[PyQt] PyQt v4.3a1 Binary Installer for Windows
phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk
Sun Jun 24 23:41:57 BST 2007
On Sunday 24 June 2007 9:28 pm, you wrote:
> On 24/06/2007 17.12, Phil Thompson wrote:
> > I've created a binary Windows installer for what will be PyQt v4.3 at
> > http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/Downloads/PyQt4/GPL/PyQt-gpl-4.3a1-Py2.
> > The purpose of the package is to satisfy the needs of 95% of users - not
> > 100%.
> > At the moment this includes the following...
> > - the standard PyQt4 modules (except QtDesigner)
> > - QScintilla2
> > - pyuic4, pyrcc4, pylupdate4
> > - designer, assistant, linguist
> > - Qt and PyQt docs
> > - PyQt examples
> > - support for SQLite (but no other database drivers)
> > - support for PNG, SVG, GIF, JPEG (but no other image formats)
> It also includes sip (though isn't listed here).
> > I plan to add eric4 and (probably) the SSL classes before the final
> > release. I may remove the Qt documentation and just provide a link to
> > Trolltech's website.
> > The package isn't extensible. If you want to add additional Qt based
> > modules (or additional database drivers or image formats) then you should
> > build things yourself.
> > I'd like feedback on anything else you think is missing and should be in
> > the final release (like I've just realised I forgot lrelease).
> My feedback is:
> * no eric4. Given this package, installing eric4 should be very easy for
> most users. Plus, detlev could use PyInstaller or similar tools to provide
> self-contained Windows executables.
eric4 is relatively small, and dials home to see if there is an up to date
version so it's not a burden. It's also a good advert for what you can do
If you want to advertise PyInstaller then provide an eric4 plugin that
converts a project to an installer at the click of a button ;)
> * yes SSL. It is an integral part of Qt 4.3; the fact that can be
> optioned out is just because of politics, AFAICT.
The only reason I skipped it with this release was that there were enough
problems to solve as it was.
> * provide somewhere the configure.cache used to compile Qt, as a
> reference of what is included and what is not. I suggest c:\program
> files\pyqt4, and referenced in the documentation (you might want a
> README.TXT into c:\program files\pyqt4 that lists all the packages above
> with their exact version number, include Qt's version number).
I might add a page to the installer.
> * Are you using LZMA compression while building the NSIS installer,
> aren't you?
> * I'm not sure installing assistant/designer/linguist in c:\python25 is
> the right way to go. Why don't you put them into c:\program files\pyqt? I
> am not so sure about the location of pylupdate/pyrcc/pylrealease.
I didn't want to mess with PATH.
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