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Looking for comments on BlackAdder

Hi,
I recently switched from windoze to Linux (SuSE 9.1) and want to write
some applications (mostly for personal use). I have several years
experience writing with Borland Delphi and now I am looking at Python.
BlackAdder incorporates Python and QT into a application similar to
Delphi for writing GUI applications. (I looked at Kylix and didn't
like it)

I wonder if BlackAdder is worth the price or would I be just as well
off using Idle and QT Designer?

I would appreciate any comments on BlackAdder.

dusty
Jul 18 '05 #1
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> BlackAdder incorporates Python and QT into a application similar to
Delphi for writing GUI applications. I wonder if BlackAdder is worth the
price or would I be just as well
off using Idle and QT Designer?


No, it is not worth the price (I had it). It doesn't help you much. Take a
test ride and if YOU like it, than buy it.
I think, you will be better off with idle and qtdesigner (or I hear eric3
is nice).

Jul 18 '05 #2
"dusty" <no***@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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Hi,
I recently switched from windoze to Linux (SuSE 9.1) and want to write
some applications (mostly for personal use). I have several years
experience writing with Borland Delphi and now I am looking at Python.
BlackAdder incorporates Python and QT into a application similar to
Delphi for writing GUI applications. (I looked at Kylix and didn't
like it)

I wonder if BlackAdder is worth the price or would I be just as well
off using Idle and QT Designer?

I would appreciate any comments on BlackAdder.


Can't comment on BlackAdder AND I'm still too green with Python to offer
"intelligent" opinions :-)
BUT if you are looking for cross-platform development of GUI apps under
Python, do take a look at www.wxPython.org. At first glance, wxPython looks
like a cleaner API as well as better integration with Python.

Note that I said GUI apps - not GUI development!
That still remains elusive although I don't know why. The underlying
software infrastructure seems to make it eminently doable! If I weren't so
green with Linux and Python, I could see writing a GUI programming front end
myself!

It's a shame about Kylix! I had high hopes for that myself.
Thomas Bartkus
Jul 18 '05 #3
On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 09:35:56 +0200, Marco Aschwanden
<PP**********@spammotel.com> wrote:
BlackAdder incorporates Python and QT into a application similar to
Delphi for writing GUI applications. I wonder if BlackAdder is worth the
price or would I be just as well
off using Idle and QT Designer?


No, it is not worth the price (I had it). It doesn't help you much. Take a
test ride and if YOU like it, than buy it.
I think, you will be better off with idle and qtdesigner (or I hear eric3
is nice).


I believe you're correct Marco. I am now looking at eric3 and seems to
have the same features as BlackAdder and for free. Also the BlackAdder
demo is very annoying because it has a timer that shuts it down at
very short prescribed times, and to test anything you must repeatedly
restart it.

Jul 18 '05 #4
On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 13:20:30 GMT, dusty <no***@nowhere.com> wrotf:
Hi,
I recently switched from windoze to Linux (SuSE 9.1) and want to write
some applications (mostly for personal use). I have several years
experience writing with Borland Delphi and now I am looking at Python.
BlackAdder incorporates Python and QT into a application similar to
Delphi for writing GUI applications. (I looked at Kylix and didn't
like it)

I wonder if BlackAdder is worth the price or would I be just as well
off using Idle and QT Designer?

I would appreciate any comments on BlackAdder.

dusty


NO, Black Adder is NOT worth the price. I have it and there are numerous problems with that program.
Try either ecir3 or PythonCard.

Jeff
Jul 18 '05 #5
On Wed, 2004-07-28 at 13:20 +0000, dusty wrote:
Hi,
I recently switched from windoze to Linux (SuSE 9.1) and want to write
some applications (mostly for personal use). I have several years
experience writing with Borland Delphi and now I am looking at Python.
BlackAdder incorporates Python and QT into a application similar to
Delphi for writing GUI applications. (I looked at Kylix and didn't
like it)

I wonder if BlackAdder is worth the price or would I be just as well
off using Idle and QT Designer?

I would appreciate any comments on BlackAdder.


I'm unfamiliar with BlackAdder, but you might take a look at Boa
Constructor. I believe that its interface is modeled after Delphi.

http://boa-constructor.sourceforge.net/

Regards,
Cliff

--
Cliff Wells <cl************@comcast.net>

Jul 18 '05 #6

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