[PyKDE] ANN: SIP v4.0pre2
phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk
Tue Oct 21 19:27:00 BST 2003
SIP v4.0pre2 is now available for download at the usual place. With this
release there is a separate package for MacOS/X - and there are now PyQt
snapshots for MacOS/X. (Note, if you've already downloaded a MacOS/X PyQt
snapshot today, get it again just to make sure you've got the latest.)
Changes since v4.0pre1:
- Generated code (eg. PyQt) builds under Windows and MacOS/X.
- Generated code compiles without warnings using -Wall with g++ (and the
equivalent for Windows and MacOS/X).
- Generated code now uses the new GIL functions described in PEP 311. This
means it is no longer necessary for handwritten code to manage the GIL so
"correctly". (Although PyQt still does for SIP v3.) It also means that SIP
generated modules should work better with non-SIP generated modules that
don't manage the GIL properly (ie. Boost modules).
- Support for class variables.
- Support for namespaces.
This means that SIP v4 is now as functional as SIP v3. I'm also pretty
confident about stability and bugs (the lack of). I encourage people to
The only significant changes planned before the final release are build system
changes and documentation.
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