question about ubuntu development tools

Koen Noens koen.noens at
Sun Apr 22 12:13:44 BST 2007


Sorry to be barging in on your mailing list like this, but I would like 
to get some info that I haven't been able to find on the web.

I like to do a bit of programming every now and then,and occasionally I 
come across 'problems' on the ubuntu forums that could be easily fixed 
with a simple GUI frontend to some commandline tools and a bit of glue. 
So, I'd like to have a go at making such gui's and I'm wondering what 
language / framework i should use. I mean, I could easily hack something 
up with a bash script and some zenity, but if Ubuntu usually uses C++ 
and MFC for such things, my work would never be more than a quick and 
dirty workaround. I'd rather create something that fits in into the 
existing Ubuntu GUI.

I read that Phyton is the language of choice, so I'll have a look at that.
What should I be looking for re. the GUI components ? I found this list 
of frameworks and IDE's :  
but I don't know which one would be suitable for ubuntu devloment.
Could you give me some direction ?

I assume that there also are guidelines/best practices/common standards 
for ubuntu development, could you tell me where I can find them ? Just 
to have an idea of what I'm getting myself in to ...

Koen Noens

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