Wheel-reinvention with Python

Mark Roseman mark at markroseman.com
Mon Aug 1 21:21:57 CEST 2005


 Ed Leafe <ed at leafe.com> wrote:
> On Sunday 31 July 2005 12:03, Paul Rubin wrote:
>> > How on earth did you decide that, since tkinter actually runs out of
> > the box when you install Python on most platforms, and wxPython doesn't?
> 
>  Because Tkinter looked like crap on OS X. Sorry, but it's hard to sell an 
> application that looks bad. Our target for the framework is to build 
> cross-platform apps that look native on each platform. Tkinter didn't measure 
> up in that regard.

FWIW, some people may find this page interesting, which gives you an 
idea what "standard" Tk looks like on OS X, and then with adopting the 
"tile" extension to Tk and a few other tweaks, which is on its way to 
becoming a standard part of Tk:
      http://wiki.tcl.tk/14522

There's other info and various screenshots at:
      http://tktable.sourceforge.net/tile/index.html

I think the message is, Tk has been moving forward in a coherent and 
focused way (finally) in terms of look and feel, which will certainly be 
of great benefit to Tkinter.

Mark



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