[PyQt] Installing PyQt 5 on Mac OS X (10.6.8 Snow Leopard) <- reverting to 4.8

Anzir Boodoo ab at transcience.co.uk
Sat Jun 29 02:47:23 BST 2013

On 29 Jun 2013, at 01:55, William Kyngesburye wrote:

> I was going to try it myself (haven't installed Qt5 yet, no need), but for some dumb reason, Qt5 switched to a custom Qt-made installer for their binaries.  I don't trust them to not do something weird.
> Since the only thing I compile doesn't support Qt5 yet (and may not for a long while), I really don't have enough interest to try compiling Qt5.
> If you don't absolutely need Qt5, go with 4.8.  I did find one discussion topic for Qt5 saying that the binary installer for 5.0.1 did not function properly on OS X 10.6 and you needed to compile Qt5, but I didn't see anything if this was fixed in the 5.0.2 installer.

I think I came to that conclusion just before I left the office, and think I'll cut my losses...

I'm learning Qt (and PyQt) for QGIS, so it's quite comforting that Qt 5 isn't going to be needed for a while, and 4.8 will be fine for the forseeable...

Thanks for your help, and for the work you've been doing on QGIS on OS X.

Anzir Boodoo, PhD student
The Institute for Transport Studies, The University of Leeds, LEEDS LS2 9JT
QUEEN'S ANNIVERSARY PRIZE WINNERS - 'sustained transport excellence' - www.its.leeds.ac.uk/queensprize

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