[Tutor] newbie to gui programming

John johnf at jfcomputer.com
Wed Jul 7 05:36:05 CEST 2010

On Tuesday 06 July 2010 05:35:34 pm Nick Raptis wrote:
> Please excuse if I'm jumping on the topic. Haven't done any GUI work so
> this interests me too.
> wxPython always seemed a great choice as it works on all platforms, and
> uses GTK+ for linux.
> Well, what mainly bugs me about wxPython is that most of it's API names
> come from the wx C library, you almost can feel the C code underneath.
> I would really love a more pythonic wrapper around it.
> Really good news is that on this very list on another thread, someone
> suggested Dabo http://dabodev.com/
> It's a python library on top of wxPython and it's database-logic-GUI
> separation looks a lot like the MVP of django, which I'm familiar with.
> Of course, a bit not that easy to install if you're just starting out
> and there are no books for it. It's also database oriented, but I
> consider this a plus.
> I'd like to hear your views on whether you think it might be a good
> choice for a new python programmer, exactly for the above reasons.
> I think it might be worth the hurdles and pay off in the end.
> Nick

I really enjoy Dabo and I feel it is very easy to use and learn.  Best of all 
there plenty of support.


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