[vtkusers] Re: choosing the best tool for creating GUIs
bryan.cole at teraview.co.uk
Mon Sep 23 13:34:40 EDT 2002
> Nobody seems to have talked about Java as a good tool and I was
> wondering if I've missed something important. I would have thought that
> the 'swing' classes in Java would make it attractive as an application
> can 'look at home' on any platform. It seems to me not too hard to
> implement to make GUIs (naive?), and it has the added advantage that it
> can easily be turned into applets for use with internet browsers. Also,
> my code wraps into Java quite nicely following the cmake instructions,
> Should I be considering Python et al. more closely instead of Java?
I'm no Java expert, but the few Java applications I've seen on Linux
looks *horrible* visually (think Athena/Motif). I'm a regular
Python/wxPython user and I think nothing comes close in terms of
ease-of-use and scalability. wxPython is an excellent cross-platform GUI
toolkit, although there are many alternatives (Qt, FLTK). All have
compatible vtk-render window classes available.
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