ANN: A new wiki for PyQt and PyKDE

Torsten Marek
Fri, 07 May 2004 13:13:53 +0200

If have the pleasure to announce that we created a wiki for GUI 
development with PyQt and PyKDE at
Everybody who searches for information about GUI creation with Python 
will find links to tutorials, howtos and sample code. If you never heard 
about PyKDE and/or PyQt, the time might be great, because PyKDE 3.11 
with support for KDE 3.2.x is in its beta stage right now and will be 
released soon.

Even more, we ask you for your contributions to the wiki. We are 
searching for tutorials, documentation, (online) books, existing 
applications, development tricks, sample code, GUI design articles etc., 
so please participate.

About PyQt:
PyQt contains the Python bindings to the Qt C++ GUI toolkit developed by 
Trolltech. With it, you can easily create complex multi platform GUI 
programs using RAD technologies. PyQt supports Linux and various 
flavours of Unix, MacOS X and Windows under a variety of licenses 
including the GPL and a commercial license. For licensing and prices, 
please look at the homepage of PyQt.
With PyQt, you have all the benefits of the Qt toolkit, including the Qt 
Designer, SQL support and native widget look on Windows and MacOS X 
without the drawbacks of the C++ API like the moc and long compilation 
PyQt is written by Phil Thompson at Riverbank Computing, Ltd..

About PyKDE:
Based on PyQt, PyKDE provides Python interfaces to the KDE C++ API. It 
allows tight integration of your application into the KDE desktop 
environment and makes it indistinguishable from "native" C++ programs. 
You can not only use the more advanced KDE widgets, but also the 
state-of-the-art KDE technologies like KParts (the component model - why 
not make your own web browser with KHTML), KIO and KFile (use webdav, 
samba, fish and many more protocols like your filesystem), DCOP and the 
printing libraries (KDEPrint), combined with the productivity of Python 
and the well-known Qt tools.
PyKDE is currently maintained by Jim Bublitz, early versions were 
written by Phil Thompson.