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

Darren Dale dsdale24@gmail....
Thu Aug 27 16:20:06 CDT 2009


On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 5:01 PM, Robert Kern<robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

It will be interesting to see how the kde folks and kde-oriented
distributions respond. pykde-4.3 has already made the transition to
PyQt-4.5, and I'm pretty sure several plasmoids use pykde.

Darren


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