[PyKDE] PyQwt win32 binary?

Matt Gerassimoff mgeras at telocity.com
Tue Jan 30 18:21:44 GMT 2001

On Tue, 30 Jan 2001, Phil Thompson wrote:

> Scott Prive wrote:
> > 
> > Phil Thompson wrote:
> > 
> > > > > And does this mean the PyQt binary for windows won't be free in the
> > > > > future?  Oh well, Tk it is then.
> > > >
> > > > I believe so, but I'd leave commenting on that to Phil and The Kompany. PyQt
> > > > is the only I'll code for windows.  I find PyQt much more "intuitive" as a
> > > > newcomer to GUI Toolkits than Tk.  I needed a book for my first Tk program,
> > > > but only an article for writing my first using PyQt, so I'm hooked.
> > >
> > > Yes, I will no longer be producing a binary release of PyQt for Windows.
> > 
> > Respectfully, I would ask "why"? I'm not sure  how many people use PyQT, but I
> > suspect it is important to at least a few. The spirit of the answer is important.
> I'll try to answer this fully - don't read anything into it that isn't
> there. These are my personal opinions, I'm not speaking for either
> theKompany or Trolltech.
> There is no single reason for deciding not to continue to release a PyQt
> binary for Windows. There were a number of influences over the
> decision...

You may say there is no single reason for not continuing the release of
PyQt.  My guess:  you want to sell copies of Black Addr.  I wouldn't buy
it if PyQt was available.  I'm not into IDE's that much.  You can make
excuses and other reasons.  But in the end, it looks like you want to sell
copies.  I remember when you posted the new of PyQt binaries for Windows.  
It seemed as thought TrollTech provided Qt for this.  Maybe I'm wrong but,
that signifies to me that TrollTech was ok with it.  I would rather
program in PyQt under linux.  It was nice to have the binaries.  I don't
think it would be that difficult for you to continue to maintain the
binaries.  Because you have to do it for Black Addr anyways.

You probably should have never released in the first place if you had
plans for Black Addr.  I think that was your mistake.  So cat got let out
of the bag and now you want to bring it back.  You might have also got
some users along the way.

I won't be using PyQt to port anything to windows.  From the Black Addr
FAQ page, it seems as though you closed everything else.  I'm not getting
into the Microsoft payment schedule.  That's one reason I like
Linux.  So what's next, closing sip? PyQt? PyKDE?  Maybe you'll stop
developing KDE interfaces?

It's starting to look a little fishy.


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