[PyQt] Availability of Older Versions

Giuseppe Corbelli corbelligiuseppe at mesdan.it
Mon Mar 25 08:51:02 GMT 2019

On 3/25/19 9:30 AM, Phil Thompson wrote:
> On 25 Mar 2019, at 8:13 am, Giuseppe Corbelli <corbelligiuseppe at mesdan.it> wrote:
>> On 3/24/19 11:20 AM, Phil Thompson wrote:
>>> I've updated the website to include "recent" older versions on the
>>> download pages. Sourceforge is no longer used for anything.
>> RIP
>>> It's easy enough to add older older versions - but I'd need a
>>> convincing argument to do so.
>> To me the key line is being able to access a specific version from
>> the official vendor site instead of relying on internal archives.
>> I may not want to upgrade, i.e. because:
>> *) I have the commercial license and I did not renew it
> You will lose access to *all* commercial versions if you do not renew.

Going off-topic here but, quoting website [1] the commercial version 
gives customer:

*) PyQt5, PyQt4, PyQt3D, PyQtChart, PyQtDataVisualization, 
PyQtPurchasing, dip and QScintilla2 updates for a period of a year. In 
order to continue receiving updates after a year you must renew your 
*) Note that if you do not renew your license then you will lose the 
ability to download from your account on our website.

So I understand that if today I purchase a license and select PyQt 
5.12.0 I will always have the right to redistribute 5.12.0 in closed 
source form. Am I missing something?

>> *) I use PyQt in a device of some kind
> IMHO this is the wrong way around. Why should an official vendor
> site  be more reliable than internal archives? If you've spent money on an
> asset you should look after it.
Can't say you're wrong. Many places however (at least down here) 
consider a free-for-all windows CIFS as "the archive". Just throw in the 
bucket user errors, hardware failures, ransomwares...

[1] https://www.riverbankcomputing.com/commercial/pyqt

Giuseppe Corbelli

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