I am developing apps in Quickly. Default codes start with from gi.repository import Gtk. Why is it so and not simply import gtk for example?

The point is, a lot of tutorials, documentation and forums answers on the web are based on the second importation, as far as I have seen.

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from gi.repository import Gtk uses the new PyGObject instead of the older PyGTK that is used with import gtk.

  • Thank you. I am now reassured as far as the future of my apps is concerned, since I know that PyGObject is some sort of replacement for PyGtk. But this leads me also to ask other questions on Ask Ubuntu…
    – Agmenor
    Jun 23, 2012 at 18:46

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