[IPython-dev] [Enthought-Dev] PySide to replace PyQt?

Ville M. Vainio vivainio at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 17:15:03 EDT 2009

On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 12:01 AM, Robert Kern<robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:

>> Don't underestimate the lure of LGPL. People can tolerate quite a bit
>> of technical hurdles to get a more permissive license (c.f. Gnome/KDE
>> in the past - Gnome sucked quite a bit pre-2.0, yet it was the more
>> popular one among distributors).
> Particularly since the new license restrictions on sip are GPL-incompatible. I
> don't see Linux distributions picking up PyQt4 4.5 anytime soon.

It's already on Ubuntu and Debian (Karmic has sip 4.8.1-1, pyqt
4.5.2-0ubuntu1). IIRC PyQT 4.5 was already on Jaunty.

Related bug (seems to be filed just a while ago):


Ville M. Vainio

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