Exploring Python for next desktop GUI Project

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jul 24 20:04:06 CEST 2014

On 24/07/2014 17:18, Chris Angelico wrote:
> 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.

s/wxwidgets/wxpython/ unless you fancy wrapping it yourself :)

> 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.

Definitely definitely Python 3.  It's The Comfy Chair who anybody having 
the audacity to disagreee on this!!!

> ChrisA

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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