[PyKDE] PyQwt win32 binary?

Hans-Peter Jansen hpj.lisa at t-online.de
Sat Feb 3 15:28:56 GMT 2001

Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Feb 2001, Scott Prive wrote:
> >
> > hpj.lisa at t-online.de (Hans-Peter Jansen) wrote:
> > >
> > > Scott Prive wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > Well, may have a look on wxPython. At least, the library is free, allows
> > > cross platform development on windows and unix, and has some nice features. Docs and some (non) free gui builder are available.
> >
> > Thanks for the tip. I had looked at wxPython, and put aside dealing with it for a few reasons. The first was less intergration with the OS desktop... I run Linux at home, using a mixmash of GNOME and Linux applications... I would rather have learned either Qt or GTK, and not a "third" toolkit. Yes, GTK compiles on Windows too and is "more" GPL, but it's not ready even for experienced C coders to use (GIMP/Win32 is an exception).
> >
> > I wasn't too impressed with the free GUI builders for wxPython.

In fact, at least boa I couldn't get to work, either.

> > Phil Thompson is
> > > called Robin Dunn in wxPython world. Robin used swig for wrapping. An in
> > > deep comparison of these two opponents would be nice...
> >
> > A comparitive review *would* be nice. I'm waiting for one to happen... maybe Boudewijn Rempt could get together with Camaron Laird and hash one together. :)
> >
> I'd first have to get wxPython to install. Over the past two years, I've
> tried repeatedly, but I only once succeeded, and then wxPython segfaulted
> over its own example applications. (Just like PyGTK did when I succeeded
> in installing it.)

I'm using different wxGTK/wxPython versions for a couple of month, and 
beside the usual small probs, it's working fine.
(wxGTK 2.2.[23], wxPython 2.2.[12], python 1.5.2, linux)

My probs so far arose from locale handling of python, GTK, wxGTK, mySQLdb 
in the mix, grid issues (biggest one resolved last night ;-), and some 
memory leaking from the wx libs (which is addressed in the CVS version,
but haven't tried it, yet).

I never got my work done that fast before...

Boudewijn, if you're willing to try it one more time, I'm willing to 
help you to get things going!

Keep-on-hacking-ly yours, hp
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