[PyKDE] PyQt4 GPL for Windows Binary Available

Giovanni Bajo rasky at develer.com
Thu Jan 12 13:41:31 GMT 2006

Phil Thompson <phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk> wrote:

>>> at http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/Downloads/PyQt4/
>>> You will also need to install the Qt binary from Trolltech at
>>> http://www.trolltech.com/download/qt/windows.html. You also need a copy
>>> of MinGW (for some DLLs) but the Qt installer will download and install
>>> this for you.
>>> Another little project for somebody would be to identify all the
>>> and useful files from the Qt installation so that they can be added to
>>> the PyQt4 binary and avoid the 40M Qt download.
>> Is this compatible with a bulk Python 2.4, or do we need a MinGW-compiled
>> Python?
> Standard Python 2.4.
> I think MinGW has been fixed so that you don't need to go through the
> previous hassle of creating a MinGW version of the Python DLL. At least I
> haven't seen any problems so far.

Thanks. Another question.

There is an unofficial patch to compile Qt4 with MSVC, which is becoming
very widespread (see also: http://psi-im.org/wiki/Compiling_Qt4_on_Windows).
Since I assume that PyQt4's build system will support MSVC for the benefit
of the commercial version of Qt, will it be possibile to build also PyQt4
GPL version with MSVC?
Giovanni Bajo

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