[IPython-dev] [Enthought-Dev] PySide to replace PyQt?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Aug 27 16:01:29 CDT 2009


On 2009-08-27 15:39 PM, Ville M. Vainio wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 11:02 PM, Sebastian
> Wiesner<basti.wiesner@gmx.net>  wrote:

>> For my part, I'm not really convinced, that this whole thing is going to be a
>> success story.
>
> Don't underestimate the lure of LGPL. People can tolerate quite a bit
> of technical hurdles to get a more permissive license (c.f. Gnome/KDE
> in the past - Gnome sucked quite a bit pre-2.0, yet it was the more
> popular one among distributors).

Particularly since the new license restrictions on sip are GPL-incompatible. I 
don't see Linux distributions picking up PyQt4 4.5 anytime soon.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco



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