[PyKDE] PyQwt win32 binary?

Matt Gerassimoff mgeras at telocity.com
Thu Feb 1 05:23:56 GMT 2001

On Wed, 31 Jan 2001, Boudewijn Rempt wrote:

> On Wed, 31 Jan 2001, Matt Gerassimoff wrote:
> > Then why did TrollTech give you the licence???  If you didn't buy it, but
> > instead they gave you a copy of Qt, then it would seem to me they
> > supported release.  If you did buy it then you could release a binary
> Well, I'm perhaps partly to blame. When Troll Tech gave me a free Qt
> developers license because I write a lot about Qt - and even get it
> published - I told them that _if_ they were giving licenses away I knew
> someone who had more use for one than I did. And Suetelane from marketing
> told me she'd send Phil one. Two months of sending reminders later, it
> arrived.

So you let him have the license?  If Phil is using it for commercial
purposes on a product he got for free?  (Mind you I'm guessing and
probably way off!!!)  Why couldn't you get it back and release the
binaries yourself?

> As for me, I was interesting in seeing whether PyQt would work at all on
> Windows, and whether Troll Tech would accept a Python Qt development
> environment for Windows, but at the time I didn't have an interest in
> publishing my work for Windows. Of course, now that I have that license I
> could, if I had a C++ compiler for Windows, try to build binaries for
> Windows, but, well, that doesn't feel right.
Ultimately, I don't really want to do anything for windows, but it is a
nice test for portaility sake.  I would rather see PyKDE finished and stay
in linux.  I would like to just play with PyQt under windows.  It's FAR
nicer then using Visual Basic.  I can development much cleaner apps then
what I would with a MFC interface or a VB type interface for python.  I
have seen Mark H's (I forget his last name) python windows program with
MFC.   Man..., it sooo convoluted.  It's amazing to me anybody gets
anything done under windows at all.  If you stay within the boundries of
the IDE generated code, your ok.  But try something outside of that and it
messes everything up.  Qt is so much more clean.  Oh well, so much for
free PyQt under windows....


More information about the PyQt mailing list