[PyQt] Building PyQt5 for embedded Linux systems

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Fri Jul 24 16:13:43 BST 2015

On 24/07/2015 3:33 pm, David Boddie wrote:
> On the #pyqt IRC channel on Freenode, I'm being asked about the best
> way to build
> PyQt5 for an embedded system, using the framebuffer rather than X as 
> the display
> system. I've just helped someone get PyQt4 built for a configuration 
> like this
> using the toolchain for a PowerPC system:
> http://www.mucross.com/downloads/cross-toolchain/
> I imagine that using pyqtdeploy is the preferred way to do this these 
> days.
> Is that correct?


> Can anyone share their experiences with this kind of embedded
> development using PyQt?

The traditional problem with embedded systems, as you know, is whether 
it uses a stripped down version of Qt. If it is a full version, but 
without the X11 specific calls, then it would be easy enough to define a 
new SIP feature to disable those when necessary.


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