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curses-based UI/widget library for Python

Urwid is a console user interface library that includes many features useful for text console application developers including:

* Fluid interface resizing (xterm window resizing/fbset on Linux console) * Web application display mode using Apache and CGI * Support for UTF-8, simple 8-bit and CJK encodings * Multiple text alignment and wrapping modes built-in * Ability to create user-defined text layout classes * Simple markup for setting text attributes * Powerful list box that handles scrolling between different widget types * List box contents may be managed with a user-defined class * Flexible edit box for editing many different types of text * Buttons, check boxes and radio boxes * Customizable layout for all widgets * Easy interface for creating HTML screen shots

Package version:


urwid ( unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release
  * Closes: #565162
  * fix_attrwrap_doctests patch no longer required

 -- Ian Ward <>  Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:57:53 +0000

urwid (0.9.9-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * fix for failing doctest under powerpc
  * add to examples (new example program)

 -- Ian Ward <>  Tue, 24 Nov 2009 20:58:49 +


# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-


    * Fix for ListBox snapping to selectable widgets taller than the
      ListBox itself

    * raw_display switching to alternate buffer now works properly with

    * Fix for BoxAdapter backwards incompatibility introduced in 0.9.9

    * Fix for a doctest failure under powerpc

    * Fix for systems with gpm_mev installed but not runn


This package was debianized by Paul Wise <> on
Tue, 28 Mar 2006 18:07:55 +0800.

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   Ian Ward <>


   Copyright (C) 2004-2009  Ian Ward and other contributors


   This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
   modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Publ

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