[PyQt] Installation of PyQt4 in Windows

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk
Wed Aug 1 09:37:56 BST 2007

On Tuesday 31 July 2007 11:48 pm, Vláďa wrote:
> Hello,
> I found a tutorial on programming in PyQt and I'd like to try it, but
> I'm having problems installing it on Windows. I downloaded the installer
> which should, according to PyQt's website, contain everything needed.

It does.

> I 
> installed Python first a then PyQt itself. Then I wanted to run eric4
> IDE, but I got an error message telling me that I'm missing
> "mingwm10.dll". I couldn't find out which package of MinGW should I
> download, so I installed whole Qt with MinGW. After adding paths to
> MinGW and Qt to system PATH variable, I hoped everything would work now.
> But when I tried to run eric, I got an error about missing
> "QScintilla2.dll". I don't have this file on my computer but on PyQt
> download page there is written, that the installer contains QScintilla.
> But it apparently doesn't. Have I done something wrong? Where is the
> problem?
> Would it be possible to write a simple guide on installing PyQt in
> Windows? It would be even better if the installation package really
> contained everything needed to start using eric4 and programming in PyQt.

Either the installer you have picked up (from somewhere) is an old one or you 
have an older version already installed. The PyQt in the current installer 
doesn't even use MinGW.


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