Once again, comparison wxpython with PyQt

Jive Dadson notontheweb at noisp.com
Thu Jun 18 22:23:52 EDT 2009

Qt has far better documentation, and it has Qt Designer.  The 
documentation is a big deal.  I wrote a little project in wxPython, and 
I spent 90% of my time just trying to find the names of member functions 
and then to figure out what they do.

Why not use Qt C++?  I like Python a lot.  Heck, I even embedded it in a
robot controller that might have wrangled some of the wafers that went 
into your computer chips.  But I think I would go with C++ for a medium 
size GUI project.

Hans Müller wrote:
> Here we have to select between wxPython and PyQt for a medium size project.
> In this project several hundred dialogs are to be created. This work 
> will be done by a
> program generator which has to re-written.
> The question now is which framework should we use.
> As far as I could found is PyQt with the Qt Framework the superior choice.
> Most articles I found (not all) results to PyQt.
> But Qt is expensive ~ 3400€ per Developer and OS.
> Since these articles are more or less old, it would be nice to hear your 
> current opinions.
> Condensed, I found this pros / cons:
> Pros for Qt:
>     - best framwork, well designed
>     - nice GUI builders
>     - faster execution
> Cons:
>     - epensive
> Pros for wxPython:
>     - cheap
>     - big community
> Cons:
>     - more layers on top of OS
>     - more bugs (still valid ?)
>     - slower
> Can someone tell me about his experiences with one or both frameworks ?
> Thanks a lot,
> Greetings
> Hans

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