PyQt, Qt, Windows and Linux

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk
Sun Nov 2 20:49:34 CET 2003


On Sunday 02 November 2003 7:28 pm, Alex Martelli wrote:
> Vamsi Mudrageda wrote:
> > I am kind of new to Python, and after trying and using wxPython, I found
> > it kind of lacking in easy-to-read documentation, speed at loading, and
> > GUI response-time.
> >
> > So I am looking for an another GUI toolkit that is cross-platform for
> > Python, and am leaning toward PyQt (PyGTK is kind of dull looking in
> > comparison).  Unfortunately, although TrollTech says Qt is
> > cross-platform, its license strategy has me a bit confused.  So here is
> > to hoping someone can help...
> >
> > Objective:
> >    Develop/Write a program for personal use on my Linux using PyQt.  Be
> > able to also run it on Windows.
> >
> > Questions:
> > 1) Is it legally possible to do that?
>
> Yes.
>
> > 2) Do I need to buy a license from TrollTech?
>
> Yes, or from one of Trolltech's licensed resellers of licenses.  The
> cheapest way you can proceed, I believe, is to buy Blackadder, personal
> edition, from theKompany.com: it comes with personal-use licenses of
> PyQt and Qt for both Linux and Windows (I _think_ mac, too, but I don't
> know about that).  I believe it currently costs US $70 .

No - not Mac.

Phil






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