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-Other GUI packages are also available for Python:
+The major cross-platform (Windows, Mac OS X, Unix-like) GUI toolkits that are
+also available for Python:
 
 
 .. seealso::
 
+   `PyGTK <http://www.pygtk.org/>`_
+      is a set of bindings for the `GTK <http://www.gtk.org/>`_ widget set. It
+      provides an object oriented interface that is slightly higher level than the C
+      one. It comes with many more widgets than Tkinter provides, and
+      has good Python-specific reference documentation. There are also `bindings
+      <http://www.daa.com.au/~james/gnome/>`_ to  `GNOME <http://www.gnome.org>`_.
+      One well known PyGTK application is
+      `PythonCAD <http://www.pythoncad.org/>`_. An
+      online `tutorial <http://www.pygtk.org/pygtk2tutorial/index.html>`_ is
+      available.
+
+   `PyQt <//http://www.riverbankcomputing.co.uk/pyqt/index.php>`_
+      PyQt is a :program:`sip`\ -wrapped binding to the Qt toolkit.  Qt is an
+      extensive C++ GUI application development framework that is
+      available for Unix, Windows and Mac OS X. :program:`sip` is a tool
+      for generating bindings for C++ libraries as Python classes, and
+      is specifically designed for Python. The *PyQt3* bindings have a
+      book, `GUI Programming with Python: QT Edition
+      <http://www.commandprompt.com/community/pyqt/>`_ by Boudewijn
+      Rempt. The *PyQt4* bindings also have a book, `Rapid GUI Programming
+      with Python and Qt <http://www.qtrac.eu/pyqtbook.html>`_, by Mark
+      Summerfield.
+
    `wxPython <http://www.wxpython.org>`_
       wxPython is a cross-platform GUI toolkit for Python that is built around the
-      popular `wxWidgets <http://www.wxwidgets.org/>`_ C++ toolkit.  It provides a
+      popular `wxWidgets <http://www.wxwidgets.org/>`_ (formerly
+      wxWindows) C++ toolkit.  It provides a
       native look and feel for applications on Windows, Mac OS X, and Unix systems by
       using each platform's native widgets where ever possible, (GTK+ on Unix-like
       systems).  In addition to an extensive set of widgets, wxPython provides classes
       for online documentation and context sensitive help, printing, HTML viewing,
       low-level device context drawing, drag and drop, system clipboard access, an
       XML-based resource format and more, including an ever growing library of user-
-      contributed modules.  Both the wxWidgets and wxPython projects are under active
-      development and continuous improvement, and have active and helpful user and
-      developer communities.
+      contributed modules.  wxPython has a book,
+      `wxPython in Action <http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1932394621>`_,
+      by Noel Rappin and Robin Dunn.
 
-   `wxPython in Action <http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1932394621>`_
-      The wxPython book, by Noel Rappin and Robin Dunn.
+PyGTK, PyQt, and wxPython, all have a modern look and feel and far more
+widgets and better documentation than Tkinter. In addition,
+there are many other GUI toolkits for Python, both cross-platform, and
+platform-specific. See the `GUI Programming
+<http://wiki.python.org/moin/GuiProgramming>`_ page in the Python Wiki for a
+much more complete list, and also for links to documents where the
+different GUI toolkits are compared.
 
-   PyQt
-      PyQt is a :program:`sip`\ -wrapped binding to the Qt toolkit.  Qt is an
-      extensive C++ GUI toolkit that is available for Unix, Windows and Mac OS X.
-      :program:`sip` is a tool for generating bindings for C++ libraries as Python
-      classes, and is specifically designed for Python. An online manual is available
-      at http://www.opendocspublishing.com/pyqt/ (errata are located at
-      http://www.valdyas.org/python/book.html).
-
-   `PyKDE <http://www.riverbankcomputing.co.uk/pykde/index.php>`_
-      PyKDE is a :program:`sip`\ -wrapped interface to the KDE desktop libraries.  KDE
-      is a desktop environment for Unix computers; the graphical components are based
-      on Qt.
-
-   `FXPy <http://fxpy.sourceforge.net/>`_
-      is a Python extension module which provides an interface to the  `FOX
-      <http://www.cfdrc.com/FOX/fox.html>`_ GUI. FOX is a C++ based Toolkit for
-      developing Graphical User Interfaces easily and effectively. It offers a wide,
-      and growing, collection of Controls, and provides state of the art facilities
-      such as drag and drop, selection, as well as OpenGL widgets for 3D graphical
-      manipulation.  FOX also implements icons, images, and user-convenience features
-      such as status line help, and tooltips.
-
-      Even though FOX offers a large collection of controls already, FOX leverages C++
-      to allow programmers to easily build additional Controls and GUI elements,
-      simply by taking existing controls, and creating a derived class which simply
-      adds or redefines the desired behavior.
-
-   `PyGTK <http://www.daa.com.au/~james/software/pygtk/>`_
-      is a set of bindings for the `GTK <http://www.gtk.org/>`_ widget set. It
-      provides an object oriented interface that is slightly higher level than the C
-      one. It automatically does all the type casting and reference counting that you
-      would have to do normally with the C API. There are also `bindings
-      <http://www.daa.com.au/~james/gnome/>`_ to  `GNOME <http://www.gnome.org>`_, and
-      a  `tutorial
-      <http://laguna.fmedic.unam.mx/~daniel/pygtutorial/pygtutorial/index.html>`_ is
-      available.
-
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