[Interest] PySide2 installer for windows?

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Sat May 18 19:01:34 CEST 2019

On Friday, 17 May 2019 18:26:11 PDT Bob Hood wrote:
> On 5/17/2019 2:58 PM, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > On Friday, 17 May 2019 10:16:04 PDT Bob Hood wrote:
> >> They have (prematurely, imo) abandoned the combination of Windows +
> >> Python
> >> v2.7.  You will only be able to install PySide2 under Windows with Python
> >> v3.x now.
> > 
> > Less than 7 and a half months of support for Python 2 left, until it EOLs,
> > after a 5 year extension. Everyone has migrated their business critical
> > applications to Python 3 by now, right?
> Well, to me "7 and a half months...left" is not EOL, and I don't know
> precisely when Python v2/Windows support was jettisoned, but you can add
> that difference to the duration as well.That's how I personally define
> "prematurely."

Python2 support was deprecated by the Python community and the Python Software 
Foundation many years ago. Its EOL was pushed from Jan 1, 2015 to Jan 1, 2020.

The point is not about Pyside, it's about *Python*. People have had over 10 
years to switch from 2.x to 3. With less than 7½ months left, I'm sure 
everyone with critical applications have already switch, right?


> But the decision is made; I'm not instigating a brush war over it.  I'm not
> invested in PySide2, and neither are my customers. It was just going to be a
> convenience for them as long as we continued to support Python v2.  Now it
> won't.

I think the point is that it's not worth the resources required to build and 
test the Python2 bulld when so few are (supposed to be) still using it.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel System Software Products

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