Recommendation for GUI lib?

Dietmar Schwertberger maillist at schwertberger.de
Thu Jun 2 17:57:22 EDT 2016


On 02.06.2016 12:35, John Pote wrote:
> I've used wxPython (www.wxpython.org) for a few GUI projects and found 
> it ok. It's a wrapper for the wxWidgets C++ library. There's even a 
> reasonable free GUI builder, wxGlade, which I use as I prefer 
> constructing GUI's that way rather than writing raw wxPython code. 
> Never tried any of the paid for GUI builders.
> Disadvantage is the download page only provides builds for Python 2.6 
> or 2.7.
>
> Does anyone know how Project Phoenix is coming on? 
> http://wxpython.org/Phoenix/ItsAlive/ shows wxPython working with 
> Python 3.2.
> Comments on how stable it is and how easy to install would be helpful.
I have been using Phoenix now for half a year and are very happy with 
it. A release is on its way. For most platforms there are snapshot 
builds which are easy to install.

See e.g. 
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/wxpython-users/soHFLOrerVs/MSijBTQ6KAAJ


The snapshot installation does not include the demo and the .chm help 
file (yet?). These and the book I found to be the most helpful resources 
(much more usable than online reference documentation as e.g. with Qt).


I think that wxGlade is the most promising Python GUI builder and I'm 
confident that it will see improvements to increase usability. I have 
tried some others from time to time, including also QtCreator, but none 
was really convincing.

Regards,

Dietmar




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