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Kimm
May 3rd, 2007, 09:19 PM
I'm starting on a project for biologist that wish to track/record wildlife and I want it to be multiplatform.

At the moment, Python is my main choise in language (althought I dont know it, I am willing to learn, but I am drifting between wxWidgets and pyGTK/Glade.
pyGTK and Glade would be great, since it would accelerate the work, but I'm not sure if Glade can run on Windows?

Suggestions would be appretiated! :)

scottious
May 3rd, 2007, 09:20 PM
Java. I've always had an easy development time with Java and it's very cross platform. Python is good too although I'm not too familiar with it's cross platform capabilities.

msumurph
May 3rd, 2007, 09:33 PM
I prefer wxPython for cross-platform GUI programming, mainly for lazy reasons: listboxes, printing, and spreadsheet-grids are easy to code. For WYSIWYG design, check out wxGlade (http://wxglade.sourceforge.net). wxPython also provides mostly native widgets so apps look native on all platforms.

As for pyGTK, Glade does run on windows (http://gladewin32.sourceforge.net). It is also packaged with the Win installer of Mono, for those programming on .Net.