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SunWorld: Qt 2.x and Python 1.6 bind together well - PyQt makes for easy GUI construction

Jul 09, 2000, 17:42 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Boudewijn Rempt, Cameron Laird)

"In principle, the X Window system provides a programming interface for all Unix and many other operating systems. However, X Window is too low level to be practical for most projects, which is why dozens of higher-level abstractions have been defined to simplify GUI construction."

"Most GUI toolkits for Unix are presented through their C programming interfaces or, occasionally, with Java. But the number of toolkits available to Python programmers is remarkable, which is one of the reasons we believe Python is a far better vehicle for exposition and most development. One of the most interesting of these toolkits, PyQt, has just become even more interesting."

"Version 0.12 of PyQt supports Qt 2.x. Qt is the full-featured, Unicode-aware, cross-platform, theme-configurable toolkit from Troll Tech that's the basis for the upcoming KDE2 desktop for Unix. Qt provides an abundance of widgets, customizable features, high-quality documentation, and extensibility. We detail its capabilities below."

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