[Tkinter-discuss] From wxPython to TK

jimscafe pdhartley at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 05:11:46 CET 2009

I will look at QT, I see there is a book on QT4 in Amazon which would get me
started. Previously the Windows license put me off QT but I understand that
has changed now.

It isn't only the font problem but behavious for some wx widgets is
different too (and odd on linux for the combo box)

Tim Jones-8 wrote:
> On Mar 19, 2009, at 1:42 AM, jimscafe wrote:
>> I am a businessman who writes his own software to help run the  
>> business. That
>> said I started writing software in Fortran on an ICL mainframe,  
>> then on a
>> Commodore pet, then an Apple II.
>> I gravitated towards Python some 6 years ago (via java and perl)  
>> and enjoy
>> Python.
>> The gui is another matter. I tried TK at first then for the last 3  
>> years
>> have been using wxPython - I bought a book on it as I find the  
>> documentation
>> difficult, not to say irritating at times.
> Sorry to usurp the TK-ness of this thread, but have you taken a look  
> at PyQT (http://www.riverbankcomputing.co.uk/software/pyqt/intro)?   
> It's Python wrappers for the QT framework.  Now that Nokia has  
> removed the commercial limitations on the QT development environment,  
> and since you're not writing commercial apps, the combination of PyQT  
> and QT are free.  QT's implementation is pretty solid across all  
> platforms, but be aware that ANY cross-platform toolkit is going to  
> see problems with the DPI setting differences between Windows (72 DPI  
> default) and Linux X11 (72 to 99 DPI default).  You really need to  
> create your widgets in such a manner that things can be scaled based  
> on your determination of the system's current DPI value.
> You can get the DPI value on Linux using "xdpyinfo | grep resolution"  
> in a terminal.
> HTH,
> Tim
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