[PyQt] Qt5 roadmap?

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Sun Jun 17 18:24:55 BST 2012

On Sat, 16 Jun 2012 07:27:11 -0700, David Cortesi <davecortesi at gmail.com>
> Folks,
> Per the Qt Project roadmap (http://qt-project.org/wiki/Qt_5.0) Qt 5 is
> supposed to be in beta now (the alpha is available at
> http://qt-project.org/prereleases), with final release "by the end of
> June".

I wouldn't put too much faith in those dates.

> I look in vain for a pyqt roadmap at riverbank.co.uk, although I do see
> roadmaps for sip and dip. So, what's the anticipation for PyQt5 release?
> Any news?

Qt5 support will be in two stages.

Current PyQt4 snapshots build against the alpha release of Qt5 (QtCore and
QtGui modules only at the moment). This will allow you to run your current
PyQt4 code with Qt5. You will get any speed improvements, bug fixes etc in
Qt5 but not any of the new functionality.

There will be a PyQt5 that will support the new functionality of Qt5, and
reflect its different structure (eg. QWidget will be in PyQt5.QtWidgets
rather than PyQt4.QtGui). Backwards compatibility with PyQt4 will not be


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