Python-EFL 1.15.0 release

Python-EFL 1.15.0 release

We are pleased to announce that Python-EFL 1.15.0 is now released and available for download.


For convenience the tarballs contain both the Cython sources and generated intermediary C sources, meaning you do not need Cython to compile the bindings. Full cython sources are also publicly accessible from our git repository at:

More information about the python bindings can be found at:

What's New

This release comes with a new monolithic elementary module instead of a separate module for each widget, this has been done to unify the package structure (elm is now packaged like evas, ecore, etc) and to simplify the future move to Eolian and the autogeneration of the bindings.

All the new features of efl and elementary 1.15 has been ported and the usual has been done in fixing bugs and optimizing speed. (see ChangeLog in the tarball for the full list of changes)

The packages is also available on pypi, that means you should be able to install using pip:

pip install python-efl



  • elm.Entry: Fixed name of the callback_rejected_del function
  • Fixed build on OSX
  • Fixed build when ecore-x is not available
  • Fixed module init from embedded interpreter


  • Elm: Unify modules into a monolithic module


  • elm.Configuration.transition_duration_factor
  • elm.Window.autohide
  • elm.Entry.callback_context_open_add/del
  • elm.Object.focus_move_policy
  • elm.Scrollable.wheel_disabled
  • evas.Textblock.obstacle_add
  • evas.Textblock.obstacle_del
  • evas.Textblock.obstacles_update

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.

To build the bindings you will need the following libraries:

  • python (Python 2.6+/3.0+)
  • efl (1.15)
  • elementary (1.15)
  • python-dbus (0.83+)

If you wish to compile using the Cython sources:

  • cython (0.21+)

To install the bindings run:

(sudo) python install

To generate the documentation locally you need:

  • sphinx (1.1+)
  • graphviz (optional)

To build the documentation:

python build_doc

For more information on available build options see:

python --help

Projects using Python-EFL

... and many more that cannot fit in this short list.

Written by DaveMDS on Aug 5 2015, 5:12 AM.