[maemo-developers] pyside Qt debs in extras-devel

From: Attila Csipa maemo at csipa.in.rs
Date: Mon Oct 26 14:46:57 EET 2009
On Monday 26 October 2009 12:30:24 Jeremiah Foster wrote:
> 	I have done that and they are now in extras-devel in fremantle free.
> I have test the debs by downloading them into the SDK, but did not get
> around to using the debs in real code. If anyone has been waiting for
> the pyside debs with Qt, they are here! It would be great to get any
> feedback on downloading and pass along any pyside code feedback to the
> Pymaemo team.

In the meantime I went on a removal spree to be able to check stuff, make a 
few quick passes running some demos, and, in case someone is interested, 
impressions (and inevitable comparison to PyQt) before I head off to the 
PyMaemo list are:

- it does work :)
- HUGE libs. We're talking nearly (currently non-optified :) ~60MB here for 
the full pack *in addition* to Qt
- it's slow, the examples I tried ran slightly faster on a N810 with PyQt
- memory usage is a concern, it uses a LOT of memory, ranging (for the scripts 
in qt-examples) from 50% to nearly double the memory required when running 

My quick conclusion is - it is useable and good to start development, but 
still has a long way to go before it can be used to produce software that is 
to go into Extras.
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