Easy-to-use Python GUI
stef.mientki at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 12:10:34 CET 2009
Gerhard Häring wrote:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> I have been following this thread with interest. Is there a way to
>> build Qt apps with relative easy? I use KDE and would prefer the Qt
>> toolkit for my GUI apps. Thanks.
> A few years ago, I've had bad experiences with wxPython (random things
> not actually working on Linux, only on Windows; getting segfaults when
> using not exactly the right values for API calls).
> So, when I had to decide for a toolkit for a new application I'm
> developing on my job which required:
> - ability to run on Windows
> - ability to run on MacOS
> - time to develop is short
> I recommended to go with PyQt.
> I remembered it was warmly recommended by Alex Martelli and others a
> few years ago.
> So far, it's been nothing but joy. We bought the book "Rapid GUI
> Programming with Python and Qt" (http://www.qtrac.eu/pyqtbook.html)
> which is *really* well written. It's probably the best tech book I
> ever had. The author formerly did Qt documentation for Trolltech, so
> he has deep understanding of what he's writing about.
> There may be not so many third-party add-ons for PyQt like for
> wxPython, but in my opinion, the quality of Qt, PyQt and
> documentation like the book make up for it.
> And, it's really extensive. So far I've found everything in Qt/PyQt I
> - MDI workspaces
> - Dock windows
> - I needed something like wxPythons wxOGL for a process modeler and
> after looking around for two days, I found out that it's already all
> there in Qt 4.4: QGraphicsScene/QGraphicsView
> - etc.
I think wxPython now has it all too.
I replaced wxOGL with a modified version of OGLlike, see some
> -- Gerhard
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