A little bit else I would like to discuss

azrael jura.grozni at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 19:22:32 EST 2009

On Feb 12, 9:24 pm, Tim Golden <m... at timgolden.me.uk> wrote:
> Philip Semanchuk wrote:
> > On Feb 12, 2009, at 3:04 PM, azrael wrote:
> >> Why will Microsoft's products kick the ass of open source. Because
> >> anyone does what he wants. Let's say There are 5 GUI libraries
> >> competing against each other. Think about it what could these 5 teams
> >> acomplish if they would work together. Or maybe a framework for RAD
> >> GUI devbelopment. after 10 years of python, there is still not one
> >> application for GUI Building that can beat Visual Studio.
> > Let me know when Visual Studio tries to address building GUIs for
> > Windows, OS X, Gnome, and KDE. Until then, you're comparing apples to
> > oranges, or chalk and cheese if you're from that part of the world.
> While your point is obviously good, it only applies if you
> even care about building for OS X, Gnome etc. If all you
> want is build on Windows (or Gnome or KDE or whatever) then
> the cross-platformness of any proposed toolkit is worthless
> and may even be a drawback if it reduces its functionality
> to a lowest common denominator.
> I have nothing really to say about GUI-building whatsits in
> general; I don't have cause to use them myself so I simply
> stand back and let their proponents fight it out. I just
> wanted to point out that playing the cross-platform card
> does not mean the game is over.

OK. If I don't use GUIs, is there anything other that I do. Is there
anything else where I can contribute. Maybe there should be a better
networking, crypto, database connection library. Or whatever.

Forget about Crossplatform Gui Building. That is something that the
developers from wxWidgets think about. Where is the point of python in
crossplatform compability if I download on windows machine a piece of
code writen for GTK and I don't have anything installed to support it.
Again I am going to make some downloads. Python is bundled with TK,
which is out of date.

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