[PySide] Bindings for Linux

Zak pyside at m.allo.ws
Wed May 29 20:21:21 CEST 2013

Hello Otto,

When you talk about building "our libraries" and making bindings for the 
libraries, are you talking about PySide and Qt, or custom libraries that 
you wrote, or other third-party libraries, or some combination?

With respect to PySide and Qt, you probably don't need to compile 
anything or make any bindings yourself. Many Linux distributions have 
precompiled PySide binaries, see here:


If you have a different flavor of Linux or want a newer version, then 
you can rebuild PySide from source, the link above also has instructions 
for that.

If you are talking about custom libraries or third-party libraries, then 
I am afraid we need more information. Also, there is a good chance that 
it is not relevant to this mailing list, because this is the PySide 
mailing list. We can suggest other mailing lists, if given enough 
information. Here are some relevant questions:

1. What are the libraries?

2. Are the libraries written in C or C++?

3. What C or C++ compiler do you use on Windows: Visual Studio, MinGW, 
or something else?

4. What tool do you use to make Python bindings: ctypes, Cython, SWIG, 
Shiboken, or something else?

Good luck,

Zak Fallows

On 5/29/13 12:45 PM, Otto Chiu wrote:
> Hi All,
> In my current project setup, we build our libraries as dll and use 
> cmake to create our bindings in Windows. We need to port everything to 
> Linux, so I want to scope out the changes and see if anybody has any 
> good references to creating bindings in Linux. At the minimum I will 
> need to rebuild my libraries in Linux. Will I need to redo my cmake 
> build scripts or should they be sufficient with little modification? 
> Do the windows bindings reference anything specific in the dll or can 
> I reuse them in Linux and place the dynamic libraries in the same path?
> Of course, I haven't provided any code and everything is really 
> high-level. I just wanted to see if anyone has gone through this 
> process already and can provide a pointer or two.
> Thanks,
> Otto
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