[Twisted-Python] Is twisted the right tool for this job?

David Pratt fairwinds at eastlink.ca
Thu Jul 13 17:29:50 EDT 2006

You might want to consider wxPython for the gui also since it is fairly 
mature, stable and cross platform.


Bad Bob wrote:
> Hi all.
> I'm writing a simple image archive program. The program is for indexing 
> a whole lot of pictures we sell on a CD. The focus of the product is on 
> the pictures, not the viewer, so it's pretty simple; it just shows the 
> pictures, sorted by category's, resizes them to whatever size the user 
> wants (with imagemagick), and searches though the collection.
> Right now, the program is using a Twisted webserver in the backend. All 
> the pages are dynamic, based off one template file. The gui is a very 
> simple Venster (venster.sf.net <http://venster.sf.net>) frontend, mainly 
> consisting of a web browser control, and some code to open a file-save 
> dialog when the user clicks save to save a picture.
> I'm wondering if there is a better way to do this. Perhaps twisted is a 
> bit too much for all of this? Another problem is when Twisted opens up 
> the server port, firewalls start complaining. Perhaps there is a better 
> way. Also, if there is something better then venster for a front end, 
> I'd be glad to hear about that, too.
> -Robert
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