PyQt app in seperate thread

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Wed Nov 22 18:08:35 CET 2006

anders wrote:

> Diez B. Roggisch wrote:
>> > OK I see that now. Thanks for pointing that out. So basically, I can't
>> > do what I want at all. That's a bit of a pain. Is there no way of
>> > tricking Qt into thinking I'm running it in the main thread?
>> Maybe you can either invert the thread-roles - that is, run your "main"
>> application in a thread, and if needed start the Qt-thing, or you might
>> consider spawning a process and using pyro. Which will work very neat,
>> done so myself.
>> Diez
> Yeah I was thinking that's going to have to be the way to go... I can't
> run the main app in a child thread, so I'll have to spawn the GUI as a
> seperate process and communicate with it. Didn't know about pyro
> though, thanks for the link. You've used it successfully with PyQt in a
> seperate process?

Yup. I used it to spawn a python interpreter in a subprocess, and
communicate some stuff between that and my main GUI app. The idea was to
have a scriptable application, which allowed you could kill the script.


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