[PySide] PySide Is Dead?

Robert Vinluan rvinluan at sidefx.com
Mon Feb 9 17:51:18 CET 2015

On 2015-02-09 11:06 AM, Stephan Deibel wrote:
> I think that current users are on Qt4 and don't have immediate plans 
> to move to Qt5 so that work isn't being done.  It'll happen when 
> someone gets to that point.
> The same is true about replacing Shiboken or otherwise partly 
> rewriting PySide, which in the long term probably is needed to make it 
> more maintainable.  It works well enough for people, so the motivation 
> hasn't been high enough for someone to take that on.
> Most of the more serious and heavily invested current users of PySide 
> are there because of licensing issues in PyQt and thus can't just move 
> over to PyQt.  The key issue is that if someone sells a product with a 
> scripting API then PyQt requires paying a per-user licensing fee.  Not 
> a large one, but it's still a problem for some, for example if you're 
> giving away a lot of free licenses on the side, or just want to avoid 
> this sort of entanglement.  I doubt that is going away, but if it does 
> than so may PySide.
> - Stephan
Thanks for the response Stephan!  And thanks Roman for removing the note 
from the wiki page!

I'm glad to see that PySide is still alive and kicking.


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