[Baypiggies] Python 3 and the GUI - opinions wanted

Bill Janssen janssen at parc.com
Tue Apr 22 21:41:36 CEST 2014

I've been playing with Kivy, which is pursuing the "write once, run
everywhere" dream.  They choose CPython (2 or 3) and OpenGL ES as their
greatest common denominators.  Cython can be used if desired.  They have
a reasonably functional GUI toolkit (very Android-looking), fairly
direct access to OpenGL ES for fancy effects, and Kivy programs really
do deploy as "apps" on both desktops and phone/tablet OS's (though I've
only tested Android).

The team has done an incredible amount of work, spawning a number of
subprojects.  It's still a bit rough; check the issue trackers to see
if there are any show-stoppers for your application.


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