[PyQt] Feedback Required: Windows 32-bit Wheels

Jones, Bryan bjones at ece.msstate.edu
Thu Aug 16 15:39:01 BST 2018


I agree with Kyle -- I'd like to see 32-bit Windows builds, for exactly
this case -- where the host Python environment is outside of a developer's
control. But, maintaining an extra build environment is a huge pain. If you
can bear it, I think the community would appreciate it.


On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 9:29 AM Phil Thompson <phil at riverbankcomputing.com>

> On 16 Aug 2018, at 3:13 pm, Kyle Altendorf <sda at fstab.net> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > On August 16, 2018 7:41:17 AM EDT, Phil Thompson <
> phil at riverbankcomputing.com> wrote:
> >> Given that 32-bit Windows seems to be becoming a second class citizen
> >> as far as Qt is concerned (ie. there is no 32-bit Web Engine any more),
> >> I am considering dropping the 32-bit Windows wheels. 32-bit Windows
> >> would still be supported when building from source.
> >
> > I use 32-bit windows wheels because of automated tests I have for some C
> embedded device.  I use pieces from my GUI app and also javabridge which
> has to be 32-bit to agree with the TI Code Composer Studio which is only
> available as 32-bit on Windows presently (and only 64 on Linux...  *sigh*).
> >
> > How much effort is it to maintain the 32 bit wheel build?  Any chance of
> getting a copy of the reference wheel build script you use?  It seems like
> we could setup automated builds (including snapshots) and probably get some
> community support to keep them going.
> The effort is maintaining 4 development environments rather than 3 which
> is made worse by Windows being such a pain.
> The "wheel build script" is an integral part of an internal build and CI
> system. I am (slowly) moving towards being able to have source packages on
> PyPI - but that would require you to have Qt already installed.
> Phil
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