Recommendation for GUI lib?
johnhpote at o2.co.uk
Sat Jun 4 19:08:54 EDT 2016
On 02/06/2016 22:57, Dietmar Schwertberger wrote:
> 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.
> 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.
Qt and Qt Creator often come up in searches for Python GUI libraries. I
need to decide weather to upgrade to wxPython.Phoenix and Python 3.5 (as
soon as I upgrade to win 7!) or switch to Qt which I don't know at all.
It would be interesting to hear your experiences of trying Qt and why
you've stuck with wxPython in the end.
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