Plans for PyQt6?

Florian Bruhin me at
Tue Apr 28 17:39:03 BST 2020

On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 04:55:20PM +0100, Phil Thompson wrote:
> On 28/04/2020 16:18, Detlev Offenbach wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > one thing I would like to ask for already is some kind of 'porting tool' to
> > make the job of porting PyQt5 applications to PyQt6 a bit easier (like in
> > former times the 2to3 tool for Python). Somewhere I read, that Qt might be
> > planning to provide such a tool. If it is usable for PyQt5 and/or PySide2
> > is unknown.
> > 
> > Why am I asking for this? The eric-ide code base is quite large and it
> > would be a task of months, if I had to scan it manually. I would have to
> > find out about all the removed and changed API first.
> > 
> > Detlev
> Useful yes, but not a high priority at first. I wouldn't expect major
> projects to consider migrating to PyQt6 for many months.

Given that the support for (non-commercial) Qt 5 will end the moment Qt 6 is
released[1], maybe more projects will want to switch quickly.

Then again, there are still projects using Qt 4 which was dropped in
December 2015 (but supported in parallel to Qt 5 for three years)[2].



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