[PyKDE] PyQt on Mac OS X (10.3) and keyboard focus
n.j.bailey at elec.gla.ac.uk
Mon May 10 20:21:01 BST 2004
I've recently spent a bit of time porting a very simple
psycopg/PyQt-based database front end to MacOS-X from Linux. I am using
the Mac's supplied python interpreter (2.3) and gcc (3.3); sip 4.0rc3;
PyQt-mac-gpl-3.11 and qt-mac-free-3.3.2. The Qt is installed under
/Developer/qt -> qt-mac-free-3.3.2.
All of the above seem to build and install fine. There are only
slightly strange things: the first is that
'pyqt_qt_sip_flags': '-x Qt_STYLE_WINDOWSXP -x
WS_MACX -t Qt_3_3_0'
in the _pgk_config dictionary, when it was built against 3.3.2
(configure.py in the sip directory says "Qt v3.3.2 free edition is
being used.") The second is that the PyQt configure.py -c script
complains a little:
Checking to see if the QInterlaceStyle class is a plugin...
cfgtest.cpp: In function `int main(int, char**)':
cfgtest.cpp:5: error: parse error before `(' token
but code generation carries on after that.
The problem is that the python program runs but is always below the
level of the terminal window whence it was invoked. It also won't take
the focus and anything typed on the keyboard appears on the terminal
window rather than in the target widget. I seem to recall that this
behaviour happened in an earlier version when the full path name to the
python script was not supplied, but I have made sure to call it by an
Is it likely I need to make changes to the python script, or has this
behaviour been observed before?
Apologies if this is a FAQ. I have had a little look around, but could
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