Tkinter vs wxPython

Steve Holden steve at
Thu Dec 30 14:29:21 CET 2004

Bernd Schmidt wrote:

> Thomas Bartkus schrieb:
>> When run under Linux, my wxPython programs follow the look and feel of my
>> Gnome desktop.  When the same program is run on Windows, it follows that
>> desktop theme. Both Gnome and Windows XP alter the the controls design
>> according to user preferences.  wxPython GUIs reflect this 
>> automatically and
>> the controls always look and work like the underlying system.
> Sure, but on my Linux, I use KDE, never Gnome, other people use 
> Windowmaker or something else. wxPython with KDE-Look? What is the 
> native look with wxPython and KDE? I don't think there is something like 
> this, and the problem is that there isn't a free QT on Windows.
> Bernd

Well, of course, the problem with X Window has always been when you ran 
an application built using one toolkit under a window manager built 
using another. *Then* the ugliness is due to the fact that different 
parts of the window are decorated by different toolkits. That's always 
going to be ugly.

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