[PyQt] Feedback Required: Windows 32-bit Wheels
bjones at ece.msstate.edu
Mon Aug 20 17:33:01 BST 2018
Another reason to keep 32-bit builds for Windows: it's the default download
from Python.org, meaning that's the expectation for many Python developers.
On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 9:39 AM Jones, Bryan <bjones at ece.msstate.edu> wrote:
> 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.
>> PyQt mailing list PyQt at riverbankcomputing.com
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