[Tutor] Web client programming
Mon, 1 Jan 2001 23:10:20 -0500
Python is capable of being extremely portable across platforms -- if
you stay away from the stuff marked as only available on certian
platforms (ie. the Posix module, the win32 module, etc).
For the GUI part of it there are several options:
GTK has been ported to windows (check with the gimpwin team)
and has python bindings (I don't know if the bindings work on
windows, but I hope so since I want to use them in the
Qt works on Linux and Windows and has python bindings.
Someone else recently said that using PyQt in windows is free
since the PyQt maintainer got a license for Qt from TrollTech
and PyQt is an app which doesn't require you to get another
Another alternative is wxPython -- python bindings for
wxWindows. wxWindows is a cross-platform gui system that
basically defines an interface which is then implemented in
terms of the native gui system. ie Windows users would be
using wxMFC which will look like a windows app while Linux
users can use wxGTK or wxMotif which will make it look like a
GTK or Motif app.
All three solutions have GUI designers. GTK has a cool library
associated with it called "libglade". libglade reads the output of
the Glade gui designer and creates the gui at runtime (as opposed to
the traditional method of generating code that is statically
compiled). I don't know if it works in windows (it is written in C)
but I really hope so. If not we could get together and make it
portable (maybe re-code it in python ;-)).
As for connecting to the backend database, I think using the
database's given library for client connections would be the best
On Mon, Jan 01, 2001 at 10:50:18PM -0800, David Metzler wrote:
> The client does not want to accept the limitations of a web browser
> I am considering a Python client.
> What is the best way to program a connection to the backend sql database?
> What are the other options and why are the problems with them?
> What is necessary to make this code cross platform, IE: Linux, Win98