Wing Python IDE Version 8.1.3 - February 1, 2022

Wing 8.1.3 adds support for using Unreal Engine with Wing, writes a preconfigured when creating new projects, expands Run Arguments and other dialog fields, correctly finds printers on Linux, and fixes a number of code analysis problems and other minor issues.

See the change log for details.

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What's New in Wing 8.1

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Support for Containers and Clusters

Wing 8 adds support for developing, testing, and debugging Python code that runs inside containers, such as those provided by Docker and LXC/LXD, and clusters of containers managed by a container orchestration system like Docker Compose. A new Containers tool can be used to start, stop, and monitor container services, and new Docker container environments may be created during project creation.

For details, see Working with Containers and Clusters.

New Package Management Tool

Wing 8 adds a new Packages tool that provides the ability to install, remove, and update packages found in the Python environment used by your project. This supports pipenv, pip, and conda as the underlying package manager. Packages may be selected manually from PyPI or by package specifications found in a requirements.txt or Pipfile.

For details, see Package Manager .

Improved Project Creation

Wing 8 redesigns New Project support so that the host, project directory, Python environment, and project type may all be selected independently. New projects may use either an existing or newly created source directory, optionally cloning code from a revision control repository. An existing or newly created Python environment may be selected, using virtualenv, pipenv, conda, or Docker.

Improved Python Code Analysis and Warnings

Wing 8 expands the capabilities of Wing's static analysis engine, by improving its support for f-strings, named tuples, and other language constructs. Find Uses, Refactoring, and auto-completion now work within f-string expressions, Wing's built-in code warnings work with named tuples, the Source Assistant displays more detailed and complete value type information, and code warning indicators are updated more cleanly during edits.

And More

Wing 8 also adds support for Python 3.10, native executable for Apple Silicon (M1) hardware, a new Nord style display theme, reduced application startup time, support for Unreal Engine, Delete Symbol and Rename Current Module refactoring operations, improved debug stepping and exception handling in async code, and much more.

For a complete list of new features in Wing 8, see What's New in Wing 8.

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Wing 8 is an exciting new step for Wingware's Python IDE product line. Find out how Wing 8 can turbocharge your Python development by trying it today.

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See Upgrading for details on upgrading from Wing 7 and earlier, and Migrating from Older Versions for a list of compatibility notes.