[PyQt] Windows Install Issue

Detlev Offenbach detlev at die-offenbachs.de
Mon Jan 13 18:37:26 GMT 2014

On Monday 13 January 2014, 18:23:02 Phil Thompson wrote:
> On 13-01-2014 5:38 pm, Detlev Offenbach wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > the only ‚work around‘ would be to compile PyQt5 yourself.
> > However, depending on what you want to achieve, it may be simpler to
> > just stay with PyQt4 and hope, that Phil creates installers, that can
> > be installed in parallel. I don’t see a reason, why this should not
> > be possible. Eric5 needs PyQt4 to be run. However, that may change
> > for
> > the next major release (scheduled end of this year).
> The issue is that for a particular Python installation you can only
> have one Qt installation because of the way qt.conf works. So you would
> need to build PyQt4 and PyQt5 against the same copy of Qt5.
> Or (and much easier) you have two Python installations, one for PyQt4
> and one for PyQt5. This would allow you to use eric (implemented in
> PyQt4) to debug PyQt5 code using all the standard Python and PyQt
> installers. (At least I think so, Windows registry settings may be
> problematic.)

How can this setup be achieved with the Windows installers? That is what most people using 
PyQt and/or eric on Windows are looking for. Maybe there is a chance for a combined installer 
with PyQt4 AND PyQt5 as described in the first paragraph of your response?

*Detlev Offenbach*
detlev at die-offenbachs.de
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