[PythonCE] tk/tcl

John Aherne johna at johnaherne.co.uk
Sun Jan 21 17:52:52 CET 2007

I have been playing around with tk/tcl over the last week at various times.

It seems to work quite well. I have loaded on a variety of demo type 
programs to see what works and what doesn't.

I have also run some programs for a day or so to see what happens on 
long-running tasks. So far it seems quite good.

One big issue is that the programs don't run as WM apps. This is a 
problem. I do need them to run like standard WM apps.

One of the other things I wanted was signature capture. But I have had 
problems using the stylus with the canvas. This may well be because I 
have no real idea how tk/tcl works. And what I need to change to get the 
mouse movements and the draw working.

The basic python port seems really good. I have been running tests with 
sockets and threads to talk to a simple twisted server and so far 
without making it too complicated it has all hung together,

I imagine that the port for python without the WM gui support will slow 
down take-up.

I see that someone was starting to look at Venster for CE, but I haven't 
heard any more. That seems like it might be a lot of work.

I did take a quick look at wxpyce, but got the problem of not enough 
memory, so I backed off for the moment.

I'm now wondering what my best next move might be.

Any suggestions would be welcomed.


John Aherne

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