[PyQt] How to write a GUI interface for a set of Python programs?

Algis Kabaila akabaila at pcug.org.au
Mon Jan 28 03:55:45 GMT 2008


Many thanks for your prompt answer.  I use openSUSE 10.3 and thought I already 
had Qt4 installed.  Looking at the Yast package list, it would seem that this 
is so.  I do not remember how I installed the QtDesigner - I don't think that 
it came in a suse rpm package, as yast does not show it.

I was wondering at the version number of my QtDesigner (3.3.8). Can I assume 
that it should be 4.4.x if Qt4 is used?

I confess to have been wondering at the strange numbering of QtDesigner, but 
concluded, evidently quite wrongly - and stupidly - that it must be separate 
numbers from the Qt version.

Ah well, write it down to old age...

Thanks again,


On Mon, 28 Jan 2008 09:55:26 Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> On 28.01.08 09:21:20, Algis Kabaila wrote:
> > On Mon, 28 Jan 2008 07:11:21I another thread Hans-Peter Jansen wrote:
> > > Am Sonntag, 27. Januar 2008 schrieb Ryen Lee:
> > > > > > Hi everybody! I am a newbie for PyQT.Now I am write a simple
> > > > > > programm
> >
> > [...]
> > The above sentence from another thread describes well my current status.
> >
> > In the last few years I wrote a series of programs in Python for
> > Structural Analysis for Engineering structures.  IMHO, Python is a great
> > teaching language that enables one to expose the basic principles of
> > programming without having to go into extraneous details.
> >
> > Currently those programs lack GUI.  I would like to write GUI with a
> > minimum need to substantially change my extant Python programs and a
> > minimum "immersion" into yet another computer language (I am 83 and have
> > learned many languages - computer since the valve computer days as well
> > as human - in my long and varied life).
> >
> > PyQt interface looks pretty, it is an integral part of KDE, so it seems
> > like the right candidate for my objectives.
> >
> > Is it possible to create a GUI with QtDesigner and "assemble" it into
> > PyQt from the *.ui files and then outside of the QtDesigner call extant
> > Python programs?  Or is that an impossible dream?
> Thats quite easy using a python-written class that uses the .ui file to
> setup the GUI.
> > If that is possible, how can I achieve that aim with the latest (?)
> > QtDesigner version 3.3.8?
> I suggest to look into PyQt4 instead, Qt 3.3 is not maintained anymore
> by TT (maybe for important security fixes) and thus doesn't get updates
> anymore. PyQt4/Qt4 is the current state of the art and it still ships
> with designer, though the actual use of the .ui files has changed a bit.
> Andreas

Algis Kabaila (Dr)

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