Python GUI

Andy Salnikov a_salnikov at
Fri Aug 30 20:48:13 CEST 2002

"Phil Thompson" <phil at> wrote in message
news:3D6FBB3B.5090700 at
> Andy Salnikov wrote:
> > "Tim Roberts" <timr at> wrote in message
> > news:uniomu8pdi7tm169b4g6225d5oqdrkj2go at
> >
> >>Much more important, in my view, is that KillerApp on Windows should
> >>and feel like a Windows app, and KillerApp on X should look and feel
> >>an X app.  That way, I don't have to "relearn" my conventions just for
> >>app.
> >>
> >>
> >   The problem with X is that it has many more look and feels than on
> > Windows.
> > Which one do you prefer - Xt, Motif, KDE, Gnome? Or do you want you
> > look and feel depend on whether do you run it under KDE or Gnome? What
> > if you run it under neither of this two? The questions on X are so
> > that sometimes I think that it might be asier to bring Windows look and
> > (which I personaly kinda like) into X.
> >
> >
> >>If we accept that (and I always accept everything I say), then the most
> >>sensible approach is to use the native widget set, so that you inherit
> >>standard native framework.  To me, wxPython is a great example of a
> >>
> > toolset
> >
> >>that has achieved this goal.
> >>
> >
> >   Which "native set" does wxWindows use on X? My understandig taht it
> > ether Motif or GTK, which _you_ have to choose. Why then KDE is not
> > I do not think you can define very well what is native on X, unless you
> > to
> > restrict yourself to Xt (which is dull).
> Or take the Qt (and PyQt) approach and implement all styles on all
> platforms and let the user decide on a global or per application basis
> with a simple command line argument.

  Well, but Qt does not use any native widget set, this is why they can
emulate any
look and feel they like. Because they emulate it it is not 100% close to
just an emulation. But I like it, Qt's Windows look and feel on X is far
better than
what many native X applications have.


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