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Re: Question about development languages

On Tue, 2003-11-04 at 11:56, Brent Fox wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-11-04 at 10:15, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> > Agreed.  I wrote a fully functional networked GUI app in a couple hours
> > w/ Python and PyGTK the other week, and I've never made a GUI before,
> > and haven't used Python in *years*.  Picking up Python and GTK+ is as
> > simple as it can possibly get.
> For more complicated GUIs, Glade can help you build the interfaces.  For
> simpler UIs, I do them by hand.  But for programs like
> redhat-config-kickstart which have tons of widgets, Glade really saves a
> lot of time.  Creating all that widget code by hand would have been
> tedious and would have really increased the line count.

Definitely.  I wouldn't have managed that "couple hours" feat without
Glade.  Altho, I probably could've done it a lot quicker still if Glade
had a UI that didn't suck.  ~,^

> I feel that Python has a great deal of untapped potential.  Wrapping a
> decent IDE around Python and using something like Glade for the UI
> builder would give us an open source equivalent to Visual Basic.  It
> would provide a rapid application development environment for Windows
> developers looking to migrate to Linux.  

There are several decent IDEs for Python already, no?  Perhaps building
off of one of those would be a good idea.

> Maybe Eclipse has something for Python; I'll have to check.
> Cheers,
>   Brent
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