, for developers wishing to build
self-voiced, highly accessible applications. Text to speech is supported
on Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix, and a new menuing system gives users
an easier way to navigate an application. Adaptation of existing interfaces
to speech output and enhanced keyboard navigation is also supported.
For more information, source and samples, see the AxTk home page on
Sources of wxWidgets-based E Text Editor Released
As part of the commitment to transformation into an
the source of the e text editor
released. The e text editor is a modern editor, built using
wxWidgets, with support for TextMate bundles and many innovative features.
DialogBlocks 4.30 released
The DialogBlocks user interface designer from Anthemion Software now supports wxAuiToolBar, the enhanced toolbar class that can
be used in conjunction with wxAUI or independently. As well as rapid creation of complex wxWidgets user interfaces,
DialogBlocks can also help you compile wxWidgets and your applications with its project and make file generation system.
Try the DialogBlocks demo at: www.dialogblocks.com.
New version of wxDesigner based on wxWidgets pre-3.0 released
The most recent version of wxDesigner - a GUI builder for wxWidgets and its popular Python
and Perl bindings - is now based on the upcoming wxWidgets 3.0 demonstrating the stability of
the wxWidgets developement code base. New features include support for many new
controls, UTF-8 support in source code and resources, alpha-transparency support in icons
as well as many usability improvements including a new icon set and binaries for 64-bit Linux
systems. See more at www.wxdesigner-software.de.
wxForms for Delphi
wxForms for Delphi is an integrated form designer plugin and wxWidgets
Pascal wrapper for Borland Delphi that helps you to create
cross platform applications. wxForms for Delphi allows you to use
all Delphi's powerful Form Designer/Editor features (Form Alignment,
Object inspector, Component Palette etc) to quickly create
cross platform applications. You can find more information at: www.twinforms.com.
wxWidgets Packages Appear In OpenSolaris
wxWidgets is now available
as an OpenSolaris
It had been already included in OpenSolaris before, as a static library
which was part of the pgAdmin
but now the shared libraries and files required for development using wxWidgets
(SUNWwxwidgets and SUNWwxwidgets-devel packages respectively) are included as
Writer's Café 2 Released
Anthemion Software Ltd. is pleased to announce a major new version of their cross-platform fiction writing toolkit.
Built using wxWidgets to target Windows, Mac, Linux, FreeBSD and Solarix x86, Writer's Café 2 has a new
interface and many new features including USB memory stick support and adaptations for small-screen devices such as
the Eee PC and other netbooks.
See the Writer's Café web site for more details and downloadable
Jungle Disk Desktop 2.0 Released
Jungle Disk, Inc. is a leading provider of online storage software and
services, using wxWidgets to build their storage management software for
Windows, Mac and Linux.
Version 2.0 is an update with new interface and many new features.
See their web site here. There's
also an interesting article about how Jungle Disk got started
wxWidgets Sample Included in NVIDIA Scene Graph
The latest release of NVIDIA Scene Graph
SDK includes a sample written using wxWidgets. People interested in using
wxWidgets with OpenGL may be interested in
looking at this powerful library.
New wxVCL and wxForms Releases
wxVCL 0.0.2 and wxForms 1.0.6 are now available from
wxVCL is a crossplatform C++
library for wxWidgets that contains VCL like functions. Currently it has some
basic VCL classes and approximately 600 VCL functions. wxForms is an integrated
form designer plugin for Borland C++ Builder that helps you to create cross
platform applications. wxForms allows you to use all the C++ builder's powerful
Form designer/editor features to quickly create cross platform applications.
wxWidgets and the Eee PC
wxWidgets is a great tool to develop applications for the little
Eee PC machine, in both its
Windows and Linux incarnations. Read the article
Programming for the Eee PC with wxWidgets
on our blog and get some tips on adapting your applications for the hottest
gadget since the iPhone.
Looking forward to wxWidgets 3.0
Read a brief introduction
to the upcoming wxWidgets 3.0 release explaining why is the major version of
the framework is going to change for the first time in more than 10 years on
May 4th, 2006
- We are pleased to announce that wxWidgets is a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code initiative.
If you are a student with some free time this summer, then you can be one of many who will
be selected to work for 4500 USD on open source projects. Find out more about Google
Summer of Code, and sign up, at code.google.com/soc.
The list of project suggestions can be found on the wxWiki.
April 2nd, 2006
- A new version of lbDMF (0.7.0) with a
great wxWidgets based GUI sample application
has been released. The new version includes improvements such as GUI
state storage to file, a new property editor and layout capabilities
and more. The sample can be used to rapidly develop database applications
without writing a line of code.
March 25th, 2006
- wxWidgets 2.6.3 has been released: please see the download page for
details. This is a bug fix release. Notable improvements include Mac universal binary
creation with the command-line tools, Windows Mobile 5.0 support, context menu and
enhanced file selector support on Windows CE, AMD 64-bit compilation on Windows,
better VC++ 2005 support, and more efficient paint handling on wxGTK.
March 19th, 2006
- wxWidgets 2.6.3 Release Candidate 2 is available in a tarball and zip file here.
March 18th, 2006
- The source for Xara LX, the vector graphics application being ported to wxWidgets, has
been released under the GPL. You can download a pre-built downloadable version of Xara LX 0.3,
and there are now many working drawing tools and features - you can
draw shapes, color them and use the fill, transparency, blend, shape editing and other tools.
March 10th, 2006
March 5th, 2006
- BitWise IM Version 1.7.1 is available from www.bitwise.com
for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Showcasing wxWidgets' support for Intel-based Macs,
the Mac OS X version is now a Universal Binary! BitWise is an encrypted cross-platform
instant messenger featuring text messaging, whiteboards, file sharing, voice chat, encryption
and more. Personal and Professional versions are available, the latter providing a completely
private IM network with administrative rights.
February 13th, 2006
- wxWidgets 2.6.3 Release Candidate 1 is available in a tarball and zip file here, so we can get feedback before the official
release in a week or so. Please do test it and let us know if you find any serious problems.
January 19th, 2006
- wxWidgets is having a Bug Day, a concerted effort to fix bugs and
clean up the trackers, to reduce the tally of 945 open bugs.
It will take place Saturday 21st January
between 9:00AM EST (14:00 GMT) and 9:00PM EST (02:00 GMT), but also
beyond that if there is interest. For more information, see here.
Please join in if you can!
January 10th, 2006
- Kirix Corporation is pleased to announce the availability of wxAUI 0.9.1 for download. wxAUI is an Advanced User Interface library
that aims to implement "cutting-edge" interface usability and design features so developers can quickly and easily create beautiful
and usable application interfaces. The centerpiece of the library is a docking manager which allows windows to be floated/docked onto
a frame. Please click here for more information.
January 5th, 2006
- Koan Software is happy to announce the new license release of
wxIndustrialControls. wxIndustrialControls, also known as KWIC cross platform library,
provides a set of graphical widgets for showing digital and analogic values.
Starting from January 2006 the source code becomes freely available under KWIC license (a modified LGPL).
The project is available here.
Contributors and developers are welcome, as are patches and improvements.
December 23rd, 2005
- wxVisualSetup for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
has been released. wxVisualSetup by Lit Window Productions integrates the wxWidgets library into Microsofts Visual Studio IDE.
The project wizard creates ANSI or Unicode projects with static or DLL wxWidgets libraries. A script for the "Inno Setup" package creates installer for your program.
wxVisualSetup also makes the wxWidgets documentation available in the Visual Studio Online Help.
wxVisualStudio 2005 works with all versions of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, including the Express versions.
It is also available for Visual Studio 2002 and 2003. Please click here for more information.
December 20th, 2005
- Chandler 0.6 has been released.
Chandler is a personal information management from the Open Source Applications Foundation, using wxPython.
November 21st, 2005
- Dataton have won the Projection Product of the Year award at
the entertainment technology trade show, ETS-LDI, with a wxWidgets-based application.
Dataton WATCHOUT is multi-display production and presentation system, managing
graphics, images, video, audio on a wide variety of display devices. A screenshot is available here.
November 20th, 2005
- Robert Roebling has updated his information on the
port of wxWidgets to GPE, a PDA environment based on GTK+.
October 13th, 2005
- Xara X has announced that they
are making their Xara X
vector and bitmap package open source. They are using wxWidgets to maintain Windows,
Linux and MacOS X versions.
October 4th, 2005
September 21st, 2005
- wxWidgets 2.6.2 has been released: please see the download page for
details. This is a bug fix release.
September 13th, 2005
- Michael Reithinger is pleased to announce faces 2.1.0, a python based
project management tool. faces offers great
simplicity and flexibility in building and displaying
project plans; it uses wxPython and currently runs
under Linux and Windows. For more information, see faces.homeip.net.
August 20, 2005
August 19, 2005
- H-ITT (Hyper Interactive Teaching Technology) today released
the latest version of their software with numerous new features for their classroom response system. The software is used for
collecting and grading responses from students who respond to questions from their instructor using hand held remote units or clickers.
The software runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems thanks to wxWidgets.
See the complete press release.
August 13th, 2005
- Kevin Hock, co-author of the wxWidgets book, has returned
from a successful LinuxWorld 2005 session in San Francisco where he gave a well-received presentation,
mixed with current and potential wxWidgets users, and discussed publicity with
the book's publisher, Pearson. You can view Kevin's presentation
here (PowerPoint format).
July 27th, 2005
- The wxWidgets book is published today! For information about content and availability, please see the book page.
June 7th, 2005
- Following Apple's announcement that they will switch
to Intel processors, Stefan Csomor has demonstrated the wxWidgets minimal sample running
natively on an Intel-based Mac OS X system. The few necessary changes will be in wxWidgets 2.6.2 and existing wxMac
developers should find the transition to Intel fairly painless.
June 3rd, 2005
- wxWidgets 2.6.1 has been released: please see the download page for
details. Bug fixes include refresh improvements on Windows, better wxX11 menu support,
wxMac fixes for Tiger, and the ability to compile wxMSW with Winelib under Unix.
May 20th, 2005
- Persony announces VShow, a cost-effective Web conferencing product that uses
standard Web servers to host online meetings. By leveraging millions of
current Web servers, VShow makes Web conferencing affordable to small
businesses and individuals. For more information, visit
May 9th, 2005
- German Carrera has revised wxPlot, based on PLPlot. It supports a variety of plotting styles
suitable for scientific applications. This new version
can be found here.
May 6th, 2005
- BitWise IM Version 1.0.4 is available from www.bitwiseim.com for Windows,
Mac OS X and Linux, thanks to wxWidgets. BitWise IM is an encrypted
cross-platform instant messenger featuring text messaging, whiteboards, file
sharing, voice chat, encryption and more. Personal and Professional versions
are available, the latter providing a completely private IM network with
May 3rd, 2005
- We're in Tiger! wxWidgets 2.5.3 Unicode (as well as wxPython and wxPerl 2.5.3 Unicode) are being bundled as
part of the Mac OS X Tiger operating system, currently Amazon's number one seller in the
April 23rd, 2005
has been released. wxVisualSetup by Lit Window Productions integrates the wxWidgets library into Microsofts Visual Studio .NET IDE.
It includes a wizard that creates wxWidgets projects with a few mouse clicks,
makes the wxWidgets documentation available in the Visual Studio Online Help and enables Intellisense for most wxWidgets functions.
Please click here for more information.
April 21st, 2005
- wxWidgets 2.6.0 has been released: please see the download page for
details. This is the first official, stable release for a long time but we think the wait has been worth it.
April 7th, 2005
- Kynosoft is glad to announce the first release of Magic Splitter, a
quick and easy to use file splitting and checksum utility. It features checksum verification for split files, a standalone rebuild
utility, and MD5, SHA1 and CRC-32 checksums calculation and verification.
More info and downloads are available here.
April 4th, 2005
- wxWidgets 2.5.5 has been released: please see the download page.
The next release will be 2.6.0 (stable).
March 30th, 2005
- Zephyr Automated Test Runner 1.0.0 has been released.
Zephyr is an automated functional and regression testing tool. It will test any application, written in any language,
that has a GUI interface. Zephyr takes the place of a user pointing, clicking and entering text.
For more information and downloads for Windows and Linux, please see the Zephyr web site.
March 22nd, 2005
- WinCustomizer - Admin Edition for Windows XP, by Thunderbird Software, has been released. WinCustomizer - Admin Edition lets you set per-user settings for all the users on your system.
For more information visit the WinCustomizer home page.
March 10th, 2005
- Autosort 0.9.2 has been released. Autosort is a program that
automatically sorts outgoing and incoming mail, making all filters
or rules in your email client redundant. For more information visit the
Autosort web site.
February 24, 2005
- wxWidgets 2.5.4 has been released: please the download page.
This is a development snapshot; we intend to make one more snapshot release (2.5.5) and
then make the stable 2.6 release in March. Please let us have feedback and patches
based on your experience on 2.5.4!
February 15, 2005
- Kirix today released Kirix Strata, a dynamic desktop database application for both Windows and Linux that leverages
the open-source wxWidgets library. With an intuitive graphical interface and almost unlimited data capacity, Strata
provides a more effective way to work with data. In addition to the release today, Kirix Strata also wins the
Linuxworld Product Excellence Award
for Best Desktop/Productivity/Business Application. More information and a trial download can be found at the
January 5th, 2005
- Koan is proud to announce the release preview of wxIndustrialControls.
wxIndustrialControls provides a set of graphical widgets for showing
and manage digital and analogue values. A wxMSW executable demo is available at the Koan website.
December 22nd, 2004
- H-ITT's Acquisition software, used for collecting responses from students in the classroom now runs on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows operating systems.
With this release H-ITT becomes the first vendor of its kind to release software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems. All three of these operating systems
are in use in the higher education environment. This allows H-ITT's clients to work with the operating system of their choice.
Read the complete press release..
October 18th, 2004
- The first public release of Hajo Kirchoff's Lit Window Library (for C++) is now available at from LitWindow itself.
The goal of The Lit Window Library is to speed up C++ GUI coding by a factor of 10. It greatly reduces the amount of work
needed to code user interface requirements. This is not just another "better widgets" library. The library introduces two new,
different concepts to UI coding: a data abstraction layer (reflections) and rule-based programming. See
the Lit Window home page for more information.
October 15th, 2004
- William Osborne has won our contest to win
a free Tungsten T5 or equivalent, as the first person to show the minimal
sample running under Palm OS 6. See the wxPalmOS
Challenge. We didn't think it would happen this fast!
October 11th, 2004
September 28th, 2004
- The wxWidgets team is offering a free
Tungsten T5 or equivalent to the first person to show the minimal
sample running under Palm OS 6. See the wxPalmOS
September 20th, 2004
releases Mac OS X and Linux versions of their software.
H-ITT's software is now cross platform thanks to open source wxWidgets C++ framework.
Hyper-Interactive Teaching Technology (H-ITT), a leader in
hand-held remote technology for the classroom, today announced
the release of a Mac OS X and Linux version of their Analyzer
H-ITT's Analyzer, used for grading student responses and
communicating with students via e-mail now runs on Linux, Mac
OS X, and Windows operating systems. This release is yet another
one of H-ITT's major advances in audience response technology.
With this release H-ITT becomes the first vendor to release
software for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. All
three of these operating systems are in use in the higher
education environment. This allows H-ITT's clients to work with
the operating system of their choice.
H-ITT accomplished this feat by utilizing the popular
open-source wxWidgets (www.wxWidgets.org) C++ framework. This
framework allows H-ITT's software development team to target
multiple platforms from one code base. In addition, utilizing
wxWidgets allows the applications to have the native
look-and-feel of their respective operating systems.
"We started using wxWidgets 4 years ago knowing that if we
ever need to do a Mac or Linux version we could. The port went
very smoothly. In fact, I wouldn't even call it porting because
almost no changes were made to the source code. We can now
target all three platforms with ease and we like the native look
and feel each application has on its operating system," says
Larry, head of H-ITT's application development team.
H-ITT users can now collect data in class from the students on
Windows machine utilizing the Acquisition software and grade and
analyze it on the operating system of their choice. This is due
in part to the cross platform XML file format. H-ITT plans to
release a Mac OS X and Linux version of the Acquisition program
in time for the start of the spring 2005 semester.
September 8th, 2004
- Gubed PHP Debugger v0.1.1 by Linus McCabe has been released for Linux and Windows.
Gubed PHP Debugger is a cross platform program to visually debug PHP
scripts. It supports stepping though code, halting at errors and
breakpoints, watching variables, as well as other features you'd expect from
- If you are making the case for wxWidgets to your colleagues, Anthemion Software may be able
August 30th, 2004
July 26th, 2004
- Koan Software has enhanced its real-time Linux distribution for industrial applications with support for wxWidgets.
For more information, see the press release on LinuxDevices.com.
June 1st, 2004
- elementec announces Backup&Compress 1.1,
a backup tool written using wxWidgets. It has a built-in scheduler and supports full and
incremental backups. Backup archives are stored in ZIP files locally or on a
file server in the local network.
May 31st, 2004
- wxWidgets 2.5.2 has been released. You can download it from
the simplified download page, here.
This is a development snapshot. Amongst other improvements, sizers are working properly
again in 2.5.2, and wxMac has come on leaps and bounds.
May 7th, 2004
- The wxWidgets Edinburgh Fund
is available to make small donations to help contributors.
April 18th, 2004
- Following on from the recent wxMac reorganisation and improvements,
we are launching a wxMac fundraising campaign.
Please help us support your wxMac applications by making a donation,
- Check out the wxWidgets Bounties
page where you can advertise for developers to implement a particular
feature in exchange for a fee, or implement a feature yourself
to claim the bounty.
April 14th, 2004
- Shinkuro, Inc. is using wxWidgets for software to share files across enterprise boundaries securely.
Shinkuro also includes secure instant messaging and secure screen sharing, to give you a complete
March 10th, 2004
- We are pleased to announce that Software in the Public Interest (SPI, Inc.)
has voted to add wxWidgets to its list of supported projects. This means that
we can now accept tax-exempt donations within the United States.
See wxWidgets and SPI for more details.
March 9th, 2004
- BitWise Version 1.0 has been released and is available from
for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
BitWise is an encrypted, full-featured, ad-free instant messaging network built with
wxWidgets. The Professional
version, with additional security and privacy, is available from
February 23rd, 2004
- wxWidgets 2.5.1 has been released. You can download it from here.
This is a development snapshot.
February 20th, 2004
- wxWindows is changing its name to wxWidgets. Please read this page for
February 10th, 2004
- wxWidgets has been used in the latest release of the popular windows usenet browser,
January 13th, 2004
- Arnout Engelen has spotted wxWidgets being used for home banking software
provided by the Belgian ING bank, here.
January 10th, 2004
- Zeemo 1.2.9 has been released. You can use Zeemo for dating (with
pictures, profiles and descriptions), instant messaging (with smileys
and thumbnails), selling and buying, finding a job/employees, sharing
files, and reading news.
January 6th, 2004
- wxH2Help released. wxH2Help, by Thomas Kux, integrates
wxWidgets 2.4 documentation into Visual Studio .NET 2002 and Visual Studio .NET 2003.
October 30th, 2003
September 22nd, 2003
- wxWidgets 2.4.2 has been released. You can download it from here.
This is a bug fix release.
August 20th, 2003
- AOL has released AOL Communicator, built with a modified version of wxWidgets.
An article about AOL Communicator can be found on
July 28th, 2003
July 25th, 2003
- Robert Roebling has been playing with GPE
on his iPAQ and has cross-compiled the wxWidgets Life! demo for it. GPE uses GTK+ 2 and comes
with a number of PDA applications, making it a near-complete organiser environment. See
the screenshots on the wxEmbedded page.
July 18th, 2003
- The July 2003 issue of Linux Journal has an article by Taran Rampersad
describing the benefits and uses of wxWidgets.
July 16th, 2003
July 12th, 2003
- Progress has been made at last on the port
to Windows CE. See the wxEmbedded page
for details and a screenshot of the minimal sample running under emulation.
If you want to see your wxWidgets apps running on a phone near you, get the
latest code from wxWidgets CVS (head) and help with the porting effort!
July 7th, 2003
- Announcing Musik 0.1.2,
an open source (under the BSD license) multimedia library; specifically
supporting mp3 and ogg. It functions as a player, tagger, and organizer.
It is crafted in the "iTunes" fashon, and written completely in wxWidgets
with the help of a few additional libraries, such as id3lib, vorbis, fmod, and sqlite.
Currently supported platforms are Win32 and Linux with GTK2.
July 5th, 2003
- wx.NET 0.2 has been released.
wx.NET is a C# binding for .NET/Mono.
June 20th, 2003
- wxPython 188.8.131.52 has been released. Please see
the wxPython site for more
June 13th, 2003
- wxWidgets 2.4.1 has been released. You can download it from here.
This contains bug fixes to 2.4.0, including improved behaviour on Windows XP.
June 10th, 2003
- Ryan Wilcox will be speaking
at MacHack: "Cross-Platform Programming in wxWidgets (or: how to take it all with you, without Java)".
June 2nd, 2003
- wxOTL 0.3
has been released. wxOTL is a wxWidgets database programming library. Changes in this release
include a new database grid (wxOTLGrid - wxOTLGridVariantTable), separation of database interface
classes and DB GUI controls, several DB interface classes (for ODBC and others), updated makefiles
for MinGW and Borland C++, and screenshots of all the samples.
June 1st, 2003
- wxCRP 1.2
has been released - it's a cool template wizard, very customisable, and now with
an HTTP update facility.
May 21st, 2003
- wxWidgets has been positively reviewed in the popular UK computer magazine PC Plus for July 2003 (edition 204).
"It's a well-respected C++ toolkit... a huge number of sample applications are provided." wxWidgets gains a PC Plus Value Award.
May 19th, 2003
- wx4J 0.1.0 has been
released. wx4j is a Java binding for wxWidgets providing a Java GUI toolkit using native widgets. Since
wx4j uses native widgets, it utilizes the native look and feel. This is the initial public release of wx4j.
May 13th, 2003
May 12th, 2003
- Will McGugan has released Chess Commander.
Play chess against the computer as well as against email and
network opponents with one powerful and graphically rich
May 11th, 2003
- The TerraIM is a lightweight TOC AOL
Instant Messenger - it fits on a floppy, requires no install and yet implements the most commonly used
instant messaging features.
May 8th, 2003
- The WEDELMUSIC project
at the University of Florence is using wxWidgets.
WEDELMUSIC is an innovative idea to allow the distribution and sharing of interactive music via Internet totally respecting the publisher rights and protecting them from copyright violation.
The WEDELMUSIC editor is based on XML and includes: full music notation editor,
automatic formatting and printing music notation, MIDI player,
audio player, video player, synchronisation facilities, image score viewer,
slide show, and many other features. The MUSIC Editor is now in Open Source.
April 22nd, 2003
- wx.NET, a C# binding for .NET/Mono
is making good progress: see the chart of completed classes.
- Shiv Shankar Ramakrishnan, a Microsoft employee with wxWidgets development experience, has very generously
donated a massive amount of Microsoft software to core wxWidgets developers, which has allowed us to test wxWidgets against VC++ 7
and generally get us up-to-date with operating systems and other packages. Many many
thanks to Shiv!
February 19th, 2003
- A first cut at Active Accessibility support has been committed to CVS head.
Please read this page for more information about
the status of this work.
February 10th, 2003
January 30th, 2003
- Announcing Zeemo 1.03, a new all-in-one wxWidgets
application that combines advertising, searching for advertisements, instant messaging and file sharing.
January 6th, 2003
- wxWidgets 2.4.0 has been released at last! You can download it from here.
This is the first official stable-API release since 2.2.9 and contains many enhancements
in just about every area. 2.4.0 is the first synchronized official release to include wxMac, wxX11 and wxOS/2.
December 12th, 2002
- H-ITT is proud to release their latest
version of their audience polling software widely used in numerous universities
across the globe.
November 26th, 2002
- wxWidgets 2.3.4 has been released.
This should be positively the last development release before the stable 2.4.0 release.
You can download it from here.
November 18th, 2002
November 12th, 2002
- The Intuitive Works have released
Intuitive MX, a sophisticated multitrack audio recording system at a low cost that's likely
to make waves in the sound software industry.
November 10th, 2002
- The Open Source Initiative has approved the wxWidgets licence,
allowing us to put the OSI mark on our web site.
October 22nd, 2002
October 11th, 2002
- CVS has moved to SunSITE Denmark: see the CVS page for details.
October 4th, 2002
- There have been a lot of favourable responses to Robert Roebling's wxEmbedded
announcement on Slashdot.
September 22nd, 2002
- Robert Roebling has cross-compiled wxX11 for the iPAQ. For screenshots,
downloads and instructions, see the wxEmbedded
September 16th, 2002
- wxWidgets 2.3.3 has at last been released, from the development branch.
This should be the last development release before the stable 2.4.0 release.
You can download it from here.
August 11th, 2002
- Many thanks to Arnout Engelen
for setting up the wxWiki:
a set of user-editable pages for discussion, tutorials, code snippets and so forth.
July 22nd, 2002
- We have a new ftp site, based at York University
in the UK. A big thank you to Chris Elliott for hosting this site, and a fond farewell to
our old ftp site hosted by Remstar/FastPic Systems.
June 11th, 2002
- The National Center for Biotechnology Information released
version 4.0 of Cn3D,
its protein structure and sequence alignment
visualization tool. Cn3D uses wxWidgets to run on Windows, Macintosh,
Solaris, Linux, and IRIX.
April 19th, 2002
- New article: Porting MFC applications to Linux:
A step-by-step guide to using wxWidgets, by Markus Neifer, April 2002. A nice primer for MFC developers migrating
to wxWidgets, on the IBM developerWorks site.
March 19th, 2002
- The web site has been reworked, with a simplified toolbar
and stronger colours. A search facility is now in place thanks
to Google, and the screen shots section is prettier and more
- A wxWidgets user has pointed out a very interesting article:
Case Study: Clusters and Image Processing
at LinuxPlanet. This describes the port to Linux of a very large application, and they chose wxWidgets
for their GUI. "ImageLinks now uses the Open Source version of wxWidgets for all its current GUI development.
Doing this ensures that everything interfaces cleanly and also makes it easier in the long run to add
other GUIs along the way because ImageLinks has access to all the source code."
March 6th, 2002
- SciTech Software has announced screenshots
and demos for wxMGL
running under DOS.
March 1st, 2002
- SciTech Software has announced their Display Doctor 7.0,
a commercial application for optimizing graphics.
This has an unusual UI, using wxHTML and applets to produce a very consumer-oriented interface.
See screenshot here.
February 26th, 2002
- Good progress is being made on the wxWidgets for X11 port, which uses
the wxUniversal widgets and requires only the X11 libraries. wxWidgets/X11 will be usable in
embedded applications, along with Tiny-X or Nano-X (MicroWindows).
January 14th, 2002
- There's a CodingStyle
interview with several of the wxWidgets developers on Steve Frampton's site.
- wxWidgets 2.2.9 is the
latest stable release. Various fixes, as summarised in changes.txt.
December 17th, 2001
- A big thank-you to VMware for supplying
VMware 3.0 licences to wxWidgets developers. See the screenshot
of poEdit running on Windows and Linux simultaneously.
- wxWidgets 2.3.2 is the
second major release of the development tree.
The biggest change in the development version is that the Mac
version is now 90% ready for production use and supports MacOS
8.6 or higher as well as MacOS X or higher.
Additionally, a new port has been created - called wxUniversal -
which draws all widgets itself instead of using the various
native GUIs. This is aimed at embedded devices or special
controls on the existing platforms.
The OS/2 port is also improving step by step, although it is not
yet ready for general use. Its basics might be used in
connection with the wxUniversal code in the near future.
Last but not least, the two main platforms, Windows and GTK+, as well
as the generic code, have seen hundreds of improvements and
- See the wxUniversal page for news of the generic widget
project, as well as the wxMGL and wxMicroWindows ports that will use it.
- wxWidgets 2.3.1 is the first
complete development snapshot for a long time. We have waited until
as many bugs as possible were fixed and some stability (for a development branch!)
was achieved, so that people who really need the new features can start using it.
Compared with the 2.2.x releases, there are various new classes including wxFileName,
wxToggleButton, wxDbGrid, wxContextHelp, wxHelpProvider, wxSplashScreen.
There are also improvements to many other classes, plus peripheral class libraries
such as wxCanvas, wxPlot and wxRC (the new XML-based wxWidgets resource system).
For other changes, please see the change log.
- wxWidgets 2.2.7 has further fixes
since 2.2.6. You may also like to check out the development snapshots in the same
section. The main download site is now SourceForge.
- wxWidgets 2.2.1 is the latest official stable release.
The most bug-free, easiest-to-install release yet...
July 28th, 2000
- Vaclav Slavik has recently written an
article about wxWidgets for a Czech ezine.
- Dr Dobbs Journal also carries a piece on wxWidgets.
- Hurray! There is a lot of traffic on the wxStudio mailing list, and
Gerd Mueller has offered to make the WipeOut IDE
open source and merge it with wxStudio. There is a new wxStudio page
- wxWidgets 2.2.0 is the result of many
fixes and enhancements to 2.1, and is an official stable release.
- wxWidgets 2.1.16 contains fixes
for wxGTK, wxMSW and wxMotif. It is hoped that this is the last release before the stable 2.2 version.
- wxWidgets 2.1.15 contains a few fixes
for wxGTK and wxMSW. wxMSW and wxMotif users who already have 2.1.14 do not need to rush to
download this version! The fixes in the patch file (see main download page) contain the
major differences between 2.1.14 and 2.1.15.
- wxWidgets 2.1.14 is now available for Windows, Motif and GTK.
Again, great strides have been made since the previous official version (2.1.11), and 2.2 will be the next official
stable version. Many things have been fixed and added but here are some highlights.
- Robin Dunn is contributing a wxStyledTextCtrl, a wrapper around the Scintilla
styled text edit control. It can be used to provide syntax highlighting for various languages, and other applications.
A snapshot of this work in progress, stc.zip, is provided on the ftp site alongside the latest wxWidgets release.
- Guilhem Lavaux has reworked his MMedia sound and video class library and started its documentation;
it too is available alongside the latest release as mmedia.zip.
January 14th, 2000
- Mumit Khan of Mingw32 fame has been testing wxWidgets against Mingw32,
to eliminate some bugs in both products and get wxWidgets compilation as a DLL working
- Vadim has added his wxDateTime and wxCalendarCtrl classes and samples to the CVS archive.
- TIFF support has been added, and wxImage speeded up.
- Guillermo Rodriguez Garcia has added a new Game of Life demo.
- The DDE sample now works in socket mode, at last.
- Vadim has got clipboard copy and paste working for metafiles, by adding an enhanced
- The wxWidgets web site is now hosted on SourceGear's server, with a bug tracker and
other facilities to follow shortly.
is now available for Windows, Motif and GTK.
The final 2.2 public release will have further bug fixes, but 2.1.11 is pretty stable - a big improvement
on 2.0.1 and better than previous snapshots. Here are a few of the features that make it well worth the upgrade:
- Numerous bug fixes and consistency improvements.
- Further samples.
- Factoring out of some code into base classes, for easier
- Ability to compile library in console (non-GUI) mode.
- Integration of wxHTML widget and help controller into
wxWidgets. wxHTML allows HTML viewing and printing (wxGTK
and wxMSW, partial support in wxMotif).
- New classes wxChrono, wxDialUpManager, wxFontEnumerator,
wxWizard, wxStaticLine, etc.
- wxShowTip for showing 'startup tips' to the user.
- wxSocket and wxThread classes rewritten.
- New, consistent drag and drop API (not wxMotif).
- Better-looking dialogs in wxGTK; native message box used
- wxSizers reimplemented and used to specify window layout
for some generic dialogs.
- New, more sophisticated wxGrid class (in beta). The old grid
class can still be used.
- Text alignment options in wxStaticText.
- wxImage class extended to read PCX and GIF files.
- Documentation improvements.
- Revised configure system for wxGTK and wxMotif; tmake-based
system for generating wxMSW makefiles.
- Installer for Windows as alternative to zip archives.
August 6th, 1999
Today, a snapshot release of the MSW and the GTK ports has been
made. The two snapshots are synchronized and have been tested
for several weeks and should thus be considered to be quite stable.
Among the many new features that have appeared since version 2.0
was release are:
- A great number of incompatiblities between the GTK and the MSW port have been removed. This
holds escecially true for the way, time and order, controls send notifications to the user program.
- Practically all widgets have been updated, removing bugs or adding missing features to
specific ports (mostly the GTK port).
- The GTK port now supports GTK version 1.2 as well as 1.0, giving access to the many new
features, such as e.g. menu accelerators.
- Many of the non-GUI classes have been reworked and new ones added, the stream classes
having undergone a complete rewrite.
- The addition of code to handle Unicode has begun and is in an advanced state.
- The Python bindings (wxPython) have been largely improved and upadted to the newest
API and features.
July 31st, 1999
We are glad to announce the start of the work on the new wxWidgets port - wxBeOS
which will implement wxWidgets 2 API for BeOS.
Thanks to Be for donating licenses to wxWidgets project to make it possible.
If you're interested in helping with this new port, please write to wxWidgets
developers mailing list!
May 27th, 1999
- Beta 1 of wxWidgets 2 for Mac has been released, thanks to Stefan Csomor's amazing efforts.
- Work continues on the development branch of wxWidgets 2 for MSW, GTK and Motif. Vadim has been reworking the
MSW implementation to solve some internal design problems, as well as factoring out base classes to make
- Work on consistent drag and drop support in GTK and MSW continues.
March 1st, 1999
wxWidgets 2 launch day!
- wxWidgets 2 officially launched, after more than two years' development of
the API and ports to Windows, GTK and Motif (Mac to follow).
Download wxWidgets 2.
November 26th 1998
- wxWidgets 1.68E contains minor bug fixes and now compiles with MS VC++ 6.0, and
(hopefully) BC++ 5.0, as well as Cygwin b20.
- The latest wxWidgets 2.0 alpha shows good progress
on the Motif port, with a tabbed MDI implementation, a nice wxToolBar class and most
major classes working. wxWidgets 2.0 for Windows now works with VC++ 6.0, BC++ 5.0 and
Cygwin b20. There's a problem linking with Mingw32, I don't know why this is, perhaps
something to do with differences in the way pragmas are handled.
- There is also good progress with Stefan Csomor's wxMac 2.0: watch this space. A preview
is available here.
- Work is finally underway on a wxWidgets IDE!
- Aleksandras Gluchovas is working on a docking window implementation and the results
are pretty impressive so far. Here's a screenshot;
source code is here and a WIN32 executable
is here. The source also includes
work on persistent storage classes.
September 13th 1998
August 23rd 1998
- wxGTK and wxMSW 2.0 progress continues apace. The API is being unified quite successfully,
and most of the samples now compile under both ports.
- We are looking for sponsorship of wxMotif 2.0.
April 28th 1998
- wxWidgets 1.68C has been released. This mainly provides compatibility with Gnu-Win32 b19
- wxWidgets 2.0 beta 9 has been released. Again, this provides Gnu-Win32 b19/Mingw32 compatibility
plus a few small bug fixes.
March 22nd 1998
- The mailing list addresses have changed: please see the mailing list page
for details. You may need to re-subscribe if you subscribed since February 1998.
January 5th 1998
- Happy New Year!
- wxWidgets 1.68B is available.
- wxWidgets 2.0 has another port in progress - wxGTK by Robert Roebling.
- The Windows and Xt/Motif ports to 2.0 are progressing well. A large proportion of the documentation
has been done. One of the main things to resolve is how transformations (such as scaling
and translation) will be done in 2.0, but we're heading towards agreement.
- There is a new wxWidgets Developers Site in preparation, for people developing ports of
wxWidgets. There are newsgroups and a wxwin-developers mailing list.
- 40 wxWidgets CD-ROMs have been sold, mostly outside the U.K.
- Antonia Charlotte Smart was born on November 1st 1997. Naturally, she's as cute as her parents.
August 13th 1997
- Added Getting Started page for new users.
- There's a good review of wxWidgets by Oliver Niedung and Stefan Gunther in
iX, a German computer magazine.
July 24th 1997
July 22nd 1997
- wxWidgets 1.67 is nearly there...
- Check out Forty Thieves, a great card game
by Chris Breeze of Hitachi Europe Limited.
July 16th 1997
- Jobst Schmalenbach has set up Australian mirrors of the wxWidgets ftp and Web sites:
please see the Mirrors page.
- Arthur Tetzlaff-Deas is starting to look afresh at a port of wxWidgets 2.0 to
NeXTStep. This is more relevant now that the NeXT OS will be essential to the Apple Mac's future.
- The next release of wxWidgets for Motif/XView/Windows should be within the next two weeks or so. I have abandoned
documentation in wxHelp form in favour of the much better quality HTML format, which I
will be including with the distribution from now on.
July 7th 1997
- For news on wxWidgets 2.0 development, please see What's coming next?
- developments include DLL and experimental Netscape Plugin support. The estimate for a release
date has been put back to October 1997 - to be out of the way before Smart Jr. arrives in November...
- Negotiations with a U.S. company about development of wxWidgets into a commercial product
fell through, since it was not possible to agree about the continuation of a version
of wxWidgets that maintains the free, collaborative spirit that currently exists.
May 18th 1997
May 8th 1997
- Hitachi Europe Limited have used wxWidgets both to implement and to illustrate
their WebReuser tool - a link to their pages has been
added to the Applications page.
- Another interesting link in the Applications page is
WipeOut, a C++ integrated development
environment for Linux.
- Fixes to make wxWidgets 1.66F work with VC++ 5.0 are in the
April 20th 1997
- wxWidgets is listed in the Scientific Applications on Linux index,
- There is a new page for issues with the current release which I would
encourage you to read.
- The wxWidgets Web pages can be switched to non-frames mode, for those who find frames irritating
(and who use browsers that don't implement Back properly :-)).
- The Contrib page has some new entries.
- wxWidgets 2.0 progress is steady.
- Greg Whitehead is taking a look at what's involved for a Mac port of 2.0, possibly using MetroWerks' PowerPlant
classes to speed up development.
March 13th 1997
- Check out C-LAB's Lean Integration Platform written in wxWidgets/wxLisp: it's
a multi-platform workflow tool. Nice Web pages!
- I've written some tips to help you code for easy porting to wxWidgets 2.0.
- wxWin 2.0 progress: I've eliminated the need for the dreaded CTL3D library for Windows 95 applications.
New MDI classes are working, plus wxStatusBar, wxScrolledWindow. Markus is starting work on the Motif
port, with wxXt 2.0 as a second priority. But financial help to keep
the momentum going is needed!
February 25th 1997
- Yura Bidus (firstname.lastname@example.org) has successfully adapted wxWidgets 1.66B to compile as a DLL under
Borland C++. He will be patching 1.66F and investigating using VC++ for building the DLL.
- Early experiments indicate that application files using wxWidgets 2.0
and GNU-WIN32 will be at least twice as fast to compile as 1.66, due to elimination of base classes
and restructuring to avoid including windows.h.
January 29th 1997
- wxWidgets 1.66F has been semi-released
for people to test before the official release. It works with GNU-WIN32, and contains miscellaneous bug fixes.
- ITA, Inc. have sent a debugged and
enhanced Mac port (building on 1.61).
- Markus Holzem and Julian Smart are designing wxWidgets 2.0, which should make wxWidgets into a force
to be reckoned with against other free and commercial libraries. The What's coming next?
page will shortly contain more details.
- The mailing lists are up and running again, with new subscription and discussion