The state of OO wrappers on top of wxPython (was Re: Wheel-reinvention with Python)
ed at leafe.com
Sat Jul 30 20:04:14 CEST 2005
On Saturday 30 July 2005 13:41, Peter Hansen wrote:
> The last time I checked (as I recall), at least Wax and possibly Dabo
> both either lagged well behind recent wxPython developments of provide
> relatively limited support, leaving out a sizable and (to me) important
> number of features from what they wrapped.
> Is this a remotely accurate and current picture of things? Or is it
> more fair to say that by adopting Dabo (or Wax?) one really loses
> nothing in terms of flexibility, and gains only improved write- and
I can't speak for Wax, but you don't lose anything from wxPython when you
work with Dabo. At the very least, if there is something that wxPython has
added that has not been integrated into Dabo yet, you can still code in
native wxPython. I've taken that approach in my current work on the Visual
Designer: some of the things that I needed to do couldn't be done in Dabo.
But in the spirit of 'eating your own dogfood', I then go back into the UI
framework code and add those things, so that the Designer is ultimately 100%
There are also several classes in wxPython that Dabo has not wrapped,
primarily the lower-level drawing classes and some of the newer graphics
classes, mainly because they weren't needed for a database application
framework. However, if there's a need, we'll be glad to add it.
-- Ed Leafe
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