[PyQt] pyqtdeploy android license issue

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Tue Aug 19 17:45:12 BST 2014

On 19/08/2014 5:06 pm, bootch at nc.rr.com wrote:
> When building pyqt5 static for android using pyqtdeploy 0.5 I get:
> Error: This version of PyQt5 and the commercial version of Qt have
> incompatible licenses.
> I think that both pyqt5 and Qt are the open source versions.  (One Qt
> is 5.2.1 installed with Ubuntu and another is 5.3 installed with the
> open source on-line installer from Qt website.)
> I am blogging about my experience with pyqtdeploy 0.5 for android at
> http://plashless.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/using-pyqtdeploy0-5-on-linux-to-cross-compile-a-pyqt-app-for-android/
> There you can see the exact (?) commands I used, and where I am stuck,
> at the end of the blog.

What is the value of qt_configure_licensee_str in the 
qtbase/src/corelib/global.cpp file in the Qt source?

> I am a licensed PyQt user, but have always downloaded the open source,
> I assume that the code is the same.

The code is but the license isn't. If you distribute your code you must 
do so under the terms of the GPL.

> I suppose I should download a
> licensed PyQt to fix this problem.  But will other open source GPL
> users encounter this?


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