Which GUI?

Gerrit Holl gerrit.holl at pobox.com
Fri Feb 18 23:02:39 CET 2000


Moshe Zadka wrote on 950884550:
> > Talk about portability: it is Ok to say
> > that wxPython is portable
> 
> No it is not. It doesn't work on AIX. I truly fail to see how come Python,
> Tcl/Tk, Perl, bash, GNU grep manage to compile cleanly on AIX, yet
> wxWindows doesn't, but until it does, it is not an option for many people,
> including me.

I can't understand this. AIX must be strange - wxWindows just talks
to X! And X is portable.

> > If there is any project of an OO GUI linking Python through
> > C-bindings to Motif, X11, Windows and Mac base windowing
> > libraries, I'd like to hear about it. This has been done for
> > Tk, why not doing it again for Python?
> 
> Because it's much easier to steal Tk then reinvent Tk for Python. That's
> the good thing about free software: you can build on other people's work
> instead of doing it yourself.

...and slow down the whole process a fewhundred times.

regards,
Gerrit.

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