Python GUI toolkit

Chris Mellon arkanes at
Mon Feb 4 16:24:38 CET 2008

On Feb 4, 2008 9:19 AM,  <bockman at> wrote:
> >
> > Another toolkit you might look into is Tkinter. I think it is something
> > like the "official" toolkit for python. I also think it is an adapter
> > for other toolkits, so it will use gtk widgets on gnome, qt widgets on
> > kde and some other strange widgets on windows.
> >
> Not t so,  AFAIK. Tkinter is the python adapter for Tk, the toolkit
> originally developed for Tcl language.
> The latest version of Tk (not yet integrated in Python, maybe in 2.6)
> has themes, which emulates
> the look-and-feel of native toolkit at list for XP and OS X. For unix,
> the last time I checked, there was only a theme that looked like a
> plainer version of Gtk default theme. No Gnome or Kde themes yet.
Nitpick, but an important one. It emulates *look*. Not feel. Native
look is easy and totally insufficient for a "native" app - it's the
feel that's important.

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