PyQt v5.5 Released

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Sun Jul 19 14:18:30 CEST 2015


PyQt5 v5.5 has been released and is available from
http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/software/pyqt/download5.

PyQt5 is a comprehensive set of bindings for v5 of The Qt Company's Qt
cross-platform application framework.  It supports Python v3, v2.7 and
v2.6.

The highlights of this release include support for Qt v5.5.0 including
the new QtLocation and QtNfc modules.

PyQt5 supports cross-compiling to iOS and Android.

Windows installers are provided which contain everything needed for 
PyQt5
development (including Qt, Qt Designer, QScintilla, and MySQL, 
PostgreSQL,
SQLite and ODBC drivers) except Python itself.  Installers are provided
for the 32 and 64 bit versions of Python v3.4.

PyQt5 is implemented as a set of 35 extension modules comprising more 
than
a 1,000 classes including support for:

- non-GUI infrastructure including event loops, threads, i18n, user and
   application settings, mapped files and shared memory

- GUI infrastructure including window system integration, event 
handling,
   2D graphics, basic imaging, fonts, OpenGL

- a comprehensive set of desktop widgets

- WebKit and Chromium based browsers

- WebSockets

- location and positioning services (including OpenStreetMap) using
   satellite, Wi-Fi or text file sources

- a client-side library for accessing Qt Cloud Services

- full integration with Quick2 and QML allowing new Quick items to be
   implemented in Python and created in QML

- event driven network programming

- multimedia including cameras, audio and radios

- Bluetooth

- NFC enabled devices

- sensors including accelerometers, altimeters, compasses, gyroscopes,
   magnetometers, and light, pressure, proximity, rotation and 
temperature
   sensors

- serial ports

- SQL

- printing

- DBus

- XPath, XQuery, XSLT and XML Schema validation

- a help system for creating and viewing searchable documentation

- unit testing of GUI applications.


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