wxPython performance

Andrei Kulakov ak at silmarill.org
Sun Jun 2 05:16:41 CEST 2002


In article <332c7c11.0206011639.a396f84 at posting.google.com>, Benno wrote:
> Andrei Kulakov <ak at silmarill.org> wrote in message
> news:<slrnafhmoa.389.ak at ak.silmarill.org>...
>> Hello,
>> 
>>     "hello world" type program from wxPython tutorial takes 6
>> seconds to start on my cel 366 128mb system (running Debian). Is
>> this typical? Why is it so slow? I'm looking for a graphic
>> toolkit that'd be fairly quick. I don't want to use Tk because of
>> the looks.
> 
> I was using wxPython for a while. The main advantage being that it was
> going to be cross platform, however I found its speed too slow. (Not startup
> speed, which is fairly irrelevant to me, but just general responsiveness.)
> I'm not sure if this was just wxWindows itself or the python bindings.
> 
> I have started using pygtk <http://www.daa.com.au/~james/pygtk/> (easily
> apt-getable). The only problem I've had with this is the lack of docs.
> http://www.moeraki.com/pygtktutorial/gtk-tut.html, seems to be the best 
> available, followed by reading the source.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Benno

Thanks, I think that's exactly what I'm gonna have to do.

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