Cross-platform GUI app -- Tkinter?

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
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 (http://www.jython.org), 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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