[PyQt] Question about the PyQt future (PyQt5)

Detlev Offenbach detlev at die-offenbachs.de
Tue Mar 26 09:59:44 GMT 2013

Hello Phil,

thanks for the answers. Work is in progress to make eric5 and all it's plug-ins compatible with 
Python2. Once that is accomplished, support for eric4 would be dropped starting with the next 
stable eric5 release (whenever that will be after Py2 compatibility is reached). One future 
step in eric development could be to port it to PyQt5. Hence my interest in your plans. 
Meanwhile I got a few more questions.

1) Will PyQt5 and PyQt4 be API compaitble (i.e. exchangable) as long as only stuff that is 
covered by PyQt4 is used?
2) Will PyQt4 support Qt5 after the release of PyQt5 or will that be dropped?
3) What could be the benefit switch eric5 over to PyQt5?

Btw, did you realize, that it is now a bit over ten years you handed over the 'broken' eric 
debugger to me and pulled me into the business? It was on 24.11.2002, when the first alpha 
release of eric3, the first eric IDE, was announced.


On Monday 25 March 2013, 18:58:11 Phil Thompson wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:23:07 +0100, Detlev Offenbach
> <detlev at die-offenbachs.de> wrote:
> > Hello Phil,
> > 
> > I am aware, that there is no definitive plan for PyQt5 yet. However, I
> > would like to ask two questions. The answer to these could influence
> > the current plans and work for eric5.
> > 
> > Will PyQt5 be usable with Python2 and 3 or Python3 only?
> I haven't decided yet. I may develop and test with Python3 only but treat
> reported problems with Python2 as bugs.
> > For how long will PyQt4 and PyQt5 be maintained in parallel?
> I have no plans to drop PyQt4 and I'm being very careful to make sure that
> maintaining it will not be a significant effort.
> Phil
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