[PyKDE] Bindings and the KDE project

Simon Edwards simon at simonzone.com
Wed Mar 17 21:04:01 GMT 2004

On Wed, 17 Mar 2004 08:46 pm, Phil Thompson wrote:
> On Wednesday 17 March 2004 19:31, Simon Edwards wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > How do people here feel about the current state of PyQt/PyKDE in relation
> > to KDE (the project)? Is it a real problem for people that PyQt/PyKDE 
> > distributed as part of KDE? or would it be enough if the distros also came
> > with PyQt/PyKDE as 'standard'?
> >
> > It is a bit of a chicken and egg problem, but the fact that not everyone
> > (user) has PyQt/PyKDE around is IMHO hindering wide adoption and use of
> > Python for KDE apps.
> >
> > I just want to know what everyone's thoughts are on this issue.
> As far as PyQt is concerned I've always said that I have no objection to 
> copies of SIP and PyQt being included in the KDE CVS, but that it would 
> be the "master" copy. It just needs somebody from the KDE project to step up 
> and manage it.

Yes, I've heard you say that in the past too. If people haven't guessed, I'm 
thinking about what it would take 'push' KDE+Python more. AFAIK, the 
kde-bindings dir in KDE's CVS isn't actually distributed with the official 
KDE releases. (Is it the same story with the javascript bindings? anyone 
know?) I'm trying to figure out what can be done about this, and then if it 
is a case of someone just doing it and maintaining it in CVS, whether I 
should afford to take on the job...

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