What is the best Python GUI API?

Alex_Gaynor alex.gaynor at gmail.com
Fri Nov 14 02:18:18 CET 2008


On Nov 13, 7:08 pm, Stef Mientki <stef.mien... at gmail.com> wrote:
> rm wrote:
> > On Nov 13, 2:23 pm, James Harris <james.harri... at googlemail.com>
> > wrote:
>
> >> On 13 Nov, 18:59, Stef Mientki <stef.mien... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >>> Abah Joseph wrote:
>
> >>>>  What is the best Python GUI API? I am planning to start my first GUI
> >>>> application and I need something easy and cross platform. Qt
> >>>> applications look beautiful but I hate the license. What do you advice?
>
> >>> I agree about the Qt-license,
> >>> and I'm now a happy wxPython user.
>
> >> I too have had good results with wxwidgets when developing a GUI. The
> >> cross-platform native look and feel was a major benefit from my point
> >> of view allowing screens to "look native" under different OSs with no
> >> code changes.
>
> >> --
> >> James
>
> > Not so good if your native Linux look is KDE. ;)  I also hate the fact
> > that the GTK File Save/Open dialog box does not allow file/folder
> > renames.  On Windows, however, wxPython is great.  I guess it depends
> > on how big your application is and what is the target audience/
> > clientele.
>
> Ok you only guess, but ...
> .. you're suggesting
> - that if the application is too big, wxPython is not a good choice.
> What's big ?
> - if the target is ... ??? ... it's not a good choice, for what audience
> is wxPython not suited ?
> thanks,
> Stef Mientki
>
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>

I like the PyGTK api best, it feels the most pythonic.  That being
said it is a royal pain in the ass to distribute to windows users, so
I think from that perspective wxPython is probably the best choice.



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