Tkinter--does anyone use it for sophisticated GUI development?

Kevin Walzer kw at
Sat Oct 21 16:52:48 CEST 2006

sturlamolden wrote:
> Christophe wrote:
>> Nobody mentionned it, but I think you should try PyQT and PyGTK before
>> wxPython. Myself, I do not like wx : it looks too much like the MFC.
>> PyGTK is good, but GTK doesn't work that well on windows.
> GTK and PyGTK works well on Windows now. GTK used to be unstable on
> Windows, but that has been taken care of. I would not use anything else
> but PyGTK for GUI development in Python. Go here to get the Windows
> port:
> With PyGTK and GLADE, the GUI can be designed in GLADE and imported as
> an XML-resource (using libglade). It saves us of all the tedious
> GUI-programming. All that is needed is the event handlers, which we
> obviously have to code. When they are done, we simply put references to
> them in a dictionary, and tell libglade to dispacth on it. All the GUI
> programming crap is hidden away. Since there is no actual GUI code in
> Python, it also makes maintenance and upgrading much easier: The GUI
> can be redesigned in GLADE without affecting the Python code. Have you
> ever tried to change anything in an MFC project with Visual C++? It's a
> nightmare.
I'm a Mac developer--Gtk does not run natively on the Mac (i.e. as an
Aqua framework), only under X11. So that's a non-starter for me.

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