Qt for Python
The Qt for Python project aims to provide a complete port of the PySide module to Qt 5. The development started on GitHub in May 2015. The project managed to port Pyside to Qt 5.3, 5.4 & 5.5. During April 2016 The Qt Company decided to properly support the port (see details ).
This wiki page tracks the progress of the Qt for Python project development and provides further information concerning the effort.
- Getting started guide for macOS, Windows and Linux
- Bug tracker to report any issue.
- CodeReview and PySide2 open patches
- Git repository (5.9 branch is the branch currently worked on for PySide2)
- Development: Getting started
- Official documentation (in progress)
How does Qt for Python look like?
1 import sys 2 from PySide2.QtWidgets import QApplication, QLabel 3 4 if __name__ == "__main__": 5 app = QApplication() 6 label = QLabel("Hello World") 7 label.show() 8 sys.exit(app.exec_())
More examples can be found in the project's repository inside the examples directory.
- Official IRC channel on FreeNode #qt-pyside
- Official Mailing list
- Keybase: keybase.io/team/pyside
- Gitter: gitter.im/PySide/pyside2
Weekly development progress
The summary of the development progress can be found in Development Notes by date
Pyside Development Progress Notes
The most current view of the progress can be found in Jira:
The second link is useful to monitor the progress of the backlog. The best way to achieve this is to sort the list by the "Updated" column. Larger backlog/feature items are filed as "User Stories" in Jira.
Missing PySide2 bindings
The list of the current missing bindings can be found in Missing PySide2 bindings
Outstanding tasks for release
- Determine PySide2 package number
- Ensure multi target packages can be created (long standing - reduced Python API usage )
- General Doc changes required for release
- Getting started
- Some examples documented
- pyinstaller usage
- Class documentation polish
- snapshot generation on http://doc-snapshot.qt-project.org/
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: PySide? Qt for Python? what is the name?
- A: The name of the project is Qt for Python and the name of the module is PySide2.
- Q: Why PySide2 and not just PySide?
- A: Since PySide was developed for Qt4, when the port was made to support Qt5, the name was change to PySide2 to infer that is was a newer version.
- Q: Where I can find information about the old PySide project?
- A: The old wiki page of the project is available on PySide, but the project is deprecated, and there is no official support for it. We highly recommend to not use it.
- Q: My project is using PySide, how hard would it be to adapt it to PySide2?
- A: The changes are the same between Qt4 and Qt5, and for PySide users means mostly on adapting the import statement, since many classes were moved from QtGui to QtWidgets.
- Qt 5 is highly compatible with Qt 4. It is possible for developers of Qt 4 applications to seamlessly move on to Qt 5 with their current functionality and gradually develop new things leveraging all the great items Qt 5 makes possible.