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new to Python, need GUI advice

Postby new2Python » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:08 am

Been using python for a couple of days. I'm looking to make a script available on multiple platforms (Linux,Mac, windows). I need advice, I'm looking for a GUI framework which matches the following criteria:

Low number of prerequisites
Cross platform
Easy to localise (provide UI text in several languages)
Ability to deal with images and plot objects on to background images

Any advice would be wonderful
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Re: new to Python, need GUI advice

Postby Yoriz » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:09 pm

You should try them yourself and see which best suits you and your needs.
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Re: new to Python, need GUI advice

Postby new2Python » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:22 pm

Yoriz wrote:You should try them yourself and see which best suits you and your needs.

At a glance https://wiki.python.org/moin/GuiProgramming displays >35 frameworks, suggesting I try every one is simply bad advice, and unfeasable.
I've listed my requirements, if anyone has advice for which frameworks to use or which won't fit the bill, constructive advice is welcome.
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Re: new to Python, need GUI advice

Postby Yoriz » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:48 pm

I dont think you are going to find someone else that has tested them all and can tell you which one is best for you either.
A lot of them can probably deal with your requirements listed.
It depends on what version of python your using and what type of GUI application you want to make and then it also comes down to personal preference.
Most replys to gui advice will just be someones personal preferance.

This is a list of the most popular ones (which is just my opinion not fact) for you to start looking at.

http://kivy.org/
http://wiki.python.org/moin/PyQt
http://www.pyside.org/
http://wiki.python.org/moin/TkInter
http://wiki.python.org/moin/WxPython
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Re: new to Python, need GUI advice

Postby Marbelous » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:02 am

I think pretty much all the frameworks meet your criteria except #1 so if by "prerequisites" you mean not needing a bunch of external modules to run you should start with Tkinter. It's built-in to most python distributions so it can't hurt to learn it. Also, if you're new to python you'll need to come up to speed with the simplest choice possible. Don't worry about the differences in features of advanced GUI frameworks now as their inherent advantages will hinder rather than help.
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