[PyQt] Opengl examples does not work on Windows

Kamil Okrasa kamokr at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 15:13:52 GMT 2014

2014-12-12 13:46 GMT+01:00 michael h <michaelkenth at gmail.com>:
>> If I understand correctly:
>> - on Windows the Qt 5 pre-built binaries until 5.4 use ANGLE,
> Not sure about the rest, but there are multiple binary installers and I
> believe not all of them use ANGLE. Some are explicitly marked OpenGL.
> Hopefully you can use one of the alternate installers to test, rather than
> build Qt.
>  http://www.qt.io/download-open-source/
> (and click view all)

Good point. Finally I got the examples working on Windows, with OpenGL
2.0 used instead of ANGLE:
- installed Visual C++ 2010 Express
- installed Qt 5.4.0 [1]
- built SIP 4.16.4 [2] with "--platform win32-msvc2010"
- built PyQt 5.4 [3]

To complete the last step it was necessary to manually fix two SIP
files: sipQtNetworkQSslCertificate.cpp and sipQtSqlQSqlDriver.cpp
because identifiers importPKCS12, DBMSType and UnknownDBMS existed as
importPkcs12, DbmsType and UnknownDbms in Qt sources.

Thanks for help everyone.

Best regards,

[1] http://ftp.fau.de/qtproject/archive/qt/5.4/5.4.0/qt-opensource-windows-x86-msvc2010_opengl-5.4.0.exe
[2] http://sourceforge.net/projects/pyqt/files/sip/sip-4.16.4/sip-4.16.4.zip
[3] http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/static/Downloads/PyQt5/PyQt-gpl-5.4-snapshot-646b6aafd24f.zip

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