Wing IDE 5.0.5 Released: April 4, 2014

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Wingware has released version 5.0.5 of Wing IDE, our cross-platform integrated development environment for the Python programming language.

Wing IDE includes a professional code editor with vi, emacs, visual studio, and other key bindings, auto-completion, call tips, context-sensitive auto-editing, goto-definition, find uses, refactoring, a powerful graphical debugger, version control, unit testing, search, and many other features.

This minor release contains the following improvements:

  • Preference to control auto-spacing inside argument lists
  • Palette color and preference for changing occurrences color
  • Detect and flag unit tests that crash before running to completion
  • Fix Compare to Repository with recent SVN versions
  • Syntax highlighting for .scss CSS extension language files
  • Fix scraping extension modules in recent numpy versions
  • Fixed restarting after patch installation
  • Fix auto-editor and auto-completion context detection problems in the shells
  • Correctly show PEP 287 docstrings when indentation causes parse errors
  • Expand fold points on any edited line to avoid inaccessible folded lines
  • Improve and clarify validation of Python Executable in Project Properties
  • Several color adjustment fixes
  • About 25 other bug fixes; see the change log for details

What's New in Wing 5

  • Now runs native on OS X
  • Draggable tools and editors
  • Configurable toolbar and editor & project context menus
  • Optionally opens a different sets of files in each editor split
  • Lockable editor splits
  • Optional Python Turbo completion (context-appropriate completion on all non-symbol keys)
  • Sharable color palettes and syntax highlighting configurations
  • Auto-editing is on by default (except some operations that have a learning curve)
  • Named file sets
  • Sharable launch configurations
  • Asynchronous I/O in Debug Probe and Python Shell
  • Expanded and rewritten tutorial
  • Support for Python 3.4
  • Support for Django 1.6
  • Support for matplotlib on Anaconda and with MacOSX backend
  • Improved documentation and Source Assistant display
  • New Project dialog

For more details, see What's New in Wing IDE 5.

About Wing IDE

Wing IDE is an integrated development environment designed specifically for the Python programming language. It provides powerful editing, testing, and debugging features that help reduce development and debugging time, cut down on coding errors, and make it easier to understand and navigate Python code. Wing IDE can be used to develop Python code for web, GUI, and embedded scripting applications.

Wing IDE is available in three product levels: Wing IDE Professional is the full-featured Python IDE, Wing IDE Personal offers a reduced feature set at a low price, and Wing IDE 101 is a free simplified version designed for teaching beginning programming courses with Python.

Version 5.0 of Wing IDE Professional includes the following major features:

  • Native GUI on OS X, Windows, and Linux
  • Professional quality code editor with vi, emacs, Visual Studio, Eclipse, and other keyboard personalities
  • Code intelligence for Python: Auto-editing, auto-completion, call tips, find uses, goto-definition, error indicators, refactoring, smart indent and rewrapping, and source navigation
  • Advanced multi-threaded debugger with graphical UI, command line interaction, conditional breakpoints, data value tooltips over code, watch tool, sharable launch configurations, named entry points, and externally launched and remote debugging
  • Powerful search and replace options including keyboard driven and graphical UIs, multi-file, wild card, and regular expression search and replace
  • Version control integration for Subversion, CVS, Bazaar, git, Mercurial, and Perforce
  • Integrated unit testing with unittest, nose, and doctest frameworks
  • Many other features including project manager, bookmarks, code snippets, diff/merge tool, integrated OS command invocation, indentation manager, PyLint integration, and perspectives
  • Extremely configurable and may be extended with Python scripts
  • Extensive product documentation, tutorial, and How-Tos for Django, Google App Engine, matplotlib, Plone, wxPython, PyQt, mod_wsgi, Autodesk Maya, blender, NUKE/NUKEX, and many other Python libraries and applications
  • Django support: Debugs Django templates, provides project setup tools, and runs Django unit tests

Please refer to the feature list for a detailed listing of features by product level.

System requirements are Windows XP or later, OS X 10.6 or later, or a recent Linux system (either 32 or 64 bit). Wing IDE supports Python versions 2.5 through 3.4 and Stackless Python.

For more information, see the Wing IDE product overview.


Wing IDE Professional and Wing IDE Personal are commercial software and require a license to run. A free trial can be obtained directly from the product when launched.

Wing IDE Pro -- Full-featured product

Wing IDE Personal -- A simplified IDE

Wing IDE 101 -- For teaching with Python

Purchasing and Upgrading

Wing IDE Professional and Wing IDE Personal require the purchase of a license or upgrade of a Wing IDE 2.x, 3.x, or 4.x license.

Wing IDE 101 is free and does not require a license to run.

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