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A Python native, OS native GUI toolkit.


Minimum requirements

  • Toga requires Python 3. Python 2 is not supported.
  • If you’re on macOS, you need to be on 10.10 (Yosemite) or newer.
  • If you’re on Linux, you need to have GTK+ 3.10 or later. This is the version that ships starting with Ubuntu 14.04 and Fedora 20. You also need to install the Python 3 bindings and development files for GTK+.
    • Ubuntu 16.04 / Debian 9 sudo apt-get install python3-dev python3-gi python3-gi-cairo libgirepository1.0-dev libcairo2-dev libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 gir1.2-webkit2-3.0
    • Ubuntu 18.04 / Debian 10 sudo apt-get install python3-dev python3-gi python3-gi-cairo libgirepository1.0-dev libcairo2-dev libwebkitgtk-4.0-37 gir1.2-webkit2-4.0
    • Fedora sudo dnf install pygobject3 python3-gobject python3-cairo-devel cairo-gobject-devel gobject-introspection-devel pywebkitgtk
    • Arch / Manjaro sudo pacman -Syu git pkgconf cairo python-cairo pango gobject-introspection gobject-introspection-runtime python-gobject webkit2gtk
  • We’re working on Windows support, but not all features and widgets are supported. At a minimum, you’ll need Python 3 and .NET Framework 4. This has been tested on Windows 10, but should work on 7 and 8. Pull requests, help and corrections are most welcome.


To get a demonstration of the capabilities of Toga, run the following:

$ pip install --pre toga-demo
$ toga-demo

This will pop up a GUI window with some sample widgets.


Documentation for Toga can be found on Read The Docs.


Toga is part of the BeeWare suite. You can talk to the community through:


If you’d like to contribute to Toga development, our guide for first time contributors will help you get started.

If you experience problems with Toga, log them on GitHub. If you want to contribute code, please fork the code and submit a pull request.