[PyQt] PyQt Release Plans and Qt v4.4 Support

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Thu Apr 17 10:12:35 BST 2008

The current PyQt snapshot is from the PyQt v4.4 branch and includes support 
for almost all of Qt v4.4rc1 including the new QtHelp, QtWebKit, 
QtXmlPatterns and phonon modules.

You will need to use the current SIP snapshot. This includes an enhanced 
sip.voidptr that supports the buffer protocol which means you can treat 
memory like a mutable list of bytes. It means that Qt v4.4's support for 
shared memory and memory mapped files can be used from Python.

As mentioned before, if you are using GCC, you will need to edit 
mkspecs/common/g++.conf and comment out the line refering to QMAKE_LFLAGS. 
I'm am told this will be fixed in the final Qt v4.4 release.

There will also be a PyQt v4.3.4 release (without any Qt v4.4 support) around 
the end of the month.


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