[PyQt] Compiling SIP v5 vs v4

Erik Janssens erik.janssens at conceptive.be
Wed Nov 13 15:16:10 GMT 2019

aha, thank you !

is my understanding correct in that :

- PyQt-Builder should be installed on the 'build python'
- Through the configuration, PyQt-Builder can be instructed to use the 
qmake of a cross compiler,
   and link against the 'host python'
- PyQt builder will then build both sip and pyqt for the host python

So there is no longer the need to build sip before building pyqt ?

Thank you,


On 11/13/19 2:05 PM, Phil Thompson wrote:
> 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...
> https://www.riverbankcomputing.com/static/Docs/PyQt5/pyqt_builder.html
>> 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.
> Phil

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