ANN: WxInter

Jeremy Bowers jerf at
Tue Sep 7 03:23:28 CEST 2004

On Mon, 06 Sep 2004 15:55:30 -0700, Ed Suominen wrote:

> WxInter is a drop-in replacement for TkInter, providing user-transparent
> wxPython-based replacements for each and every part of the Tkinter class
> library. Because wxPython can do anything that the ancient and stagnant
> TkInter can do (but with a themable, modern window appearance), legacy code
> will still run, looking better than ever, and Python's last connection to
> the Tcl/TK albatross will be forever broken.
> OK, I just made all this up. But why couldn't it happen? I'd even be tempted
> to code it myself, but I'm sure others with some wxPython experience could
> do it much faster and better.

Well, it would break my app. The TKInter text widget is better than what
the wxWindows text widget can provide for me; I tried. It still isn't
perfect but at least I can pound it into submission.

TkInter and wxWindows have a lot of overlap, but there are things each can
do the other can't. wxWindows has a *lot* more widgets, and themes more
nicely, but TkInter has a *very* mature widget set; what it has is
sometimes quirky but very solid. You will not be able to provide a 100%
drop in without a lot of work wxWindows itself on several platforms.

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