Productive GUI programming - a theory
theller at python.net
Tue Mar 4 18:44:11 CET 2003
titanrebel at comcast.net (kkennedy) writes:
> I'm relatively new to Python programming, so forgive me for any
> ignorance. I've been reading many of the messages here in the group.
> I am currently working on a small Python project that requires a GUI
> interface. I went round and round trying to figure out which GUI
> toolkit to use (finally choosing pyGTK), and I see that many others
> have the same questions which to choose.
> Has anyone ever tried to write a "GUI abstraction layer"? By that, I
> mean using common API "method calls" to create a GUI interface, and
> "under the covers" using the appropriate binding based on OS or user
> choice. If you are familiar with the Eclipse platform
> (www.eclipse.org). It uses SWT, which is the abstraction layer. You
> write code (Java) to one API, and it translates the calls to Win32 on
> Windows, GTK 2 on Linux/Unix, Motif on Linux/Unix, and several others.
Sounds somewhat like the anygui project (use whatever backend is
available). Unfortunately anygui is more or less stalled.
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