Pythonic cross-platform GUI desingers à la Interface Builder (Re: what gui designer is everyone using)

Wolfgang Keller feliphil at gmx.net
Thu Jun 14 20:45:55 CEST 2012


Danger: Flame ahead!
> I think efforts to make a better, and more definitive, "GUI builder"
> for Python should focus on makigng an easy to use "IDE" for creating
> these kinds of Python-HTMl-Javascript front ends for applications.

The idea of so-called "web applications" is a cerebral flatulance
emanating from braindead morons (typically the pointy-haired type),
sorry.

>From the perspective of the domain specialist who needs to get some work
done and who needs to get it done efficiently they are simply
unusable. The "functionality" that such "web interfaces" provide is
ridiculously poor, they are clumsy to use and even worse
hourglass-display systems than the junk that MS or SAP sell. Besides the
fact that they require obscene amounts of runtime ressources.
Besides... Sorry, this subject isn't worth wasting my brain bandwidth
on it.

I have started to use computers with GEM on Atari ST, MacOS 6.0.7 and
DOS 3.3, and if all those "web mailers" or "Google apps" had been the
only applications available back then I would have never started to use
computers at all.

In short: "web applications" are in no way a solution to the mentioned
problem, but they make this problem worse by piling up other problems
on top of it.

End of flame.

Sincerely,

Wolfgang


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