July 19, 2009 -- The wxWidgets team is pleased to announce the
latest 2.9.1 development release of wxWidgets library.
wxWidgets 2.9.1 is available at
Please choose the archive format suitable for your platform (all
distributions contain sources for all wxWidgets ports) and follow
the instructions in readme.txt file for installing it.
This release adds a lot of improvements compared to 2.9.0 almost a
year ago and contains a too long list of changes to be listed here
compared to 2.8.x stable release branch. Some of the most important
- Completely overhauled Unicode support which is much easier to use.
- New Cocoa-based wxOSX port for Mac OS X for both 32 and 64 bits.
- New property grid library is now included in wxWidgets.
- Totally revised and more readable manual.
- Improved debugging support.
Please see the changes.txt file in the "docs" subdirectory of
wxWidgets distribution or also available online at
for more details.
Note about naming: while 2.9.1 is called a "development" release,
this only means that API is not guaranteed to remain unchanged in
the subsequent 2.9.x releases, unlike in the stable 2.8.x branch. We
believe the current version is stable and suitable for use in
production environment and recommend using it for any new projects
We are especially looking forward to your feedback about the changes
in this release compared to 2.8 version if you're upgrading. Please
let us know about any regressions (http://trac.wxwidgets.org/newticket)
so that we could fix them in the upcoming 3.0. Thanks in advance!
Vadim Zeitlin, on behalf of wxWidgets development team.