[Eric] Installation trouble on Windows XP SP2

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Wed Jun 13 21:39:56 BST 2007

On Wednesday 13 June 2007 9:26 pm, Peter wrote:
> Laurent Dufréchou wrote:
> > <snip />
> > uninstall the .exe, delete sip,pyqt,uninstall qt, qscintilla, and eric.
> >
> > And follow this order reading index.html in each case in ./doc directory.
> > then please get them and install them in the following order (order
> > is important).
> >           1. Install Qt4  4.3.0 .exe file
> >           2. Build and install sip (sip-4.6.tar.gz) read
> > /doc/index.html don't forget the -n option (i think) for config.py
> > (read doc)
> >           3. Build and install QScintilla2 (same as you have done
> > before) QScintilla-1.73-gpl-2.1.tar.qz
> >                read doc, do install of QT4 directory
> >           4. Build and install PyQt4 (PyQt-win-gpl-4.2 read the doc
> > too but it is easy)
> >           5. Build and install QScintilla2 Python bindings
> > QScintilla-1.73-gpl-2.1/python
> >           6. Install eric4 (tada!!!!) (perhaps add
> > 'QMAKE_CFLAGS_THREAD = -mthreads' in qmake.conf if any warning about
> > missing of QMAKE_CFLAGS_THREAD )
> >
> > Good luck
> Well.  I think that's been my trouble as well.  But I've decided that
> life's too short.  I make my money writing applications not trying to
> install them.
> If it's not possible to package things up for Windows to make
> installation easier than it currently is, then I really think someone
> needs to look at the documentation so that at least people can follow
> along step-by-step.
> But, I'm not complaining.  Just drawing a line under this one and trying
> to be helpful in my comment.
> Many thanks to all who have helped (especially Laurent), but I'm afraid
> I've got better things to do than torture myself trying to install an
> IDE that I'm not desparate for anyway, since it just works under Linux.
> Thanks again, and good luck to all.

It's a matter of timing. There hasn't been a new release of PyQt4 since the 
release of QScintilla2. The next release of the PyQt4 installer will include 
QScintilla2 so there will be no need to build anything in order to install 


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