PyGTK Downloads

Install PyGTK!

PyGTK for Microsoft Windows using the all-in-one installer

For greater convenience, you can use the all-in-one installer which handles all of the PyGTK dependencies, development tools (GUI designer and translation tools) and other additional modules for you.

You will only need to install a 32 bit Python interpreter before starting the all-in-one installer.

The all-in-one installer lets you choose the components to install so you can get a fully customized install.

PyGTK for Microsoft Windows using separate components

In order to install PyGTK on Windows, without using the all-in-one bundle, you need:

A great companion for helping you develop your PyGTK applications is the Glade user interface designer.

You can find more detailed instructions on the PyGTK FAQ.

PyGTK for Linux

PyGTK is included in most Linux distributions (including Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, Opensuse, Gentoo, Mandrake, Redhat, SUSE...); the source code can also be downloaded and compiled from the links below.

Get the sources!

Current stable release

2.24 series

The latest release of PyGTK for GTK+ 2.24 is available from the following website:

Current development version

Alternatively, you can get the bleeding edge version of PyGTK from the GNOME Git server Checkout the module pygtk, or if you want the GNOME extensions, just get the module gnome-python Like this:

git clone git://
git clone git://
git clone git://
git clone git://

More information on accessing and using GNOME's Git server is available at the Gnome developer site.

Be aware that PyGTK has some dependencies like pygobject that are needed to run it.

Python GNOME

If you want to make use of the Gnome libraries in your application, you will also need to install some other packages, such as the PyORBit, gnome-python, gnome-python-desktop or gnome-python-extras packages. They are available from the Gnome FTP site and its mirrors:

Older PyGTK versions

2.x series

Older PyGTK releases for GTK+ 2.x are available from the following website:

1.2 series

The latest release of PyGTK for GTK+ 1.2.x can be found at the following site:

If you are writing a new program, we strongly recommend that you use the latest GTK+ 2.x.

Build PyGTK!

Both PyGTK and PyGObject sources have information on how to build the extensions. This includes support to create binary installers using distutils, to ease development on Windows.

Build instructions files: