ETS 3.0.0 Released

ETS 3.0.0 was tagged and released on Saturday, August 16th.

Source distributions have been pushed to PyPi along with Win32 and OSX binaries. If you have setuptools with easy_install, you can install ETS via this simple command:

easy_install ETS[nonets]

Please see the Install page on our wiki for more detailed installation instructions.

The next release is currently expected to be ETS 3.0.1.

Discussions about the status of ETS and its sub-projects happens on the enthought-dev mailing list, whose home page is at:

Thanks to everyone helped with developing, testing, and providing feedback on this release!
Enthought Tool Suite

The Enthought Tool Suite (ETS) is a collection of components developed by Enthought and open source participants, which we use every day to construct custom scientific applications. It includes a wide variety of components, including:

  • an extensible application framework
  • application building blocks
  • 2-D and 3-D graphics libraries
  • scientific and math libraries
  • developer tools

The cornerstone on which these tools rest is the Traits package, which provides explicit type declarations in Python; its features include initialization, validation, delegation, notification, and visualization of typed attributes. More information is available for all the packages within ETS from the Enthought Tool Suite development home page.


“I set out to rebuild an application in one week that had been developed over the last seven years (in C by generations of post-docs). Pyface and Traits were my cornerstones and I knew nothing about Pyface or Wx. It has been a hectic week. But here … sits in front of me a nice application that does most of what it should. I think this has been a huge success. … Thanks to the tools Enthought built, and thanks to the friendly support from people on the [enthought-dev] list, I have been able to build what I think is the best application so far. I have built similar applications (controlling cameras for imaging Bose-Einstein condensate) in C+MFC, Matlab, and C+labWindows, each time it has taken me at least four times longer to get to a result I regard as inferior. So I just wanted to say a big “thank you”. Thank you to Enthought for providing this great software open-source. Thank you for everybody on the list for your replies.”
Gal Varoquaux, Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Institut dOptique, Palaiseau, France

“I’m currently writing a realtime data acquisition/display application I’m using Enthought Tool Suite and Traits, and Chaco for display. IMHO, I think that in five years ETS/Traits will be the most comonly used framework for scientific applications.”
Gary Pajer, Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics, Rider University, Lawrenceville NJ

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