A GUI toolkit for Python that is NOT x-windows dependent

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at tm.informatik.uni-frankfurt.de
Wed Dec 17 15:15:48 CET 2003

Andre Brightway <andreb at warpmail.net> wrote:
> I need a script to draw a keyboard to the screen and animate the
> marking each key when the key is pressed (among other things like
> being able to draw menus).  This script is for testing keyboards and
> needs to be run by people who may never have touched a computer before
> so it needs to have an easy to follow GUI interface.  But the Linux
> boxes these will be runned on are very low-end, 'diskless' terminals
> where running a full X-Windows system would be very slow. Does anybody
> know of a GUI toolkit (or a way to draw to the screen) that can be
> used from Python script in Linux without having to run X-Windows?

PyQt binds against Qt/Embedded which runs directly on the framebuffer.
We're using this on PDAs and WebPads.

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