python GUIs comparison (want)

Mudcat mnations at
Sun Nov 5 07:28:02 CET 2006

When you say far better widgets, do you mean that it has a greater
number of widgets to choose from, or that the types of widgets are
basically the same but have a greater amount of flexibility in them?

Personally I find programming in Tkinter fairly simple and
straight-forward. I'm sure a lot of that is due to the fact I've been
using it for a while and have many templates already available when I
start to work on something new. But I don't find myself questioning it
very much for unnecessary typing like I do other things.

As far as appearance goes, I've scoured the net looking for examples of
widgets produced wxPython or other UIs, and I really don't see that
much difference than Tkinter. Now I haven't done a whole lot of
programming on XP, but as far as W2000 is concerned they all look very

What would be really cool is if someone were to come up with a UI that
has a totally new look and feel than anything that currently exists on
Windows. It seems like most of the native look and feel, even in XP,
are rather boxy and stale. I don't like Macs, but they do have cool
looking windows and frames.

Now I hardly know anything at all about low-level windows calls and
what is/is not possible. But I know that many applications draw their
own windows, skins, and functionality widgets to provide a sharper
appearance. It seems like it would be possible for someone to draw
these widgets and provide an api to display them through Python.

timmy wrote:
> Mudcat wrote:
> > I have been using Tkinter for several years now. Recently I have been
> > thinking about switching to something else that may have a sharper
> > appearance. However I'm not sure what that may be, and if that
> > something else is *that* much better than what I'm already using.
> >
> > Does everyone agree that wxPython looks best on Windows? I've also read
> > in a couple of places where Dabo looks pretty good as well.
> >
> > So if someone were to pick a UI that gave the best appearance, what
> > would they choose?
> >
> >
> i've been using wxpython for a few years and it's great.
> it's got far better widgets then tkinter and it's speed is greater on
> large stuff as well.
> it's got a great support forum and the maintainer robin dunn does a
> great job of answering all questions.
> i can't particularly fault wxpython. it looks great on all platforms and
> maintain the native look and feel of the platofrm as well.

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