WxPython and TK

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Mon Aug 8 06:29:24 CEST 2011


On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 6:26 PM, azrael <jura.grozni at gmail.com> wrote:
> Today I found a quote from Guido.
>
> wxPython is the best and most mature cross-platform GUI toolkit, given a number of constraints. The only reason wxPython isn't the standard Python GUI toolkit is that Tkinter was there first.
> -- Guido van Rossum
>
> OK, now. Isn't it maybe time to throw out TK once and for all? Python is missing one of the most important aspects of todays IT industry. GUI development native library (I mean a serious one).
>
> If I would have gotten a dollar for every time I talked to someone in a company about why they dont use python for their products and I was served the answer "Well it kind of sucks in GUI development", I would be a millionaire.

That may be the only reason Tkinter was originally added to the
standard library rather than wxPython, but there are plenty of reasons
against changing it now.  Even ignoring for the moment the fact that
wxPython *still* doesn't work with Python 3 (2.5 years now since the
initial release of Python 3.0), here is a nice, recent summary of some
of the issues involved:

http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2011-January/1264955.html

Cheers,
Ian



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