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Steve Menard steve.menard at videotron.ca
Sat Jul 17 16:18:32 CEST 2004


Markus Wankus wrote:
> Markus Wankus wrote:
> 
>> Steve Menard wrote:
>>
>>>> In terms of developing GUI apps - I think a SWT Python wrapper would 
>>>> rule.  It has a *very* similar feel to wxWidgets.  The problem is 
>>>> there is a small binary for each OS, but a big swt.jar file with 
>>>> most of the platform-neutral code in it.  I've played with Jython 
>>>> and SWT and used Python to open up a Hello World window - but it 
>>>> definitely would not be ready for a real app without some wrappers 
>>>> being written...
>>>>
>>>> Markus.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> There is an alternative. If you want to use SWT with python, look at 
>>> http://jpype.sourceforge.net
>>>
>>
>> Cool... Not that it is an issue, but I assume you will have 2 JVM's 
>> running (Java and Python) to do this?
> 
> 
> Ooops...obviously I meant 2 *VM*'s (not JVM's).
> 
> Markus

hehe I was going to point it out ;)

And the asnwer is yes.  I am embedding the JVM inside Python's. This is 
a memory hit for sure, but Python's memory usage is pretty lean as it 
is, and Java's is getting better.

Steve



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