[Tutor] Re: GUI module selection?

Steve George slgeorge at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 15:04:15 CEST 2005

Hi Lee,

You can currently use Pygtk on OSX as long as you use the Apple X
server.  The easiest way is through fink which has 2.4:


There are efforts underway to port GTK+ to OSX natively by Hubert
Figuière, but he's only just started:


The best way to learn about Pygtk is through the list:


or http://www.pygtk.org

If your application is going to be mostly used from Linux then pygtk
is a good choice as it's bundled in with the majority of
distributions.  If it's cross-platform then WX is probably better as
they've focused on this area.  If it's Mac OSX then PyObj seems the
way to go.



On 4/13/05, Lee Cullens <leec03273 at mac.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to narrow down the detailed trials I need to go through in
> selecting basic GUI module approaches (just getting started in this
> Python "playground" - dev platform Mac OS X).
> Maybe these old eyes are just missing it, but I can't seem to satisfy
> my curiosity on the following:
> 1)  Use of GTK+, PyGTK and Gazpacho with Python 2.4 in general
> 2)  GTK+, PyGTK and Gazpacho binaries for Mac OS X in general and more
> specifically for MacPython 2.4.1
> 3)  wxPython vs GTK+ (vs Tkinter?) as a starting point for developing
> multimedia apps (for building sophisticated multimedia presentations)
> potentially for cross platform (and pyObjC for Mac only)  -
> opinions/pointers anyone or maybe *another* better course?
> Thanks,
> Lee C
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