Re: Pythonic cross-platform GUI desingers à la Interface Builder (Re: what gui designer is everyone using)
maillist at schwertberger.de
Tue Jun 12 01:15:00 CEST 2012
Am 11.06.2012 16:09, schrieb Mark Roseman:
> On the Tkinter front, I just want to reiterate two important points that
> are not nearly as well known as they should be.
> First, it is possible and in fact easy to do decent looking GUI's in
> Tkinter, with the caveat that you do in fact have to do things very
> slightly differently than you would have 15 years ago. Shocking, I know.
Yes, but when I have the choice between Tkinter, Qt and wx, I still
would go for wx or Qt (or stick to wx which I chose 12 years ago).
I don't see the point of chosing Tkinter over the other toolkits.
> Second, there does exist at least one fairly good source of
> documentation for new users wishing to do exactly this (according to
> many, many comments I have received), though that documentation is
> admittedly buried in a sea of out-of-date information that is still all
> too easy to find.
> Please see http://www.tkdocs.com and in particular the tutorial there.
The point of this thread is that Python is not attractive to casual
users who want to implement some GUI programs.
I don't see how that would change without an easy-to-use GUI builder,
no matter how good the documentation is.
Of course, it's possible to split up the documentation into many small
building blocks which the user could copy & paste together.
But then we have a poor-man's GUI builder. I doubt that it would
attract new users.
(For more straightforward tasks like hardware control / data
acquisition I made good experiences with a Wiki-based approach
of providing snippets. But *simple* GUIs are mainly visual and
there should be a way to create them visually without consulting
More information about the Python-list