Python GUIs: Abandoning TkInter and welcoming wxPython?

Alexander V. Voinov avv at
Fri Jun 25 20:48:54 EDT 1999

Corran Webster wrote:

> This is missing the point - although PyKDE/Qt might be a very nice GUI, it's
> not cross-platform in the same way as Tcl/Tk.  The same goes for Fltk,
> gtk or what have you.  It sounds like wxWindows might be getting near
> the same level of cross-platform compatibility - and it certainly seems
> to be one of the groups' objectives - it's not there yet.
> The point of having a standard GUI for python is that it's _standard_.
> ie. that it's likely to work no matter what your platform.  At present,
> Tk seems to be the only mature package with that sort of ubiquity.

Well, let's write a sort of wxTk, and have that everywhere, where no wxNative
runs yet.


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