[PyQt] Compiling SIP v5 vs v4

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Wed Nov 13 13:05:49 GMT 2019

On 13/11/2019 12:25, Erik Janssens wrote:
> Hi,
> I was looking at the installation instructions of SIP v5.
> SIP v4 had the option of specifying configuration files,
> and using qmake for the creation of makefiles.
> This was really easy to use for example the mingw compiler
> delivered with Qt or use a cross compiler.
> That support seems to be removed from SIP v5 ?

This is probably what you are looking for...


> Is the main idea now that one should rely on the
> support of distutils/setuptools for such scenarios ?
> (support, cough, cough)
> Or are there other options entertained ?

The qmake support is part of PyQt-builder. When Qt6 is released I will 
add a cmake builder but it will be added to sip5 (rather than 
PyQt-builder) as it is of more general use.


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