python and Guile-gtk... [a bit OT]

Gary Kline kline at
Fri Feb 29 20:21:55 UTC 2008

On Friday 29 February 2008 09:35:38 nepbabu wrote:
> Thus spoke Vinny on Thursday, 28 February 2008 at 22:08:06 -0500:
> > Gary Kline wrote:
> > [snip]
> >
> >> 	I'd like help getting python to read from a file and display a 	steram
> >> of text on a textcanvas. I'll fiure out the buttons later.  	I'd
> >> appreciate any insights about regular gtk and guile-gtk.  Or 	whichever
> >> GUI libraries have the best python interface.
> >
> > Hi Gary,
> >
> > I'm a big fan of wxPython, i.e. wxWidgets for python.  Way
> > cool and works on Windows as well (very cross-platform).
> It works on a whole hosts of other platforms as well and not only Windows
> and freebsd. From it's wxwidgets website [1] -
>  "wxWidgets lets developers create applications for Win32, Mac OS X,
>   GTK+, X11, Motif, WinCE, and more  using one codebase. It can be used
>   from languages such as C++, Python, Perl, and C#/.NET. Unlike other
>   cross-platform toolkits, wxWidgets applications look and feel native.
>   This is because wxWidgets uses the platform's own native controls rather
>   than emulating them. It's also extensive, free, open-source, and
>   mature."
> And from wxpython website[2] -
>  "wxPython is a cross-platform toolkit. This means that the same program
>   will run on multiple platforms without modification. Currently supported
>   platforms are 32-bit Microsoft Windows, most Unix or unix-like systems,
>   and Macintosh OS X."
> [1]
> [2]

Thanks for the URLs's; already bookmarked.  If a picture is worth a thousand 
words, an example is worth 1000 lines, so hopefully wxpython has examples of 
canvases or widgets to do what I want.  

Gary Kline  kline at  Public Service Unix

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