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Re: The future of pgAdmin II...

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "'jm(dot)poure(at)freesurf(dot)fr'" <jm(dot)poure(at)freesurf(dot)fr>,pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: "'boylesa(at)roselink(dot)co(dot)uk'" <boylesa(at)roselink(dot)co(dot)uk>,Justin Clift <justin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: The future of pgAdmin II...
Date: 2002-03-28 09:55:22
Message-ID: FED2B709E3270E4B903EB0175A49BCB1293326@dogbert.vale-housing.co.uk (view raw or flat)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jean-Michel POURE [mailto:jm(dot)poure(at)freesurf(dot)fr] 
> Sent: 28 March 2002 07:19
> To: pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Cc: 'boylesa(at)roselink(dot)co(dot)uk'; Justin Clift; Dave Page
> Subject: Re: [pgadmin-hackers] The future of pgAdmin II...
> 
> 
> > To be honest, Python is the only one of those I've heard of. Do you 
> > know any good sites I could look at or should I just use Google?
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> 1) WxWindows
> http://www.wxWindows.org
> http://www.wxWindows.org/screensh.htm
> 
> 2) WxPython
> http://www.wxpython.org
> http://www.wxpython.org/wxpshots.php
> 
> 3) GUI
> http://boa-constructor.sourceforge.net/
> http://www.roebling.de/default.html (10 user licence = 399 
> EUR) http://www.mema.ucl.ac.be/~rolinsky/xrced/
> http://wxworkshop.sourceforge.net http://wxstudio.sourceforge.net
> 
> 4) http://www.roebling.de/info.html

Hmm, does look good. I especially liked the Matrix Sizer on the wxworkshop
site.

> ........ Begin of extract
> wxDesigner is a tool written to make creating dialogs for 
> wxWindows based 
> programs easy and fast.
> 
> wxWindows is a cross-platform toolkit and it thus cannot make 
> use of native 
> resource formats as they typically exist for many platforms. 
> For that reason, 
> wxWindows has been optimized over time to make writing 
> dialogs by hand as 
> easy as possible, but this approach has limitations as soon 
> as dialogs reach 
> a certain complexity. Even without the inevitable number of 
> typos, writing 
> nice looking dialogs is a hassle and reordering the items in 
> a dialog often 
> amounts to rewriting the dialog from scratch. In addtion to 
> being quite some 
> work, writing dialogs also requires a profound and exact 
> knowledge of the 
> syntax used for creating and positioning dialog items.
> 
> Another problem when writing dialogs using the wxWindows 
> library is that some 
> users might want to make use of the RAD features of the 
> Python bindings 
> during development, but create a native binary using C++ at 
> the end. This 
> would entail rewriting (or at least reediting considerably) 
> all dialog 
> related code. [...]
> ........ End of extract
> 
> Does it mean we can develop a visual application in an 
> interpreted language 
> using Python bindings .. and obtain a native compiled binary 
> in the end?

I took it to mean that's exactly what you don't get.

Regards, Dave.

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