standard IDE in python 3000 (or beyond)? *semi-newbie*

mrkurt nobody at nospam.net
Thu Dec 30 17:57:04 CET 2004


mrkurt wrote:

> Steve Holden wrote:
> 
>> Aahz wrote:
>>
>>> In article <41D403F7.8070308 at holdenweb.com>,
>>> Steve Holden  <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> With respect it wouldn't, since IDLE doesn;t include a GUI builder. 
>>>> I think Mike's cri-de-couer is for a tool that makes it as easy as 
>>>> Visual Studio to put a GUI-based application together.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Should the Python community really care about this, I suspect Eclipse
>>> might be the best way.
>>
>>
>>
>> If Eclipse really is the answer I'll have to learn more about it, but 
>> from the little I know so far it seems like a very heavyweight 
>> solution. Not that Visual Studio is becomingly trim, of course - it's 
>> a fine example of bloatware, but it does do a useful job as a GUI 
>> builder. Perhaps there's a lesson somewhere in there ...
>>
>> regards
>>  Steve
> 
> About the closest thing to what Mike might want is Boa Constructor, 
> which does have a GUI building tool.  It is not as polished as the 
> Visual Studio GUI builder, but there are a lot of controls there that 
> can be used.  It requires the wxWindows toolkit.
Some self-correction:
Sorry, I meant to call them "widgets", not "controls".  And Boa 
Constructor needs wxPython, which comes with wxWindows.
> 
> BTW, has anyone used or tried WingIDE?  It does look like a really 
> polished product.
> 
> --mrkurt



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