[PyQt] Deploying PyQt in a C++ Application
phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Thu Aug 6 23:40:26 BST 2015
On 06/08/2015 11:22 pm, Ferguson, Eric W (397B) wrote:
> Thanks for answering my questions so quickly. Again, pardon my
> since I am new to python deployment.
> Since you said using pydeployqt was possible, I had a few additional
> questions regarding that tool:
> 1.The first tab of the pydeployqt GUI is for your application source.
> Since I am embedding python into my C++ application, I don¹t really
> I have an application source. It seems like something has to be
> on this tab though and I am not sure what to include.
Your Python code that you want to embed in your application. You might
have a problem if there isn't any - that particular corner case won't
have been tested - but that can be fixed.
> 2. I definitely know which PyQt modules and standard library modules I
> want to include, so those tabs were easy. However, the location tab is
> bit confusing for me as well. I want to use python2.7 as the
> The next tab requests the source location for python. Python 2.7 came
> preinstalled on my mac - does that include the python source code or do
> need to get a tarballed source from python.org?
You need to get the source.
> 3. For the target python locations, I know where to find the python
> include directory for 2.7 on my machine. In the tutorial for the python
> library, it looks like you are pointing to a static library (.a). Does
> this mean I need to statically build the python library before using
> tool, or will the tool do that for me? Do I give it the path to a
> that already exists or is this a path to the library that will be
Whether you embed a static version of the library with your application,
or distribute a copy of the dynamic version with your application is up
The path is to a library that already exists.
> I also noticed your static build section after the pyqtdeploy tutorial
> using the command line interface tool. Perhaps I shouldn¹t be using the
> pydeployqt GUI and instead should be using that tool instead? If so,
> can I include more than a small sub-set of the standard libraries in my
> static build of python?
You can't. pyqtdeploycli is intended to be used by build systems - it
never modifies a .pdy project file.
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