[ubuntu-uk] from win32 to python?

Andres andresmp at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 22:12:16 UTC 2011

Thank you for your replies! The fortran program has no front end it's all done trhrough the command line. But he might have used some C you're probably right. I know that C and fortaran seem to get along well but that is the extent of it. The terminal stays open as a separate window from the GUI. 

So it seems that for linux users they would be better off using the core fortran than using the gui on wine?

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----- Original message -----
> It sounds that you might be getting the programming language and GUI
> interface confused: the core of the program is written in Fortran, and I
> suspect (from what you've written) that GUI part of the program is
> probably written in C/C++ with the GUI interface being the Win32 API.
> Either the GTK+ or QT toolkits would allow the program to be built for
> Linux or Windows.   However, I think that this would mean a total rewrite
> of the GUI part of the program.   Both toolkits work with Python, but if
> he's already written the GUI program in C/C++ it might be easier to use
> C/C++ again rather changing to Python (especially if he/she isn't that
> familiar with Python).   Also, I don't know how easy it is for get Python
> code to call Fortran code.
> An alterative would be to use .Net for Windows and Mono for Linux.
> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 23:28:09 +0100
> From: andres <andresmp at gmail.com>
> To: "ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com" <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: [ubuntu-uk] 
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> Hello,
> This is a question mainly for developers. I think. It's really a
> curiosity of mine and I have little say in the result of the project.
> Someone I know is thinking of releasing his software. It's a program
> that at it's core is written in Fortran but has the gui written in
> win32. it has other open source programs attached to it as well. All
> bundled up in a nice .exe installer. 
> He has gone through a lot of trouble of learning win32 and actually
> programming the whole GUI. But this at the end means that linux users
> have to run the program through wine. Would you consider this a complete
> disadvantage and a deal breaker if you would want to create a community
> around it and it's worth thinking about "translating" the GUI to
> something like python? Or other more cross-platform compatible
> languages? (I don't know if it runs in Mac for instance).
> Or would this be a bit of reinventing the wheel? 
> It seems to make little difference for an end user as   I've seen wine
> programs in the software centre. Or would it be incredibly more
> efficient if it's a "native" linux program?
> Or would it be more of a question of knowing who your users are going to
> be at the end of the day?
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