ANN: PyQt v4.2 (Python Bindings for Qt)
phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk
Mon Apr 16 11:52:21 CEST 2007
Riverbank Computing is pleased to announce the release of PyQt v4.2 available
The highlights of this release include:
- The ability to write widget plugins for Qt Designer in Python.
- Integration of the Python command shell and the Qt event loop. This allows
developers to call Qt functions dynamically on a running application.
- Integration of the Qt event loop with the standard Python DBus bindings
available from www.freedesktop.org.
PyQt is a comprehensive set of Qt bindings for the Python programming language
and supports the same platforms as Qt (Windows, Linux and MacOS/X). Like Qt,
PyQt is available under the GPL and a commercial license.
See http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/Docs/PyQt4/html/classes.html for the
PyQt v4 supports Qt v4 (http://www.trolltech.com/products/qt/index.html).
PyQt v3 is still available to support earlier versions of Qt.
PyQt v4 is implemented as a set of 10 extension modules containing
approximately 400 classes and 6,000 functions and methods.
The non-GUI infrastructure including event loops, threads, i18n, Unicode,
signals and slots, user and application settings.
A rich collection of GUI widgets.
A set of classes to support TCP and UDP socket programming and higher
level protocols (eg. HTTP).
A set of classes that allows PyOpenGL to render onto Qt widgets.
A set of classes that implement SQL data models and interfaces to industry
standard databases. Includes an implementation of SQLite.
A set of classes to render SVG files onto Qt widgets.
A set of classes to automate unit testing of PyQt applications and GUIs.
A set of classes that implement DOM and SAX parsers.
A set of classes that enables the Qt Assistant online help browser to be
integrated with an application.
A set of classes for Windows that allows the integration of ActiveX
controls and COM objects.
A Windows installer is provided for the GPL version of PyQt to be used with
the GPL version of Qt v4 (http://www.trolltech.com/download/qt/windows.html).
It enabes a complete PyQt environment to be installed on Windows without the
need for a C++ compiler.
PyQt includes the pyuic utility which generates Python code to implement user
interfaces created with Qt Designer in the same way that the uic utility
generates C++ code. It is also able to load Designer XML files dynamically.
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