Cross-platform GUI app -- Tkinter?

Peter Hansen peter at
Fri Jul 13 04:48:29 CEST 2001

"Steve R. Hastings" wrote:
> If I want to make a GUI application with menus and such, and I want it to
> be easily portable to multiple platforms, what is the best way to do it?
> At this point I suspect Tkinter is the way to go.
> In a perfect world, I'd like my Python program to be compiled to Java
> bytecodes and thus theoretically portable anywhere.

Luckily, with Python it is a perfect world. :-)

Look into Jython (, which compiles Python 
source to Java bytecodes.

Adding to the perfection, this lets you avoid Tkinter and TCL 
entirely, because now the entire world of Swing is open to you.

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