Which GUI framework to use?

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Tue Aug 4 08:48:31 CEST 2009

koranthala schrieb:
> Hi,
>    I am creating a very minimal application (a networking app).
>    I have written the application using Twisted.
>    Now, I need to put a GUI wrapper on the application.
>    The application needs a login screen and also it needs to be
> minimized to system tray. If I right click the image on system tray, I
> should be able to close it.
>    It uses some legacy code, so the whole app is written in Python
> 2.4. Also, my company requires that I use permissive licenses (no GPL
> - MIT, BSD, LGPL etc ok)

Google this group. The discussions are abundant about this. Keep in mind 
that while Qt changed licenses to LGPL, PyQt didn't and thus you can't 
use it.

>    Which GUI framework is best for this? I tried using Tkinter, but it
> does not support minimize to system tray (or I couldnt find it).
>    This is my first foray to GUI programming, so other issues that I
> am worried about -
>    1. GUI needs a loop, Twisted needs a loop. How can both go ahead
> without messing each other?

Google is your friend here, too:



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