[Tutor] newbie to gui programming

Noufal Ibrahim noufal at nibrahim.net.in
Thu Jul 8 13:32:04 CEST 2010

Payal <payal-python at scriptkitchen.com> writes:


> Thanks a lot for the mails all of you.
> Someone commented that wxpython occassionally shows it C/C++ roots. Will
> that haunt me cos' I have zero knowledge of C/C++.
> What about py-gtk? Is it more pythonic to learn and hence easy?

I've used wx and pygtk and don't really have a recommendation one way or
another. But then again, my use was quite light. I do know though that
wx is a lot more first class on platforms other than Gnu/Linux.

> Or can I start with tkinter (and maybe remain with it), if it is easy to
> learn? (I liked fetchmailconf and I think it was done in tkinter).

Tkinter is nice for quick and dirty throw away stuff. I wouldn't
recommend it for any large apps but if you want to get your feet wet,
it's a nice thing to try out. 

> I get discouraged a bit fast, so I want the first toolset to be as
> easy as possible.

Tkinter is good on that front but it can quickly get out of control for
larger apps. 



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