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please help me choose a proper gui library.

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hello all.
after finishing a project in record time using python we have taken up
one more project.
this time however, we need to do a gui based project which will run
on windows xp and 2000.
now My question is which gui toolkit should I choose?
I had initially raised some doubt about accessibility (which is very
important for me ), and with the answers and all the pointers given, I
know that wxpython is quite out of question.
now my next choice is PyQT.
can some one give me information on the following points?
1. do I first need to install the pure c++ based QT library both on
the developer machine and the client's user machine?
2. I need an executable binary installer for windows xp. is it
available for python24? I searched but found one for python25. else
kindly guide me what should I do to install the source. I read the
documentation but did not get the clear idea whether I must have qt
installed first or not. if yes are there binary installers of PYQT
which can also install qt?
3. if I need to upgrate to python25, should it be considered safe?
4. I don't want to use the qt IDE and this point is nothing to do
with qt, I need a good windows based python editor.
5. if I am supposed to also distrubute qt with PYQT, how do I plan
the deployment of my ready software?
thanking all.
Krishnakant.
Nov 18 '06 #1
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krishnakant Mane wrote:
now My question is which gui toolkit should I choose?
It's a matter of taste. I would recommend PyGTK (yes it runs on
Windows). You can design the GUI in a fly with GLADE, and import it as
an XML resource in Python with one single line of code. It will save
you an awful lot of work; all you have to code is the event handlers.
Additionally you get the GUI design out of you code, which makes
maintenance a lot easier. You can redesign the GUI without changing or
breaking your existing Python code.

Nov 18 '06 #2

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On 18 Nov 2006 12:40:57 -0800, sturlamolden <st**********@yahoo.nowrote:
It's a matter of taste. I would recommend PyGTK (yes it runs on
Windows). You can design the GUI in a fly with GLADE, and import it as
an XML resource in Python with one single line of code.
I also have to consider the issue of accessibility.
I am blind myself and need to know what I am coding. and as a policy
matter our company always makes use of accessible libraries just in
case any client is also handicap. some laws have also made it
mandatory.

>It will save
you an awful lot of work; all you have to code is the event handlers.
that will be great provided it is accessible on windows.
Additionally you get the GUI design out of you code, which makes
maintenance a lot easier. You can redesign the GUI without changing or
breaking your existing Python code.
that is great but I don't want to use glade.
I will like a simple ide where I can do hand coding.
I am going to try python with eclipse.
thanks,
Krishnakant.
Nov 19 '06 #3

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