VB to Python migration

Nicolas Kassis nic.kassis at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 21:12:45 EST 2006

Josh wrote:

> We have a program written in VB6 (over 100,000 lines of code and
> 230 UI screens) that we want to get out of VB and into a better
> language. The program is over 10 years old and has already been
> ported from VB3 to VB6, a job which took over two years. We would
> like to port it to Python, but we need to continue to offer
> upgrades and fixes to the current VB6 version. Does anybody know of
> ways we could go about rewriting this, one screen at a time, in
> Python, and calling the screens from the existing program?
> We are also looking for a graphics toolkit to use. IronPython with
> it's .NET bindings and ability to integrate with Visual Studio
> looks good, but leaves that bad MS taste in the mouth.
> We currently use a MS Access back end and need to migrate to a
> proper SQL server. We need to leave options open for SQL Server
> (for customers who want to use existing infrastructure) and
> something like MySQL or PostgreSQL. But in the mean time, we need
> to be able to access an MSAccess (Jet) database from Python.
> Any answers/suggestions/pointers are greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Josh Isted

For the Database, you should use the SQLObject(sqlobject.org) module.


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