gui toolkits: the real story? (Tkinter, PyGTK, etc.)

Chris Mellon arkanes at
Wed Oct 3 17:32:14 CEST 2007

On 10/2/07, bramble <cadet.bramble at> wrote:
> On Oct 2, 11:07 am, "Chris Mellon" <arka... at> wrote:
> >
> > PyGtk has poor cross platform support, a very large footprint (the
> > largest of all these libraries) as well as a complicated runtime
> > environment.
> What's complicated about it?

There's an enormous amount of dependencies and runtime configuration,
such as finding theme engines and handling preferences. There's
solutions for managing all of that of course, but it's still much more
overhead than dirt-simple Tk.

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