[PyQt] Dilemma: Pqt or wxpython

Tony Lynch tlynch at xype.com
Tue Sep 11 15:14:42 BST 2012

Phil has maintained PyQt uninterrupted for (I think) 8 or 9 years. He
tends to fix bugs within a day. Qt is much better than wx in general,
and more widely used. I'd go for Qt/PyQt every time,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: pyqt-bounces at riverbankcomputing.com [mailto:pyqt-
> bounces at riverbankcomputing.com] On Behalf Of Gour
> Sent: 11 September 2012 14:05
> To: pyqt at riverbankcomputing.com
> Subject: Re: [PyQt] Dilemma: Pqt or wxpython
> On Fri, 8 Apr 2011 13:14:13 -0400
> Doug Bell <dougb at bellz.org> wrote:
> Hopefully, you don't mind jumping into this (old) thread...
> > Several years ago I wrote the same simple application in both
> > toolkits. After that, it became obvious that PyQt was the way to go.
> > The wx toolkit was not very friendly to use, reminding me way too
> much
> > of the bad old days with Microsoft's MFC.  PyQt is really
> > cross-platform: something written and debugged on Linux is very
> nearly
> > guaranteed to work well on Windows, and vice-versa.  On wxPython,
> > there was no shortage of platform-specific bugs.
> I'm in the same boat today...abandoned idea to wait & use some working
> GUI library in D language and decided to learn & use python.
> Personally, I use gtk-based desktop (Xfce) and I like it, but would
> like to write general-purpose desktop open-source application capable
> to run on Linux, Mac & Windows.
> I cannot speak about wx's API (un)friendliness and/or
> bugs, but my main concern is that wxWidgets project does not have many
> active developers...
> Of course, PyQt is, afaik, mostly one-man show, similar to wxpython
> tireless work from Robin Dunn, but, otoh, Qt has much bigger
> development community.
> What do you think about my concern in regards to this dilemma and/or
> some other relevant point to decide properly[1] ?
> Let me add that I also plan to use Cython (for speed purposes of
> project's back-end functionality), as well as to use Python3.
> [1] my project will be done in my spare time, so I'd like to avoid
>   learning and coding in the 'wrong' toolkit which is not properly
>   developed/maintained.
> Sincerely,
> Gour
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