[PyQt] PyQt5.7 & ICU

Timothy W. Grove tim_grove at sil.org
Mon Nov 14 10:09:08 GMT 2016

On 13/11/2016 22:58, Phil Thompson wrote:
> On 13 Nov 2016, at 9:11 pm, Timothy W. Grove <tim_grove at sil.org> wrote:
>> Am I correct in thinking that PyQt5 v5.7 doesn't depend upon the ICU
>> libraries any longer, unless they are compiled into Qt from source? I
>> once moaned about the size the icu dll's added to my application and now
>> find that I may want them. :-(
>> Another option may be to (try and) compile them separately and use pyICU...
> PyQt knows nothing about ICU. Whether the DLLs are needed depends on how Qt is built.
> Phil

You don't happen to know if Qt changed their policy on ICU dependence 
between 5.6 and 5.7? I rarely have anything to do with the Qt source 
directly but depend upon your binaries and now pip to install PyQt. I 
believe the binary installer for PyQt5.6 was configured to use the -icu 
flag and the icu dll's ended up in my application's directories once 
frozen, but I'm not seeing this now with PyQt5.7.

Best regards,

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