[Tkinter-discuss] Tkinter-discuss Digest, Vol 35, Issue 3

Harlin Seritt harlinseritt at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 7 13:41:41 CET 2007

For those who come by here and read these words and misunderstand them...

>>"I know there is a lot of talk about Tkinter being an antiquated toolkit,
unsuitable for commercial software development."

Functionality never goes out of style for people who really know what they want out of an application. I honestly can't think of too many things you can't accomplish with Tkinter if you're writing a GUI app. Of course the great thing is that with a little tweaking here and there, your Tkinter app can look as beautiful as you like!

Harlin Seritt

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Today's Topics:

   1. Shareware product using Tkinter (Kevin Walzer)


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Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2007 18:07:59 -0500
From: Kevin Walzer 
Subject: [Tkinter-discuss] Shareware product using Tkinter
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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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