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

Steve Payne gliblib247 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 17:48:55 CET 2014

John, as the current maintainer, would you be willing to start the conversation on the pyside-dev list? I am in for being a contributor and it was my intention to start working through the typesystem definition files for Qt5.


> On Dec 11, 2014, at 11:13 AM, John Ehresman <jpe at wingware.com> wrote:
> On 12/11/14, 10:49 AM, Todd Rme wrote:
>> Taking a bit of a step back, what is currently holding Qt 5.x back
>> from allowing completely dynamic bindings?  Has anyone talked to the
>> Qt devs to see if these pieces could be implemented?
> Qt 5.x support is mostly a matter of making changes to compile against 
> Qt5, do the split of the QtGui, go through deprecated and new classes & 
> methods, etc.  It's a substantial amount of work but should be 
> relatively straightforward.  I don't know what, if anything, could be 
> changed in Qt to make things easier given the need to maintain backward 
> compatibility in Qt.
> Related but orthogonal is fixing a number of serious bugs that stem from 
> assumptions that shiboken makes about object lifetime.  This is what 
> motivates the desire to either fix shiboken or move to another binding tool.
> I think what PySide needs is a small group of developers to work on it. 
>  There is a developer mailing list at pyside-dev at googlegroups.com and I 
> think we should discuss how development should move forward.  Note that 
> to contribute to the PySide core, a knowledge of C++ and the Python C 
> api or the willingness to learn them is required.
> John
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