[PyQt] A Heads Up for PyQt Packagers

Dmitry Shachnev mitya57 at ubuntu.com
Wed Jun 20 17:35:25 BST 2018

Hi Phil, and thanks for the heads up!

On Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 10:27:54PM +0100, Phil Thompson wrote:
> This will mainly be of interest to people who create sip, PyQt4, PyQt5 etc.
> packages for Linux but also anybody who builds from source.
> Starting with v5.11 (ie. the next release) PyQt5 will use a private copy of
> the sip module. Packagers have the choice of including it with PyQt5 or
> creating a new package (PyQt5_sip?). The wheels will use the second approach
> (because the module is Python version specific, whereas the PyQt5 modules
> themselves are not).

What about “official” PyQt5 addons (such as QScintilla or PyQt3D), and
third-party PyQt5 addons — will they use standalone sip, or sip from PyQt5?

Will the standalone sip be updated, or 4.19.8 will be the last release of 4.x?

Dmitry Shachnev
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