How is GUI programming in Python?

Paul Rubin http
Thu Apr 10 04:00:43 CEST 2008

Chris Stewart <cstewart913 at> writes:
> I've always had an interest in Python and would like to dabble in it
> further.  I've worked on a few very small command line programs but
> nothing of any complexity.  I'd like to build a really simple GUI app
> that will work across Mac, Windows, and Linux.  How painful is that
> going to be?  I used to be really familiar with Java Swing a few years
> ago.  I imagine it will be similar.
> ...
> Next, what would you say is the best framework I should look into?

If by "best" you mean "easiest", that is probably tkinter, which
comes with python.  It is somewhat rudimentary and the widgets that
come with it don't look so great.  But if you just want to put up
GUI's with basic functionality and not much glitz, it is ok for most
such purposes.
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