up with PyGUI!

Corey Coughlin corey.coughlin at attbi.com
Fri Sep 24 02:31:21 CEST 2004


Alright, here's the question I'm going to start asking whenever anyone
starts promoting a new gui for python.  Is there an nice gui-driven
gui creation tool to go with this?  I realize that you're really happy
with the API and all, but if there were a nice gui maker along with a
nice python ide to go along with it, you'd probably make a lot more
converts.  And for once, it'd be nice to see a gui maker that isn't a
thin wrapper of some C++ gui maker and doesn't produce some crappy
non-python data file that another C++ program uses to make a library
or some such bs.  Just have it produce a nice python loop or
something, that'd be good.  Do that, make it truly cross platform,
free and add a nice python ide, and you're well on your way to making
it the standard python gui.


"Zooko O'Whielacronx" <zooko at zooko.com> wrote in message news:<mailman.3318.1095180577.5135.python-list at python.org>...
> I'm a fan of Greg Ewing's PyGUI [1].  I used it to code a simple game 
> for my son [2], and enjoyed it.  Programming with wxPython feels like 
> programming with a C++ tool that has been wrapped in Python.  
> Programming with PyGUI feels like programming with a real Python tool.
> 
> If you're developing a commercial application in Python, wxPython is 
> currently the only option that offers native widgets on w32.  It would 
> be a boost for Python if PyGUI got a native w32 backend.
> 
> Therefore, I offer the following suggestions:
> 
> Python programmers: use PyGUI!  It's nice.  Contribute bug reports and 
> so forth.
> 
> Python developers: Is it too early to include PyGUI in the standard 
> library?  It seems stable to me.
> 
> PSF: If anyone applies for a grant [3] to put a proper w32 backend into 
> PyGUI, please give them money.  I would offer to do that job myself, 
> but (a) I'm not w32 expert and (b) I'm busy trying to make one of those 
> aforementioned commercial apps.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Zooko, Journeyman Hacker
> 
> [1] http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/~greg/python_gui/
> [2] http://zooko.com/log-2004.html#d2004-06-23
> [3] http://python.org/psf/call-2004.html



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