[PyQt] Versioning wheels

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Wed Nov 21 16:08:36 GMT 2018

On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 04:50:32PM +0100, Eduard Babayan wrote:
> Hello
> Starting from pyqt5 version 5.7 wheels now include 2 versions. Recent ones
> look like this
> :  PyQt5-5.11.3-5.11.2_a-cp35.cp36.cp37.cp38-abi3-macosx_10_6_intel.whl
> I noticed because it broke version parsing automation in my company. Now
> that is not that important of course. But still there are questions
> Can anyone shed some light on why wheels include 2 versions? Also Pip
> cannot parse second version and if it's for humans the use still
> unclear.  Latter
> is especially strange for names like in example above containing two patch
> versions 5.11.3. And 5.11.2. Why not have only one.

The first is the PyQt version, the second is the Qt version bundled in


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