Re: Writing GUI app that can be ported to Windows
Somewhat contrary to j_g, if your goal is to whip out a usable gui application as fast as possible, I would recommend that you do use a cross-platform gui toolkit.
I would recommend using python for most of the application, and if you need more 'speed' for a certain part use C (just for it). With python it can be very simple to develop an application with either GTK, wxWidgets (BTW - j_g, that is what it's called) or even Tkinter, which would work fine as long as you are doing something relatively simple. Tkinter also has the benefit of being included with Python, so your friend won't need to install anything else. There are also packages such as py2exe which would allow you to create an exe out of your python application so that it is the only thing that must be installed.
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