[newbie] GTK+/QT/Tkinter ?

Tim Ronning tim.ronning at start.no
Fri Nov 7 20:40:35 CET 2003

På Fri, 07 Nov 2003 17:51:11 +0100, skrev Alexandre Rogers <alex at this-is- 

> Hi everyone !
> I am beginner in Python, and it is, so far, the best programming language 
> I've seen (apart, perhaps, from Java, but the official release is not 
> open source, so it is a bit difficult for redistribution).
> I'm working on a (personal) project and I need a GUI, which needs to be 
> portable (I run a Linux system and I'd like my program to run on Windows, 
> at least).
> I first thought of Qt with Eric and Qt designer, but it is not portable 
> (for free).
> Then GTK. Looks great (with Glade) but is it really portable or not ?
> I know a bit about Tkinter, which I like although it is not the most 
> attractive.
> Is there an IDE/GUI builder for Tkinter ?
> Many thanks in advance,
> Alex
Hi there

One alternative you could try is FLTK with the pyfltk wrapper. It's 
multiplatform, pure GPL GUI toolkit. FLTK comes with "Fluid" a really nice 
and easy gui builder. The output of Fluid can be converted to python via 
flconvert which is a tool for pyfltk.
	I'm trying FLTK out now, and beeing a beginner like you, I find it quite 
easy to work with.
You could still use Eric, it's a great code editor. It has some bugs 
though, but thats another story.

FLTK: http://www.fltk.org/
pyfltk: http://pyfltk.sourceforge.net/index.html

Best regards
Tim R.

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