>> I don't really want to stumble into the middle of the Qt3 part of this 
>> discussion but I was curious about what strangeness you're seeing from 
>> SWIG for the .new methods? I have the feeling this has been fixed for 
>> the recently-released SWIG-1.3.12 but it would be good to confirm that.
>>
> 
> I have not checked the newer versions of SWIG lately. However I disliked
> that one can't override the initialize for derived classes with different
> parameters. I would be pleased to hear that it is already solved.

Yes, that is solved in SWIG-1.3.12! I didn't like not being able to 
override initialize either ;)