[PyQt] Problems building PyQt snapshot on Win32 with MinGW -- all details included

Martin Blais blais at furius.ca
Thu Jul 12 00:52:34 BST 2007

On 7/11/07, Andreas Pakulat <apaku at gmx.de> wrote:
> On 11.07.07 16:05:38, Martin Blais wrote:
> > The PyQt setup is actually super clean if only you get it started the
> > right way, but I can't help wonder why no-one ever bothered taking an
> > extra 20 mins to provide clear instructions-for-dummies on the Wiki
> > how to use all that beautiful work.  It must have been a lot more pain
> > to actually make this setup, why not make sure it gets used?  And if
> > it actually does get tested, why not provide a binary?
> As Phil already said: If you use the official binary from Trolltech that
> comes with MinGW bundled all you need to do is run configure.py through
> python. That binary installs a shortcut into your programs menu (under
> Qt or Trolltech, not sure) which will open a command box for you,
> properly setup to build Qt programs (that includes qmake and mingw stuff
> in PATH).
> So really there are no extra informations needed, provided you use the
> officially supported mingw-qt-gpl binary package. For anything else
> you're own your own.

That's all cool my friend, it's the "installs a shortcut" bit I was
missing, you see, I'm an old UNIX geezer, I didn't even *think* of
looking at what gifts were placed in that "Start" menu...

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