[sword-devel] Ideal SWORD Front-end? (cross-platform)

Matthew Talbert ransom1982 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 07:20:26 MST 2008

Just out of curiosity, would you still be developing in Python with xul?

> One that you have missed that the BPBible developers are seriously
> considering is XUL.  This is the platform used by Mozilla, so
> applications like Firefox and its extensions are written using XUL.
> This certainly makes it cross platform, though I'm not going to
> comment on how much it feels like it is cross-platform.  This gives
> you the advantage of a good, solid HTML renderer and a reasonably well
> tested cross platform environment.  There are many potential
> disadvantages that we will have to evaluate carefully, but both
> wxPython and PyQt are quite annoying to work with in a few different
> ways (and I've had to work with both of them), and I would expect a
> good XUL based platform to work better.

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