Exploring Python for next desktop GUI Project

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 18:18:23 CEST 2014


On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 1:57 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)
> 2. Python 2 or 3? Which will serve me better in the future?
>
> Thanks in advance.

The first one is certainly possible. Pick any of the well-known
toolkits (Tkinter, wxwidgets, GTK, etc), and see how it feels. All of
them are portable across the three platforms you name, so see which
one is most comfortable for you to code in and produces the best
results.

Definitely Python 3. If you don't have anything specifically holding
you to Python 2, take Python 3 and get all the latest features. Most
importantly, you'll never run into troubles with Unicode.

ChrisA



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