[PyQt] RFQ on PyQt End-of-Life Policy

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Tue Mar 26 10:08:49 GMT 2019

On 26/03/2019 08:36, Florian Bruhin wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 09:12:47AM +0100, Giuseppe Corbelli wrote:
>> On 3/25/19 12:19 PM, Phil Thompson wrote:
>> > Comments welcome on the following...
>> >
>> > Phil
>> >
>> >
>> > When a new minor version of Qt is released an assessment will be
>> > made  as to the state of current development and whether a new minor version
>> > of PyQt5 should be released. If not then the existing GPL wheels will be
>> > replaced with ones with that Qt release.
>> On this point only I disagree since I would find two different PyQt5 
>> wheels
>> with the same name in two different timepoints.
> The Qt version is part of the PyQt wheel name (as a build tag) - for 
> example,
> the current wheels are called PyQt5-5.12.1-5.12.2-cp[...].whl.
> If pip treats a wheel with e.g. a 5.12.3 tag as newer (and also treats 
> 5.13 as
> newer than that, no matter the upload date of a newer 5.12 wheel), that 
> should
> work out well in my eyes.

...and if I make a new wheel with the same version of Qt I add a letter 
to the build tag.

I also remove the previous wheels from PyPI but I’ve never been sure 
that that’s the right thing to do.


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