[PyQt] building SIP on Windows PC

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Mon Dec 22 18:55:14 GMT 2014

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* Donald E Limbaugh <delimbaugh21 at students.tntech.edu> [2014-12-22 18:28:38 +0000]:
> Thanks, Florian.  I tried nmake, but it didn't work either...
> >... is there a reason you're building PyQt yourself instead
> of using the binary installer?
> I'm not sure what you mean?  The site riverbankcomputing.com said "Before you can build PyQt4 you must have already built & installed SIP".  I see the binary packages listed at the bottom of the page, but I thought I needed SIP installed as well.  I guess the website is confusing.  Are you saying all I need is the binary package for my version of Windows"

Indeed - you can either build sip and PyQt yourself, or use the binary

From http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/software/pyqt/download5 :

"These binary installers for Windows contain everything needed for
PyQt5 development except for Python itself."

> I started down this road on my MacBook, so the only thing available was the source package for OS X.  I am switching to Windows since that's where my FPGA stuff resides anyway...

On OS X the easiest way would probably be to use Homebrew[1] or
MacPorts[2] but I haven't tried that yet.

[1] http://brew.sh/
[2] https://www.macports.org/


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