wxpython ms-dos black window popping up in background

Stef Mientki stef.mientki at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 20:34:13 CEST 2008

Mike Driscoll wrote:
> On Sep 10, 6:48 am, James A. Donald <jam... at echeque.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, 9 Sep 2008 14:35:13 -0700 (PDT), icarus <rsa... at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Oh ok. Thanks. In windows xp I just renamed the file extension to .pyw
>>> That did it.
>>> one more question...
>>> how do I create a pythonw standalone executable that works on w32,
>>> linux, mac, etc..?
>> I have noticed that when applications are written in Python with the
>> GUI created by PyGTK, it seems that to install the application on each
>> slightly different version of unix is a fairly major task - although
>> the creators of PyGTK proudly say that the code will run anywhere, it
>> definitely will not install anywhere - the code will only run on a
>> slightly different system after a massive and major rewrite of the
>> install for that target system.
>> Horrible installs are a chronic problem GUI programs driven by
>> interpreted languages  Installing visual basic programs that worked on
>> one Windows machine to work on a very slightly different windows
>> machine was also a nightmare.
>> I have not attempted to create installable wxPython windows, but
>> generally, "run anywhere" will bite you.  Still looking for a good
>> solution to "run anywhere".
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>> http://www.jim.com/     James A. Donald
> I haven't had much trouble getting wxPython applications to run in
> Windows XP and Ubuntu Hardy Heron. Of course, my GUIs aren't extremely
> complex, but I did make use of Hammond's PyWin32 package and had to
> wrap those in Platform aware conditional statements. Plus wx was
> pretty easy to install in Ubuntu, so that was cool.
same with me,
wxPython, packed with py2exe + ino setup,
runs out of the box on XP, Vista, Ubuntu without any problem.

> I can't really comment on other toolkits though.
> Mike
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