Rob Hetland wrote:
The MPL Qt backend requires PyQt (or, better, Qt4 and PyQt4). PyQt does compile against the Qt Library, and also takes quite a while to complete.
I guess I wasn't clear -- does the MPL QT back-end compile against QT? Or can you just install PyQt after MPL, and have it work?
I'm on a quest to get as complete as possible a MPL binary for OS-X, so I need to know if I need to have PyQt all working to build an MPL binary that supports it.
> PyQt does not use setuptools, and I am not sure how to make a
generally usable binary distribution from it.
Does it build with distutils? If so, then, in theory, you can use bdist_mpkg to build a binary package. bdist_mpkg comes with Py2app.
I say "in theory" because PyQt is pretty complex, so it may not s work out of the box. However, there was some work done a while back adapting py2app to support it, so it just may work. If it doesn't the folks on pythonmac list can probably help.
I would say that installation is quite easy (although time consuming) -- perhaps just a good set of directions on the MPL site?
That would certainly be a start -- though shouldn't such directions be on a QT or MacPython site. The pythonmac Wiki has had troubles lately, I'm afraid, though it seems to be up at the moment:
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