[Tkinter-discuss] Shareware product using Tkinter

Kevin Walzer kw at codebykevin.com
Sat Jan 6 00:07:59 CET 2007

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I know there is a lot of talk about Tkinter being an antiquated toolkit,
unsuitable for commercial software development. However, I am using
Tkinter in one of my shareware programs:

http://www.codebykevin.com/packetstream.html  (there's a screenshot)

This application makes use of some recent advances in Tk development,
including Tile (see http://tkinter.unpythonic.net/wiki/TileWrapper for
the Python wrapper). It also makes use of some nice Tkinter widgets such
as ToolTip (http://tkinter.unpythonic.net/wiki/ToolTip).

If you pay attention to some of the specifics of the platform you are
targeting (this app is for Mac OS X users) and to other points of
application design, such as icons (I find the Tango set to be very
polished and well-suited for the Mac; it doesn't scream "Linux"), then I
think it's quite possible to make a nice, polished, professional-looking
application with Tkinter.

I'm curious if anyone has thought about gathering a listing of other
Tkinter applications, commercial or otherwise, that are
well-designed/attractive. Perhaps a screenshot page at the Tkinter wiki
or elsewhere?

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Kevin Walzer
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