[PyQt] A Heads Up for PyQt Packagers

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Sat Jun 23 16:15:36 BST 2018

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).

Let me note that this also requires projects to adjust their imports to
continue working with the latest wheels - instead of "import sip", one
now needs to do "from PyQt5 import sip".


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