[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: wxPython

From: Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Date: Fri Jan 12 11:09:37 EET 2007
On Fri Jan 12 03:29:58 2007, Jeffrey Barish wrote:
> Dave Cridland wrote:
> > On Thu Jan 11 16:28:30 2007, Jeffrey Barish wrote:
> >> Is anyone aware of a port of wxPython to the 770 or 800?
> > > Before you think seriously about wxPython, I'd recommend
> > reconsidering - pygtk is just as good, and better in some areas.
> > Given the reduction in the number of layers, I'd assume that 
> working
> > with pyGTK would be more efficient anyway.
> > > I'm speaking as someone who's worked heavily with wxPython and
> > started using pyGTK specifically for the 770 - I'm free from bias 
> in
> > that respect.
> > > Dave.
> Nor am I entranced by wxPython, but my application needs to run 
> both on a
> portable platform and Windows.

So does mine - Polymer has been running on Windows for quite a while, 
as well as on Linux. However, for Telomer, my primary consideration 
was getting the interface "right" for a handheld, keyboardless 
device, and overall, I think I've probably done more "new" code than 

Had wxPython existed, I might well have used that, but I suspect that 
the resultant UI would be (even) worse than it is now.

I'm absolutely not saying "Do Not Use wxPython!", but I am saying to 
give the pyGTK option serious consideration - depending on how 
distinct the handheld and Windows UI will end up.

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