Python package Management GUI - New Project on Sourceforge

Gabriel Rossetti gabriel.rossetti at arimaz.com
Mon Feb 2 08:33:05 CET 2009


James Mills wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 2:57 PM, David Lyon <david.lyon at preisshare.net> wrote:
>   
>>> To be truly cross platform, consider
>>> using the Tcl/Tk toolkit rather tahn
>>> wxWindows. Why ? Because Tcl/TK
>>> is packaged and provided along with
>>> most Python distributions.
>>>       
>> I agree with your point..
>>
>> The problem is that Tcl/TK is a functionaly
>> handicapped and results in a less powerful GUI.
>>
>> In an installer, it is not so hard to install
>> the wxWidgets dll (under windows)
>>
>> But later, I won't mind redoing it in tk if
>> it becomes too much of a hassle.
>>     
>
> David, I would really recommend that you
> seriously consider using the Tcp/Tk toolkit.
> Why ? Because of my point above, you'll
> find the tool will most likely have a greater
> impact and uptake than one requiring a user
> or developer to install a 3rd party toolkit
> and library just to use your gui package
> manager :)
>   

Well, isn't tkinter being removed? 
(http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-3108/)
So the user will have to install it anyways, I think wx is way better 
that tkinter
from a user and a developer's perspective. I think it's time to let it 
go....but hey,
that's just my two cents...

Gabriel
> Trust me when I say this, the simpler you
> make this, the better. "Powerful" is meaningless
> in the context of programming - it has no
> meaning. If you meant wxWindows/wxWidgets
> are more feature-rich, then yes I agree - but
> at what cost ? :)
>
> My 2c,
>
> cheers
> James
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