[PySide] PySide is Dead?

Jason McCampbell jmccampbell at enthought.com
Mon Dec 10 19:18:51 CET 2012

> A BoF at PyCon is a great idea and I'll try to set that up (currently the
> Open Space section of the PyCon site is missing; I have emailed the
> organizers about this).

Thank you! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help, we should
have a good contingent at PyConn this year as well.

> A sprint is another idea.  Are there people that would consider going to a
> sprint at PyCon US 2013?  I would have to change my travel plans to make
> it, but I probably can do that.  I don't know about John, however.


Until then, we can engage in further discussion here and just get started
> on taking some of the smaller steps.  For example, a good initial goal is
> to come together to work through and review some of the bug fixes John is
> proposing, towards getting them (and the other items already in the code
> review system) committed.
> While it may eventually happen, I think starting out by trying to rewrite
> large parts of PySide in Python is probably the wrong approach.  At least
> for myself, I find it easier to get up to speed working on smaller things
> first.  Of course others here may be further ahead than I on the learning
> curve and more comfortable w/ thinking about the rewrite, which is fine.
> In general terms, making the transition is going to take a return of
> people that are in some way paid to work on PySide.  This may be stating
> the obvious, but I think most successful open source projects have some
> money behind them.  For PySide, that money just went away, which is really
> the root of the problem.  I say this mainly because we'll each need to
> figure out how to allocate resources at our companies, if not already done.

Agreed. I am looking into that from our end as well so we can give it more
consistent attention.
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