Desktop applications. That's what Dabo does. It's not YAWF (yet another Web framework). There are plenty of excellent Web frameworks out there, so if that's what you are looking for, Dabo isn't for you. But there are almost no desktop application frameworks out there, and if you want to create applications that run on Windows, OS X or Linux, Dabo is for you!
in your import statements, and then replace all instances of str(val) with ustr(val).