New py5 Release: 0.8.3a1

This is a minor release with a handful of bug fixes and small enhancements. Most of the bug fixes are small improvements to the documentation or error messages. Thanks again to Alexandre Villares for raising the majority of the now fixed bugs.


  • New methods for saving and loading data. The new methods are load_strings(), save_strings(), load_bytes(), save_bytes(), load_pickle(), and save_pickle()

  • New join_thread() method

Pull Requests

There was one pull request from zztkm to fix the bug they reported. Thank you!

Bug fixes

What's Ahead

  • Complete our GSoC documentation efforts with Zelle

  • Write some tutorials on some of py5's advanced features

  • Unit tests will be a priority for 2023