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python guy ide

i'm looking for a clean gui for python with a visual editor of some sort
any sugestions (i know of wxPython but i want to find out if there are
other alternatives)
and it's on win32 :P

--
ionel.
Jul 18 '05 #1
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Don
ionel wrote:
i'm looking for a clean gui for python with a visual editor of some sort
any sugestions (i know of wxPython but i want to find out if there are
other alternatives)
and it's on win32 :P


Eric?

http://www.die-offenbachs.de/detlev/eric3.html
Jul 18 '05 #2
Ionel,

There are IDE's based on wxPython like SPE and DrPython. SPE is great,
but it stops responding when I try to run my wxPython apps (probably
something I am doing!). DrPython is another free IDE and it is nice
too.
From what I have read, WingIDE is an excellent product (it is a

commercial product).

Actually , the "best" IDE depends on how you will be using it. If you
are looking at nifty debugging features I believe WingIDE is one of the
top environments.

SPE has it own GUI designer (basically invokes wxGlade), also has a 3D
modelling tool (Blender), does syntax checking using pycheck and has
good debug capabilities. From what I have seen, I like SPE quite a bit
(except for my wx programs hanging).

SPE - http://spe.pycs.net/
DrPython - http://drpython.sourceforge.net/
WingIDE - http://www.wingide.com/
You can google for Python IDE and see what comes up.

Thanks,
--Kartic

Jul 18 '05 #3
Kartic wrote:
SPE is great,
but it stops responding when I try to run my wxPython apps (probably
something I am doing!).


I don't know about SPE specifically, but this is a common issue with a
lot of lower-end IDEs. The IDE is a GUI application, which operates
using an event loop. If the IDE runs user code in the same process
that it runs in itself, and if that user code also contains some sort
of event loop, then the two loops will interfere with each other (or
rather, the first loop won't run until the inner loop quits, which
tends to make Windows unhappy...)

Most commercial IDEs, I believe, run user code in a separate process
and thus avoid this problem. I *think* that IDLE now runs user code
out-of-process as well, but I'm not sure about that.

I can't afford to pay for an IDE for hobby purposes, so when I'm
writing GUI apps, I also keep a command shell open. Edit, save,
alt-tab to command shell, uparrow-enter to run program... not as
convenient as a toolbar button or hotkey, but it works.

Jeff Shannon
Technician/Programmer
Credit International

Jul 18 '05 #4
This is commercial. Never tried it but it exists:
http://visualwx.altervista.org/

Lorenzo

Jul 18 '05 #5

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