Thonny Python Editor gets major 4.0.0 Beta Release #Python #MicroPython

The Thonny Python editor had received a version 4.0.0 beta 1 release. They are looking for help in reporting bugs and bug fixes.

There are many changes since 3.3.13. Here are some notable ones:

  • Upgrade bundled Python to 3.10
  • Mac bundle now comes with the unversal2 build of Python
  • Drop support for Python 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7
  • Use pipkin for managing packages on MicroPython and CircuitPython devices. This enables proper listing of packages together with version info and proper uninstallation.
  • Automatically interrupt current process when connecting to bare-metal MicroPython or CircuitPython device.
  • Add generic “MicroPython (RP2040)” back-end in addition to the more specific “MicroPython (Raspberry Pi Pico)”

See the Releases page on GitHub for all the details and thonny.org for more.


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