Event-driven GUIs, PythonWorks, Boa, wxWindows; future directions of event-driven Python?

Ron Stephens rdsteph at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 19 01:02:57 CEST 2001


Is there an extensive tutorial or good documentation of wxPython on the web
that one can learn from? The wxPython tutorial on the wxPython web site is
quite short and is insufficient for a klutz like me. Unfortunately, the same
tutorial is duplicated word for word in the Programming Python book and no more
is offfered. The Tkinter chapters of various books (including Programming
Python, as mentioned by Dave, thanks Dave!) are really detailed and good. That
alone may help me make my decision between Tkinter and wxPython, although
wxPython does seem to be well liked by those who use it.

Ron Stephens

Bernhard Reiter wrote:

> In article <3B2B60AD.942719AE at earthlink.net>,
>         Ron Stephens <rdsteph at earthlink.net> writes:
>
> > I have not been successful heretonow in gui or event driven programming
>
> Event driven GUI programming is not really easy and the tools
> available are complicated.
>
> > 1. Tkinter and wxPython. I have not been too successful with Tkinter,
> > but I do not rule it out. I have just begun to look at wxPython. Does
> > anyone think wxPython is easier to learn and use than Tkinter, or about
> > the same?
>
> WxPython is IMO harder to learn, but offers more.
> GUI kits which are conceptually easy to understand
> and therefore easy to learn
> are not suitable for real-life GUIs as a rule of thumb.
>
> WxPython also is more difficult to learn, because it is based
> on a C++ class library (wxWindows).
>
> Having said this, I still thinkg wxPython is your best choice given
> the circumstances I know.
>
> > 2. Boa Constructor and wxPython. I have downloaded Boa and it looks
> > complicated, but I like the idea of a VisualBasic like gui designer. Is
> > Boa far enough along to be used? Any comments on Boa?
>
> Boa is a nice piece of software but it is overly complicated.
> You can use it when you know what you are doing.
> So I do not recomment it for you as you are in the leaning stage.
>
> > 3. PythonWorks. I just downloaded the evaluation copy. OK, it costs $395,
>
> I stick to Free Software exclusively.
>         Bernhard
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