[PyQt] Availability of Older Versions

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Mon Mar 25 09:11:11 GMT 2019

On 25 Mar 2019, at 8:51 am, Giuseppe Corbelli <corbelligiuseppe at mesdan.it> wrote:
> 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 license.
> *) 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?

No. However the right to use does not imply that you can ask us for a copy of it at any time in the future.


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