In a past life, I spent a lot of time with gtk-1 and glade (for a commercial app). After this experience, I tested several approach:
- PyQT (using QTDesigner)
- wxPython (w/ wxGlade)
- Glade 2 + libglade
Here is my personnal feeling:
- PyQT, is really great. But I really don’t like the licence. And since I work in a school, using this kind of licence with students is bad idea
- wxPython + wxGlade is a great tool too. But but as usuall w/ wxPython the generated code isn’t cross-platform friendly. (And on Linux, the look is really bad ..)
- Glade is a simple, and effective, but using libglade (loading the .glade at startup) isn’t really my favorite approach.
In my past life, we used to build IHM w/ glade-1 and produce the python code from a little script. This is easy and efficient. (and a newbie can learn python-gtk easily). I have been looking for the same stuff in gtk2 for a while. And last day, I found the article Writing PyGTK applications in a visual way . This is exactly what I’m looking for! So big thanks Tigrux !