[Baypiggies] Qt with Python-based API strategy?

Shannon -jj Behrens jjinux at gmail.com
Sun Mar 12 03:23:05 CET 2006

On 3/11/06, Laurence Clark <hsuclarklarry at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>  I am really impressed with PyQt.  I'd really like to hear if there are
> problems with it before I sink a lot more effort into my PyQt coding.  The
> drawbacks may or may not apply to me as I am mostly interested in doing
> rapid prototypes.  If I come up with a really compelling app, I can always
> port it back to C++ as needed.
>  Mostly I am impressed with QT.  I don't believe in hand-coding GUIs and the
> QT Designer works great without locking me into a huge IDE like MS Visual
> Studio or even Eclipse.  I tried Boa Constructor but it seemed very rough
> compared to the QT Designer.
>  I hope to become more active with Python and BayPiggies starting this
> summer -- currently finishing up some College classes and working full time.
> Maybe we could start a little PyQT sub-group.  I found setting up for PyQt
> development with all the prerequisites was a bit tricky - particularly on my
> old Redhat-9 system. Maybe a Virtual (or real) PyQt install-fest would be in
> order this summer.
>  PS
>  Has anyone had problems installing new versions of Python on Redhat
> systems?  Touching the Python setup is scary for me as a beginner since many
> of the Redhat system configuration utilities depend on Python.

Perhaps you'd like to do a talk on it.  I did a talk on PyGTK in
December.  A talk on PythonCard / wxPython would also be nice.

By the way, why are you still using RedHat 9?  It's ancient!  I
thought everyone using RedHat had switched to Fedora by now :-/

Best Regards,

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