[maemo-developers] PyQt

From: Attila Csipa maemo at csipa.in.rs
Date: Thu Nov 19 19:12:04 EET 2009
On Wednesday 18 November 2009 11:30:32 Matti Airas wrote:
> you're interested in maintaining PyQt on Maemo in the future, maybe you
> could arrange with Luciano Wolf and/or Phil Thompson (the current PyQt
> garage project admins) to have you appointed as a new project admin?

> Since there are no active maintainers for PyQt on Maemo, I think you
> should feel free to update the packages in any case.

I have written to both persons in question and had a positive response from 
Phil Thompson, still waiting for Luciano's response. 

> Having said all this, I strongly encourage Python Qt developers on Maemo
> to use PySide instead of PyQt. We'll be generating our future Maemo 6
> API bindings using PySide, so if you want to be able to utilize them,
> you'll need to go with PySide in any case. In addition, having only one
> set of Python Qt binding libraries on the device is probably greatly
> preferable to the end user. I understand PySide is at the moment a bit
> rough, but the situation will improve a lot by the end of the year.

PyQt can _at least_ serve as a stopgap till then, especially since people can 
use the tried and true PyQt today without fearing the rough edges of PySide, 
and then switch if they think PySide has reached a point where it benefits 
them more. The worst case scenario is IMHO people not using *either* 
(potentially giving up on development altogether), PyQt because they fear 
it's abandoned, and PySide because it's just not ready for prime-time yet. 

As for having two bindings, well, true, but then again, end users don't care 
about GTK vs Qt and they'll have to have both in the future, just as they do 
on the (Linux) desktop.
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