What GUI toolkit looks the best?

Oren Tirosh oren-py-l at hishome.net
Thu Dec 11 20:09:54 CET 2003

On Thu, Dec 11, 2003 at 06:46:49PM +0100, Carl wrote:
> Paul Rubin wrote:
> > I've been approached about writing a Windows app which will need a
> > really professional looking GUI.  Forget TKinter, this has to actually
> > look good (real artists will be available to get the visual stuff
> > right).  Assuming I write in Python, what's the best toolkit to use?
> > Some cost in implementation pain is tolerable if the finished
> > interface looks better as a result.  It would be nice if the toolkit
> > runs on multiple platforms rather than being Windows-only.
> > 
> > I'm thinking Glade.  Is that reasonable?  I don't know squat about
> > Windows and haven't done much fancy GUI programming since the early X
> > days.
> > 
> > Thanks.
> What's wrong with Jython? I haven't used it myself, but have always wondered
> why it's not mentioned when different Python GUI:s are discussed.

Jython + SWT is a pretty cool combination. SWT is a well-designed, high 
performance portable toolkit using native widgets. Python is our favorite 
language. If they could be married without Java it would be even better.


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