In June, BeeWare made a lot of progress, landing lots of new features - many of which have been the subject of requests and discussions for a long time.

What we've done

What's next?

Work on Toga's App interface isn't quite finished - we're expecting to finalise the Document API in the near future. Once that work is complete, our focus will be the mobile Python binary packaging ecosystem. The work we've done so far this year has led to CPython 3.13 formally supporting iOS and Android as Tier 3 supported platforms; the next step is ensuring that the rest of the community can build iOS and Android packages. This will involve improvements to tools like pip, cibuildwheel, meson-python and more. We expect that this work will take most of the rest of the quarter to release; but there should be some initial signs of progress by the end of the month.

Want to get involved?

Want to get involved? Here are some open issues that would be a great place to get started with contributing to a BeeWare project. They're all relatively minor changes, but would provide a big improvement to the lives of BeeWare users:

  1. Update the Toga testbed test suite to use Pixel 7 Pro device sizes
  2. Filter out a message generated after Xcode updates
  3. Add the ability to configure the ABIs built by an Android project
  4. Rationalise the application of adhoc signing on macOS
  5. Add support for custom PyPI repositories
  6. Document how to debug an application in popular IDEs
  7. Add an option to select the Android base image when creating new emulators
  8. Add an API to entirely replace the style of a widget
  9. Correct the handling of quotation marks in Android apps

Pick one of these tickets, drop a comment on the ticket to let others know you're looking at it, and try your hand at a PR! We have a guide on setting up a Briefcase development environment; but if you need any additional assistance or guidance, you can ask on the ticket, or join us on the BeeWare Discord server.

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