Python GUIs: Abandoning TkInter and welcoming wxPython?

Thomas Ackermann tgm at
Mon Jun 28 10:58:14 CEST 1999

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Michael S. Schliephake <mss at> wrote:
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> Hallo -
> <blockquote TYPE=CITE>As a matter of fact, it appears to be very easy to
> make commercial grade GUIs using wxPython.</blockquote>
> Commercial grade GUI's ?
> <p>Think about some points:
> <ol>
> <li>
> Tcl/Tk is freeware but has a strong commercial support. Scriptics and a
> growing number of companies support with commercial tools or provide software
> based on Tcl/Tk.<br>
> This could make sure a long-time existence of this language, improvements
> will be made possibly quickly. Even very large companies use it for in-house
> developments,</li>

> <li>
> several books exists about programming,</li>

> <li>
> Performance for Tcl/Tk under Python to improve seems not to bee too complicated,</li>

> <li>
> it is very easily to program, just in the sense of a scripting language.
> With some self-written utilities and classes one can realize the GUI even
> much more faster,</li>

> <li>
> the actual Tkinter-interface allows it to incorporate Tcl/Tk-extensions
> for test purposes without writing new extension code (just new wrapper
> classes or so, implemented in Python, are necessary). It's o.k to write
> extension code later, if the Tcl extension will be used permanently or
> never if there is enough performance.</li>

> <li>
> There exist several GUI-Builders.</li>
> </ol>
> More pointes necessary? It's a world of freeware. So I do not see any reason
> to define the one and only GUI. One should use the best fitting tool. But
> in my point of view, Tcl/Tk seems to be - at least actually - the most
> wise decision.
> <p>Michael Schliephake.</html>

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