[PyKDE] PyQwt win32 binary?

ender kthangavelu at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 30 19:39:46 GMT 2001


thank you for releasing pyqt, pykde, and sip.

this email is just rude,  and i just wanted to say that  your work is 
appreciated. If people want to update the libaries or develop them they are 
free to do so.

i do have a question about doing just that.

i get the impression that there is no open source pyKDE interface planed for 

i was thinking about trying to do some work on wrapping the kde libraries, 
but i was curious if there any technical problems with just following the 
same pattern of using SIP to wrap the kde libaries as was done with KDE1?


Kapil Thangavelu

On Tuesday 30 January 2001 09:21, Matt Gerassimoff wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Jan 2001, Phil Thompson wrote:
> > Scott Prive wrote:
> > > Phil Thompson wrote:
> > > > > > And does this mean the PyQt binary for windows won't be free in
> > > > > > the future?  Oh well, Tk it is then.
> > > > >
> > > > > I believe so, but I'd leave commenting on that to Phil and The
> > > > > Kompany. PyQt is the only I'll code for windows.  I find PyQt much
> > > > > more "intuitive" as a newcomer to GUI Toolkits than Tk.  I needed a
> > > > > book for my first Tk program, but only an article for writing my
> > > > > first using PyQt, so I'm hooked.
> > > >
> > > > Yes, I will no longer be producing a binary release of PyQt for
> > > > Windows.
> > >
> > > Respectfully, I would ask "why"? I'm not sure  how many people use
> > > PyQT, but I suspect it is important to at least a few. The spirit of
> > > the answer is important.
> >
> > I'll try to answer this fully - don't read anything into it that isn't
> > there. These are my personal opinions, I'm not speaking for either
> > theKompany or Trolltech.
> >
> > There is no single reason for deciding not to continue to release a PyQt
> > binary for Windows. There were a number of influences over the
> > decision...
> You may say there is no single reason for not continuing the release of
> PyQt.  My guess:  you want to sell copies of Black Addr.  I wouldn't buy
> it if PyQt was available.  I'm not into IDE's that much.  You can make
> excuses and other reasons.  But in the end, it looks like you want to sell
> copies.  I remember when you posted the new of PyQt binaries for Windows.
> It seemed as thought TrollTech provided Qt for this.  Maybe I'm wrong but,
> that signifies to me that TrollTech was ok with it.  I would rather
> program in PyQt under linux.  It was nice to have the binaries.  I don't
> think it would be that difficult for you to continue to maintain the
> binaries.  Because you have to do it for Black Addr anyways.
> You probably should have never released in the first place if you had
> plans for Black Addr.  I think that was your mistake.  So cat got let out
> of the bag and now you want to bring it back.  You might have also got
> some users along the way.
> I won't be using PyQt to port anything to windows.  From the Black Addr
> FAQ page, it seems as though you closed everything else.  I'm not getting
> into the Microsoft payment schedule.  That's one reason I like
> Linux.  So what's next, closing sip? PyQt? PyKDE?  Maybe you'll stop
> developing KDE interfaces?
> It's starting to look a little fishy.
> Matt
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