[PyQt] Qt5 roadmap?

Detlev Offenbach detlev at die-offenbachs.de
Sun Jun 17 18:38:13 BST 2012

On Sunday 17 June 2012, 18:24:55 Phil Thompson wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Jun 2012 07:27:11 -0700, David Cortesi <davecortesi at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Folks,
> > 
> > Per the Qt Project roadmap (http://qt-project.org/wiki/Qt_5.0) Qt 5 is
> > supposed to be in beta now (the alpha is available at
> > http://qt-project.org/prereleases), with final release "by the end of
> > June".
> I wouldn't put too much faith in those dates.
> > I look in vain for a pyqt roadmap at riverbank.co.uk, although I do see
> > roadmaps for sip and dip. So, what's the anticipation for PyQt5 release?
> > Any news?
> Qt5 support will be in two stages.
> Current PyQt4 snapshots build against the alpha release of Qt5 (QtCore and
> QtGui modules only at the moment). This will allow you to run your current
> PyQt4 code with Qt5. You will get any speed improvements, bug fixes etc in
> Qt5 but not any of the new functionality.
> There will be a PyQt5 that will support the new functionality of Qt5, and
> reflect its different structure (eg. QWidget will be in PyQt5.QtWidgets
> rather than PyQt4.QtGui). Backwards compatibility with PyQt4 will not be
> maintained.

Is it planned to include a tool converting existing code from PyQt4 to PyQt5 
(something like 2to3 for Python)?

Detlev Offenbach
detlev at die-offenbachs.de
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