GUI libs

Cameron Laird claird at lairds.com
Fri Apr 25 14:11:15 CEST 2003


In article <Dl9qa.26067$DN.734905 at tornado.fastwebnet.it>,
Alessio Pace  <puccio_13 at yahoo.it> wrote:
>"Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
>
>> Alessio Pace wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi, I'd like to make a GUI for a program written in python, meant to run
>>> on mac, win and linux: which is the preferable solution? I saw around
>>> tkinter, wxpython and pyqt....
>> 
>> I recommend Tkinter. It comes with the standard Python installation, and
>> it works quite well atleast on Windows and X11 (I've never used it on
>> the Mac).
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Martin
>
>That's what I had in mind, but after reading some tutorials on Tkinter I saw
>that wxpython and pyqt have more features still remaining portable...mmm...
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1.  Each of the choices has serious advantages.
    Even toolkits zealots recognize that no one
    toolkits strictly dominates any other.
2.  Each toolkit has fans.
3.  It's relatively easy to download/install/
    experience Python (or Perl or ...), and ac-
    quire your own "feel" for each language.
    The GUI toolkits are a bit heavier and 
    clumsier; it generally takes longer to gain
    a proper understanding of them.
4.  Comparisons of GUI toolkits are popular.
    Such discussions often erupt here and else-
    where.  Abundant details are available, if
    reading the words of others interests you.
5.  Tkinter is the easiest for a newcomer, in
    its installation and "first launch".  It's
    the best documented, in the sense of making
    appearances in the most in-print published
    books.

I think it's reasonable for you to start with Tkinter.
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