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

Andreas Pakulat apaku at gmx.de
Thu Jul 12 09:22:13 BST 2007

On 11.07.07 16:52:34, Martin Blais wrote:
> 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...

Well, it is documented however in Qt's README (IIRC) that this shortcut
is installed.


Future looks spotty.  You will spill soup in late evening.

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