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  1. Qt for Python
  2. PYSIDE-558

Provide portable PySide2 wheel via pip


    • Type: Suggestion
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P2: Important
    • Resolution: Done
    • Affects Version/s: 5.6
    • Fix Version/s: 5.11.0
    • Component/s: PySide
    • Labels:


      Here's a formal request to make it easier to distribute PySide2 using a wheel.

      • Portable (do not require Qt installed, bundle it in the wheel)
      • Pip-installable (without compiling during install), distributed via PyPi.
      • Compatible with Python 2.7 and 3.5/3.6
      • Bundle the pyside2-uic binary and make it work without errors: https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/PYSIDE-357
      • Review and rewrite setup.py. It's not up to today's standards in terms of packaging.
      • Definitively include PySide2.QtUiTools (requires Qt Creator on build) and requires fixing https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/PYSIDE-552
      • Built against Qt 5.6
      • Add some form of way of figuring out which version of PySide2 is used: https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/PYSIDE-557 (or better, maintain the _version_ string)
      • Windows, macOS and "Manylinux" support

      You may argue that PySide2 is not yet at a stable release, but users are starting to rely on it – and although I don't want to get political – I see PySide2 already loosing out on adoption because of this hurdle. I far too often see people move to PyQt5 just because you can just pip-install that and move on with work/life and achieve results.


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              fredrikaverpil Fredrik Averpil
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