wxPython/wxWidgets ok for production use ?

Benjamin musiccomposition at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 03:47:59 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).
No, it still returns QStrings, so it doesn't break tons of code. I
just always convert it to unicode if I'm going to keep the string
> Stefan

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