Wheel-reinvention with Python

Cliff Wells cliff at develix.com
Sun Jul 31 08:27:04 CEST 2005


On Sun, 2005-07-31 at 00:59 -0400, Mike Meyer wrote:

> I don't particularly like Tkinter, but it seems to me that it's pretty
> much won. It seems to be installed on every desktop platform along
> with Python. That means that if I want to distribute GUI apps, I'm
> going to cause the least headache for my end users by writing them in
> Tkinter.

By this argument, we should just give up and use Visual* on Windows.

The least headache for end users comes from properly packaging your
application.  End users shouldn't need to worry about installing third
party packages (or even Python for that matter).  Tools such as py2exe
and Inno installer make this pretty simple on Windows, and py2app on
OS/X accomplishes the same.  It should be irrelevant to end users what 
libraries or tools you use to develop the app.

Regards,
Cliff

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