[vtkusers] Re: choosing the best tool for creating GUIs

bryan cole 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,
> etc.
> 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.

> Steve
> _______________________________________________
> This is the private VTK discussion list. 
> Please keep messages on-topic. Check the FAQ at: <http://public.kitware.com/cgi-bin/vtkfaq>
> Follow this link to subscribe/unsubscribe:
> http://public.kitware.com/mailman/listinfo/vtkusers
Bryan Cole
Teraview Ltd., 302-304 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge
CB4 0WG, United Kingdom.
tel: +44 (1223) 435380 / 435386 (direct-dial) fax: +44 (1223) 435382

More information about the vtkusers mailing list