Client Side: "Rich Internet Applications" in Python?

Jorgen Grahn jgrahn-nntq at
Mon Jul 19 23:18:28 CEST 2004

On Sat, 17 Jul 2004 15:20:32 -0800, pleaseSeeFooter at <eric at> wrote:

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> I am considering using (building) a client-side application, rather than a
> browser, for an Internet application.  I am aware there are a few resources
> out there like XUL and various Java clients or classes to build one with.
> Has anyone developed a frame work for this sort of thing in Python?  I am
> looking at the Windows platform initially, but of course would like to have
> portability.  I have not built something like this before (in any language),
> so I have only a vague idea of how to structure it, but I think I could be
> most productive working in Python.

I'm not sure exactly what you want to do - write a program or design The
Great Unified Framework, but I'd like to plug the old-fashioned approach: to
design a text-based protocol (a la SMTP, NNTP, HTTP ...) for your specific
application and implement that.  That way there are no dependencies, not
even to Python.

Eric Raymond has a few things to say on the subject, in and around


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