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stef

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Jul 29, 2019, 5:54:59 PM7/29/19
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Hi Dan,

How are you doing on the project of building a new GUI (QT?( for Etm?

Etm could do with a non tcl/tk GUI which would give it a more up to date look/feel....

If there is anything available to test, please let me know.

Daniel Graham

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Jul 29, 2019, 6:46:10 PM7/29/19
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Hi Stef,

I imagine that you know that the new version, etm-dgraham on PyPi, has a GUI based upon the python prompt-toolkit and runs in a terminal window - not QT but still pretty nice I think. My emphasis in developing this version has been on functionality rather than form. There are, of course, many more up to date calendar apps. Fantastical is an example and one of my favorites and I would be using it myself but for the fact that it doesn’t have some of the functionality that I most want. 

I’ve spent much of the last two years working on the new version and am pleased with the outcome since it satisfies my needs almost perfectly. I’m not sure how many users I have for the new version, but I’ve gotten so little feedback that I suspect it’s not many. I imagine that a port to QT would take another couple of years and since I doubt the result would compete for look and feel with apps like Fantastical that are supported by teams of programmers and designers, I doubt I would gain many new users. All things considered, my motivation to take this on is currently not strong.

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stef

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Jul 30, 2019, 8:29:44 AM7/30/19
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Hi,
I had no idea about etm-dgraham on PyPi.
I will take a look, thanks.
And thanks for the candid feedback.



stef

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Jul 30, 2019, 8:58:52 AM7/30/19
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couple of other points I forgot: Fantastical is MacOS only--I'm on Linux....
For your etm-graham on PyPi, wouod you recommend using the source files and the setup.py or the wheel?
I'm not that familiar with the wheel way....


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Daniel Graham

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Jul 30, 2019, 12:47:12 PM7/30/19
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In the welcome message for this forum there is a link to a video about the recommended installation method - basically using pip in a virtual environment.

-- Dan

stef

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Jul 31, 2019, 4:31:14 AM7/31/19
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saw the video tutorial. thanks.


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