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2021

13. May 2021

  • No meeting due to holiday
  • Bugs
    • PYSIDE-1566 Designer plugins don't work on macOS - solved & checked in
    • PYSIDE-1564 QObject does not support cooperative multiple inheritance
  Problem isolated, in progress (needs quite some change)

06. May 2021

29. April 2021

22. April 2021

15. April 2021

  • Infrastructure
    • Setting on track the content of OSS and commercial wheels.
    • Qt addons distribution will change in 6.1 and 6.2, so we need to keep an eye on that.
    • New macOS machines for the CI
  • Documentation update process to be improved.
  • Bugs
    • There were some problems with the default encoding and the doc build process (python version related)
    • 1529 fixed, and other issues (QPointF), 1514 QPainter, 1503 QCharts.
  • Features
    • Improving examples to use new features and refreshing the code base.
    • Performance examples to compare C++ and Python
    • Reformatting some code base to use f-strings and warning
    • New tutorials in progress based on Model View
    • Internal Qt Hackathon
      • Focused on integration with matplotlib (Performance discussion)
      • Scripting C++ applications.

08. April 2021

  • No meeting

01. April 2021

  • Deployment story
    • Add new test for Nuitka (on macOS)
    • Update the tutorials, since PyInstaller and cx_Freeze seems to be partially working on Qt6.
    • Higher versions from macOS are more restrictive for the bundles that are generated. This leads to new breakage.
  • Preparation for 6.0.3 release
  • Bug
    • PYSIDE-1523 Nuitka compile methods/functions is done
    • PYSIDE-1338 Hiding confusing feature frame entries
    • Wheel Tester to be improved.
  • Features
    • pathlib features still in progress.
    • Porting more examples to snake_case
    • Check snippets_translator tool.
    • Make generate_pyi as a generic tool to be merged.

25. March 2021

  • Infra
    • Evaluation to change the wheel names to specify glibc version for 6.1
    • CI issues still with macOS
  • Features
    • Refactoring examples (snake_case)
    • Updating deployment docs.
    • PYSIDE-1523 Nuitka, support for compiled functions.
    • PYSIDE-1415 make the generate_pyi more general
    • PYSIDE-1449 pathlib compatibility
    • Improvements on the documentation, tutorials, and examples.
    • Enabling snippet translator into the doc building process.
  • Bugs
    • Fix crash from the new Network components.
    • Triage and some other fixes.
    • PYSIDE-1502 Compiling pyside2 with build target does not result in PySide2 `support` module being installed
    • PYSIDE-1524 warning related to sprintf
    • PYSIDE-1019 1038 hidden imports, properties, other fixes.
    • There seems to be some problems with PyInstaller on macOS

18. March 2021

  • Infra
    • CI has been showing some issues. 12h timeouts for macOS.
    • Soon to have 6.1 branch
    • Synchronization of the commercial repository with latest Qt.
  • Features
    • Improving commercial tools.
    • Finding issues and getting ideas to improve the docs.
    • Using new qttools directory
    • Add option to not copy qt tools to the wheel when building.
    • pathlib compatibility patch still on-going
    • improvements to the documentation, adding 'doc' directory to each example.
  • Bugs
    • OpenGLFunctions issues (mailing list announcement)
    • PYSIDE-1520 Union types
    • PYSIDE-1514 Shiboken module movement patches had some issues, which will be fixed
    • PYSIDE-1502 Working on improving the __feature__ option to make them safer in diff installation errors.
    • PYSIDE-1019 feature import problem (found in PYSIDE-1338) waiting for review

11. March 2021

  • Infra
    • 6.0.2 is out
    • 5.15.3 still pending
    • Trying to update dependencies for 6.1 (modules)
    • auditwheel (research, optional)
    • COIN seems to be acting weird, but generally.
  • Features
    • cleanup snippets and general things in shiboken
    • license changes for LTS
    • Adding clarifications to the docs.
    • Discussion on the proper build processes.
  • Bugs

5. March 2021

  • General Topics
    • 6.0.2 release preparations
      • Final fix for license checking instructions
      • OSS RC1 wheels should be available for testing later today
      • Merge from pyside-setup/6.0 into tqtc-pyside-setup/6.0 is pending that final fix
    • Bugs
      • PYSIDE-1438 Crash in Qt DataVisualisation adressed
      • Bug triage, moved several bugs over to Qt
    • Features
      • Cleanup and improvement of injected code snippets in PySide6
      • Improvements in error handling

25. February 2021

  • General Topics
    • Commercial 5.15.3 release next week.
    • 6.0.2 release next week.
  • Infra updates
    • Keep an eye on the next Python releases.
  • Features
    • Documentation for the designer plugin
    • shiboken: c++ using directive
    • pathlib compatibility support discussion (initial implementation was discarded)
      • Trying to discover all the methods that are related to paths.
  • Bugs
    • cx_Freeze issues in 6.0.0/1

18. February 2021

  • General Topics
    • Commercial LTS 5.15.3 release.
    • DeveloperWeek conference talk by Corey: will mention Qt for Python.
  • Infra Update
    • TBD: Need of a new branch in qt5.git for the lts qt for python release.
  • Features
    • pathlib.Path (soon to be ready) and fspath support (difficult) in pyside
    • __feature__ documentation
    • Designer patches are done (we still need docs)
    • documentation generation fixes.
    • shiboken: general refactoring (constructors)
    • doc: examples code in tabs
    • doc: new ideas for tutorials and vocabulary.

11. February 2021

  • General topics
    • Issues with Pick-to: 5.15
    • Discussion about the usage of pathlib
    • Reduce linux wheel size by not including .debug files.
  • Infra update
    • Timeouts in RHEL
    • Preparing addons for 6.1
  • Bugs
    • Fixing many issues related to sphinx, and documentation in general.
  • Features
    • Moving the internal shiboken6.shiboken6.Shiboken to shiboken6.Shiboken 1497
    • Will be finish today (Documentation about the __feature__ options) PYSIDE-1481
    • (in progress) https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/PYSIDE-1019 usage of constructor properties when enabling true_property
    • Migration to pathlib in our code, and add support for fspath in our API, https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/PYSIDE-1499
    • Examples gallery embedded into the doc building process.
    • Designer patch ready for review.
    • Commercial tools on-going (icons discussion)
    • (in progress) Error handling in shiboken

4. February 2021

28. January 2021

  • Infra update
    • 'dev' we are missing tests on macOS (in progress). Qt5 bin on macOS 11, and running test on 10.15/13
    • trying to build pyside on a custom Qt (with plugins/addons) oss and commercial
  • Bugs
  • Features
    • refactoring shiboken
    • statmachine module rebirth
    • designer patches to include custom widgets.
    • enabling clang_options on shiboken
  • Branching story
    • lts-5.15 issues
      • Fix pyside-setup/5.15 and do all the merges     (done)                                        
      • Merge pyside-setup/5.15 into tqtc-pyside-setup/5.15    (done)                                        
      • Create tqtc-pyside-setup/lts-5.15 from pyside-setup/5.15
      • Close pyside-setup/5.15 Make the Pick-to bot merge from Pick-to: 5.15 -> tqtc/lts-5.15
    • tqtc
      • create tqtc/dev from oss/dev
      • move manually the patches that added things for the commercial offering into tqtc/dev (shiboken ui, m2m protocols modules)
    • Process to fix bugs
      • push to oss/dev Pickt-to: 5.15 (this will go to lts-5.15)
      • before release we push oss/dev to tqtc/dev

21. January 2021

  • Infra update
    • 'dev' branch seems to be the only broken (maybe 5.15)
    • Provisioning is affected
    • need to create lts-5.15 branch for commercial releases
    • WinRT is broken (at a Qt/CI level)
  • Bug fixes
  • Features
    • Rename internal shiboken import: 'from shiboken6 import shiboken6 as Shiboken' -> 'from shiboken6 import Shiboken'
      • Both options in 6.1,
      • Only 'from shiboken6 import Shiboken' from 6.2 on.
    • Designer plugin: set environment in the launcher script (instead of the rpath option)
    • Removing extra QtCharts namespace (it was removed in Qt) -> QtDataVisualization?
      • Externals helping the migration process.
    • https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/PYSIDE-1477 clang options for shiboken cross build
  • Starting work on new tutorials and applications (Data Science and visualization)

14. January 2021

7. January 2021

  • Infra update
    • libclang install fixes (issues related to 6.0 and 10.0)
      • from the MSVC update, we require 10.0 for 5.15 and 6.0
  • Bug fixes
    • PYSIDE-1447 qapp flag
    • PYSIDE-1463 snake_case init issue
    • PYSIDE-1470 shiboken delete qapp
    • PYSIDE-79 reopened due to a leak introduced by the fix to PYSIDE-68
  • Features
    • Possible research PYSIDE-163
    • Refactoring shiboken
    • PYSIDE-1455 designer plugin
    • Snippets translators
    • Deployment story for PySide6

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