[PyQt] Reporting Bugs in PyQt/Qt

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Tue Nov 30 11:01:55 GMT 2010

On Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:35:03 +0000, Ian <hobson42 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 29/11/2010 22:44, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
>>> There are many references to an example which might have helped. This
>>> is at
>>> >  
>>> > 
>>> >  
>>> >  This gives a 404.  Double Hmmmm.
>> I'd expect the sample to be part of the PyQt4 distribution (at least
>> sources).
> Hi Andreas, Hans
> That would make a lot of sense, but sadly, it is not so.

So if you click on "PyQt Examples Source" in the Start menu you get an
empty directory?

> The Windows distribution includes no examples. When you load the 
> examples menu option, you get a warning that tells you they have not 
> been installed!

I suggest that you read the message more closely - it does not say that
the examples are not installed.

> The menu system it then loads is showy, and allows you 
> to select the examples - which then fail.
> Within the API docs, the links to Model/View Classes and model/view 
> Framework point to missing files (all links to examples also fail).

The class reference documentation is automatically generated from the Qt
documentation. The process is by no means perfect and, as it says at the
top of...


...results in some broken links.

> The assistant contains just the introduction page and nothing else. (No 
> helpful comments about finding it on-line).
> And rather worryingly, All the links claim to point to 4.7.4's 
> documentation. When you get there,  its all 4.6.

At the bottom of every page of the class reference it clearly states the
version of PyQt (v4.7.4 in your case) and the version of Qt (v4.6 in your

> So it would appear some dim-witted moronic fool has removed the "first 
> tier" of helpful docs from the windows release. No wonder things are so 
> exasperatingly difficult!
> Now that I have found the on-line docs, and I will persist.
> Regards
> Ian


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