proposal: how to the unify the user interface

mark adrian bell m487396 at
Mon Jul 5 07:32:23 EDT 2010

Hello everyone,

Am I right in thinking that if we had PyGTK, WxPython and/or PyQT, we could run programs written using these plus Python, without needing X? That would give us access to quite a few applications. For example:

Getting Things Gnome (PyGTK)

This RPN calculator (PyQT)

Task Coach (WxPython)

The problem would then be to find applications that could be adapted to the NanoNote's small screen and to use the keyboard rather than a mouse. It might turn out to be easier to port applications that have been specifically written for phones and PDAs. Surely there are some open-source Android or Maemo programs that could be ported (by someone more skilled than me!)

- mark

--- On Mon, 5/7/10, Stefan Schmidt <stefan at> wrote:

> From: Stefan Schmidt <stefan at>
> Subject: Re: proposal: how to the unify the user interface
> To: developer at
> Received: Monday, 5 July, 2010, 8:58 PM
> Hello.
> On Mon, 2010-07-05 at 12:34, Sébastien Bourdeauducq
> wrote:
> > On Monday 05 July 2010 12:19:52 Stefan Schmidt wrote:
> > > And of course you know that all this shiny
> applications are only available
> > > to you when _not_ building the FOSS variant of
> Android, right?
> > > 
> > > You need the market app to access them and this
> one is not free software
> > > and not available to and vendor if they don't
> sign contracts with Google.
> > 
> > No. Ah, I had the feeling there sure was a downside
> :(
> That was my core point here.
> > Nonetheless, it's still a shame that it takes a
> significant development and 
> > marketing effort from a multinational company for the
> Linux people to realize 
> > that users prefer speed, functionality and eyecandy
> over network pseudo-
> > transparency* and ICCCM-related pedantry.
> Nice bait for a X11 discussion but I'm not going to take
> it. :D
> regards
> Stefan Schmidt
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