A beginner question about GUI use and development

Philip Semanchuk philip at semanchuk.com
Fri Nov 13 15:05:33 CET 2009

On Nov 13, 2009, at 3:55 AM, uap12 wrote:

> Hi!
> I have written som Python programs but no one with a GUI yet,
> i have look around and found a lot of diffrent gui module.
> I will develop program that will use a small amout of GUI part
> eg. program to show status about server etc.
> I have looked att wxWidget, but i like a rekommendation here
> (Will develop Windows program but somtimes OSX to)

Hej Anders,
wxWidgets and PyQT are very popular. As Marcus pointed out, Tkinter  
has the advantage that it ships with Python. These three should be  
your top candidates.

> When i givet the program away i like to pack it, so the enduser
> just run it, i don't like to tell the user to install Python, and/or
> som GUI package. is this possible.

Yes, but the solutions aren't straightforward. Look at py2exe for  
Windows and py2app for the Mac. I don't know what to recommend for  
*nix (Linux, FreeBSD, etc.)

> In the beginning it is okej to code the gui "by hand" to learn
> but after that i like som kind of GUI-designtool, and god
> to recommade ??

wxGlade is popular for wxWidgets. I don't know about PyQT or Tkinter.

Lycka till,

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