up with PyGUI!

Zooko O'Whielacronx zooko at zooko.com
Tue Sep 14 18:49:31 CEST 2004


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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