Exploring Python for next desktop GUI Project
zachary.ware+pylist at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 18:22:50 CEST 2014
On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:57 AM, Noble Bell <noblebell at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am exploring the idea of creating my next desktop GUI project in Python and would like a little advice from you folks about a couple of requirements.
> My requirements will be:
> 1. Needs to be portable across platforms with native LAF (Windows,Linux,OSX)
The Python standard library includes the tkinter package, which is an
interface to Tcl/Tk. The 'ttk' module provides themed/themable
widgets that have the platform-native look by default. I've
successfully used tkinter for a few projects, and have kept most of my
sanity :). One of the biggest benefits to tkinter is that, since it
is included with Python, so you don't have to distribute a separate
> 2. Python 2 or 3? Which will serve me better in the future?
Python 3 is the future of Python, but Python 2(.7) is still alive and
kicking. I would suggest sticking to Python 3 if at all possible, but
revert back to 2.7 (no farther! :) if you have dependencies that you
can't escape that rely on Python 2. If you're just learning Python,
learn with Python 3 before you start with Python 2, even if you'll
wind up using Python 2. Python 3 is easier to learn in the first
place, and it's easier to learn the transition from 3->2 than 2->3.
Hope this helps,
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