wxPython/wxWidgets ok for production use ?

Mike Driscoll kyosohma at gmail.com
Mon Mar 10 20:33:17 CET 2008


On Mar 10, 2:11 pm, Stefan Behnel <stefan... at behnel.de> wrote:
> Malcolm Greene wrote:
> >> My personal experience with wxPython has its ups and downs. Specifically
> >> when it comes to crashes, I wouldn't bet my life on it.
>
> > I'm new to Python and getting ready to build a small client based
> > application intended to run on Windows and Linux. I was planning on using
> > wxPython until I saw your comment above.
>
> Just to make this sound a bit less like FUD: my last experience with wxPython
> dates back a couple of years (2004/5?), but back then, we used BoaConstructor
> in a project, which crashed a bit too often to do real work with it - and with
> crashing I mean crashing Python, not just showing us its blank traceback. So
> this was definitely a problem either in wxWindows or in wxPython.
>
> I have no idea how well it works today, but this has definitely forged my
> opinion on wxPython.
>
> > Any suggestions on an alternative Python client-side GUI library (pyQT ?)
> > or tips on where I can find out more about wxPython/wxWidget problems?
>
> The only other GUI library I used was PyQT3. To me, it has proven to be very
> stable, pretty easy to use and feature rich. And from what I read about it,
> PyQT4 is supposed to be another lot better and has removed the few API quirks
> I found at the time (AFAIR, it finally returns plain Python strings from the
> API, for example).
>
> Stefan

I agree with Stef. Boa is definitely goofy and while I know some
people swear by it, I see far too many people having issues. I go with
hand coding or XRC. Some also like SPE, but I haven't tried that to
know.

Mike



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