RE: [wxPython] what about wxPython & SGI Irix 6.5?
I have had pretty good success with wxPython on Irix and NT (and Linux).
The build process for the entire tool chain is not simple, but the latest
versions work great. I have run into some subtle differences between the
implemention under Windows and the implementation under GTK. The
differences are not wxPython, but in the underlying toolkits. For the most
part I think I can work around these differences and still be very happy.
I think the workarounds are worth the end product. Even with some platform
specific problems (compared to Tk for example) the end result is a program
that looks much more native on both platforms, especially WinNT. I am
currently developing for Irix but the NT version gives me a) the ability to
develop on my laptop while traveling and b) the long-term ability to port to
NT should the users desire to switch from Irix workstations.
The one thing I really need is a neat solution for wrapping the platform
specific pieces. I know most people might think that the C method of #ifdef
SGI #endif preprocessor stuff is an abomination, but in the interest of
fine-tuning code it does lend code that is relatively readable while tuned
to the specifics of a platform. In reality, most any application in Python
that is intended for both Unix and NT will eventually run into platform
specific issues regardless of the GUI toolkit in use.
I have seen mention of a package called 'platform.py' but that may be
I suppose there might be something in wxWindows that I can query that will
tell me the underlying toolkit that I happen to be running on. Robin???
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maurizio Turatti [SMTP:[hidden email]]
> Sent: Monday, February 28, 2000 9:08 AM
> To: [hidden email] > Subject: [wxPython] what about wxPython & SGI Irix 6.5?
> Hi, I'm starting a new project and the code must run on WinNT and Irix
> 6.5. I
> prefer wxPython over Tkinter, but I'd like to read your opinions and
> about wxPython's behaviour with Irix.
> Thanks for your comments,
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