[Catalog-sig] Questions about Qt and wxWindows python packages

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Tue May 31 03:29:11 CEST 2005

The list is really meant for questions about packaging.  You can ask the 
general python-list at python.org -- but first you should read the archive 
(http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python), because this 
exact question gets asked there often.

Kenneth McDonald wrote:
> If this is not an appropriate newsgroup for this type of posting,
> please let me know and (if possible) suggest an alternative. The
> reading I've done of some of the back articles suggests that
> python-relevant questions specific to any python package (whether
> distrubuted via something like distutils or not) are acceptable here,
> sorry if this is incorrect.
> I'd like to start using Python for some GUI programming again. I'd
> like to use Tk, but it seems to be dying a slow death, so it's
> probably time to look at wxPython and PythonQt.
> I'd appreciate an comments on the relevant merits of these two
> libraries, both with respect to Python and more generally. I know
> about the differences in licensing, that's not an issue. My most
> specific concerns are ease of use (which includes how much in the way
> of documentation or examples for using through Python are available,
> and how easy the Python libs are to use in each case); availability of
> a generally capable styled text widget, as one of the things I need to
> build is an editor, which needs to be able to handle different fonts,
> styles, tabs, and so forth; and ease of installation on a Macintosh,
> since that is my preferred dev platform, and installing things made
> for other UNIX variants can be a little wonky at times.
> Many thanks for any feedback you can give.

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