[PyQt] PyQt and/or Qt problems on Windows Vista

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Mon Apr 5 21:31:28 BST 2010

On Mon, 5 Apr 2010 22:05:49 +0200, Francesco Biccari <biccari at gmail.com>
> Hello,
> this is my first post to this list.
> I am an Italian researcher. In our lab we would like to move
> from Visual Basic (5!) to Python + PyQt.
> Unfortunately our first tests were discouraging and I am here to
> ask for some advices.
> I use Windows Vista 32 bit.
> I installed Python 2.6.5 (Windows installer) and
> PyQt (PyQt-Py2.6-gpl-4.7.2-1.exe).
> We have noticed two issues:
> 1. programs written with PyQt run slower
> than similar programs written, for example, with wxPython.
> (however this is not a big issue)
> 2. All non-trivial PyQt applications make python.exe to crash when we
> close the application.
> I tried also to compile PyQt by myself but the problems still remain.

I've had another report like this. Two possible solutions - use the current
PyQt snapshot, or use Python 2.6.4.


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