[PySide] Let's get serious for Pyside to support Qt5

Mik Wells mikw at imagineersystems.com
Thu Dec 11 17:47:17 CET 2014

In case anyone is interested, the current date from Digia for when support for Qt4.8 will be dropped is December 19, 2015.


This is not far away.  


Mik Wells


From: Steve Payne [mailto:gliblib247 at gmail.com] 
Sent: 11 December 2014 15:41
To: pyside at qt-project.org
Subject: Re: [PySide] Let's get serious for Pyside to support Qt5


I think we need to have two different conversations that are related.


1. What needs to be changed in PySide and shiboken to support Qt5?

2. What are the options for long term support?


I agree that the prospect of having corporate backing for the project would be nice but unstable and probably unlikely so if we want it we need to do it. I use PySide constantly in a professional environment and although I cannot get my company to allow me to officially work to develop PySide, it is in my professional interest to keep it alive. There have been a number of pings to the list since Qt5 came out about migrating PySide that usually disappear and the impending obsolescence of Qt4 really pushes this to be serious.

- Steve

On Dec 10, 2014, at 12:04 PM, William Ferreira <williamgeraldo at gmail.com> wrote:

John Ehresman, I was analyzing the commits the time and saw that you did much.


I did a little post here just wondering what we can do to help this process.


If you can guide us believe that many would like to help.


2014-12-10 14:56 GMT-02:00 John Ehresman <jpe at wingware.com>:

On 12/10/14, 11:38 AM, Florian Bruhin wrote:
> * Stany MARCEL <stanypub at gmail.com> [2014-12-10 17:31:44 +0100]:
>> Hello
>> Maybe a crowd funding to hire a full time developer should be a good idea.
>> VLC association have done a kickstarter to fund the dev of VLC windows 8
>> support.
> I'd be in!
>> Is pyside currently only community driven or is there any association or
>> company behind, that could organize that.
> According to the Wikipedia page it was released by Nokia, so probably
> Digia / The Qt Company would be the one to contact nowadays.

PySide is in the Qt repository but its development is substantially
community driven at this point.  I am the somewhat reluctant maintainer
that hasn't been able to find much time to work on PySide recently.

I don't think the VLC kickstarter is a good model for funding PySide
development because VLC is a consumer application with many times the
number of users as direct users of PySide (the developers using PySide,
not the users of applications built with it).


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