[PyQt] How to compile with PyQt5?

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Sun Aug 3 18:20:27 BST 2014

On 03/08/2014 9:34 am, Kovid Goyal wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 03, 2014 at 08:39:12AM +0100, Phil Thompson wrote:
>> On 03/08/2014 7:20 am, Kovid Goyal wrote:
>> >On Sun, Aug 03, 2014 at 01:38:52AM -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> >>For Debian/Ubuntu they are in /usr/share/sip/PyQt5.  That's based on the
>> >>default py_sip_dir in Python/configure.py.
>> >>
>> >>We made the decision only to package PyQt5 and PyQt5.QSci for Python3
>> >>(it
>> >>simplifies the packaging work and we made the assumption that any new
>> >>code
>> >>being ported to Qt5 would also be ported to Python3.  Is that going to
>> >>be a
>> >>problem?
>> >
>> >calibre 2.x will be using python2 and PyQt5. I suggest building PyQt5 for
>> >both.
>> I assume you aren't relying on any Windows installers.
> No, I dont rely on any pre-installed libraries on any platforms. 
> calibre
> bundles private copies of all its dependencies on all platforms. This
> discussion is only relevant for people building calibre from source on
> linux, or distro packagers.
>> >Either use the directory scheme Arch does, or hopefully Phil can give us
>> >some official guidance on how to have PyQt5 for both python 2 and 3 on
>> >the same system.
>> I don't understand the problem. The PyQt5 .sip files are the same for 
>> Python
>> 2 and 3.
> Is that guaranteed to always be the case, forever?

Yes - why would I create work for myself?


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