On 8 Nov 2006 11:49:07 -0800, "John Henry" <john106henry at hotmail.com>
So, is there another toolkit I should be looking at?
I highly recommend wxPython. It's very mature, full-featured, and
portable, and fairly easy to learn as well. I can't really compare it to
other toolkits (not having used any of them, except Tkinter), but it's
definitely one of the most popular and well-supported ones out there.
I highly recommend that you try PythonCard (which sits on top of
I took a brief look at PythonCard almost a year ago and got discouraged
by what I found, so I stopped looking at it. I've inserted my notes
from back then, below. Does anybody know if these things have been
fixed in the latest release?
My notes from Fri Dec-23-2005:
This is a list of gripes I have while trying to learn about PythonCard.
I'm trying to investigate various GUI builders for Python, and
PythonCard looks promising, but a lot of things are getting in the way.
I installed yesterday, using this installer:
A) The very first example in the tutorial is wrong!
On this page: http://pythoncard.sourceforge.net/documentation.html
When you follow this link to try something for the very first time:
Getting Started in PythonCard by Dan Shafer:
You quickly see that the minimal.py example doesn't even contain
this line, even though the tutorial refers to it:
def on_menuFileAbout_select(self, event):
And, of course, if you replace the word "pass" with this, as
result = dialog.alertDialog(self, 'It works!', 'Showing Off')
it won't run, because the existing "pass" line isn't inside a def
inside of a class.
B) Is the Notebook widget really supported?
In the installed file "changelog.txt" (gets installed as part of
PythonCard installation), it says:
"added Notebook component, PageBackground, and testNotebook
But, the testNotebook sample is nowhere to be found.
I looked lots of places, including the main SourceForge web site,
and on the wiki, here:
Both the main website and the wiki seem way out of date, and the
latest dates I could find on both of them are sometime in 2004.
Finally, by following the mailing list archive link on the main
website, I managed to find a reference to the notebook component on the
ASPN site, where some guy named Brian wonders about the same thing as
me, concerning the availability of the notebook component:
and, that message led me here:
where Kevin Altis admits that he forgot to include it in the 0.8.1
release! At least he provides a way to download it separately. But,
gheesh, this is pretty poor for a new user. I was interested in using
the notebook component right away, because I looked at the wxGlade
tutorial before looking at PythonPage, and they use the notebook
component in their example (and I decided I really want to use the
To add insult to injury, after you download the zip file with the
testNotebook stuff, the readme file says this:
"Until we have a Notebook integrated into some of the other
samples or tools this will serve as a basic test app, but I don't expect
to include it in releases."
C) Are the websites being maintained?