[PySide] PySide is Dead?

Stephan Deibel sdeibel at wingware.com
Mon Dec 17 17:22:30 CET 2012

Dave Curtis wrote:
> I'm in a similar situation.  I'm starting down the path to a new project, and after evaluating various GUI options concluded that Pyside was the winner (Why?  1. it is Qt, 2. licensing).  But now Pyside seems to be on the brink of being an orphan.  For my part, I'm too new to both Qt and Pyside to be of much use as a developer except perhaps from the standpoint of helping with documentation and example code, but in any case I have my own projects to push forward that need my attention so my time for helping with Pyside would be limited.  I would contribute modest financial donations if I thought there was a good management structure in place for Pyside.
> So... I'd like to see a solid roadmap for continued Pyside support.  I'd hate to switch away from Pyside, but for one of my projects I am at the decision point and need to feel comfortable about Pyside's long-term prospects.
> Sorry this message has a somewhat negative tone.  I think this is a very healthy discussion and there is clearly a lot of enthusiasm for continued development of Pyside.

To be honest I think you may be expecting too much if you require other 
people to step up and becoming management and make a roadmap so you can 
feel comfortable about PySide.  It's the unfortunate reality that PySide 
is somewhat orphaned right now but it's also true that there are users 
that are invested in it and some of us are trying to move forward.  I 
have no idea how this will all shake out but like all open source it's 
going to be a question of whether there are enough motivated people with 
some financial resources to work on PySide.  I think there probably are 
but none of us are in any position to make guarantees.

If you do consider donations I'd suggest doing it by hiring someone to 
fix bugs you run into in PySide.  That way you definitely get what you 
paid for and it benefits PySide in general as well.

- Stephan

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