Technical Preview of PySide-Shiboken

Marcelo Lira (PySide developer) announced moments ago on the PySide mailing list the technical preview of PySide-Shiboken:
Hello folks,

today we got the Shiboken generated PySide bindings in a good enough
shape to do a proper release
with tarballs and all the required niceties, instead of rough git
urls. Keep in mind that this is an alfa release,
or a "technical preview" as the kids in my lawn are used to say, some
modules are missing and bugs are not
hard to find.

This PySide release contains bindings for the following modules:

* QtCore
* QtGui
* QtNetwork
* QtWebKit
* QtSvg
* QtXml
* QtTest
* QtOpenGL
* QtSql

Feel free to try your Python code with this version of PySide. You
know how it works: more users == less bugs.
As long as you guys tell us about the bugs:

A noteworthy fact is the first release of the Shiboken C++ binding
generator. Yay!
We strongly encourage it's use to produce non-Qt C++ bindings for
Python, it will make your life easier.
If it turns out to be not so easy, come and talk with us on #pyside
channel (Freenode).

Here follow everything needed for this release, in order of compilation.

API Extractor, version 0.4.0

Generator Runner, version 0.4.0

Shiboken, version 0.2.0

PySide, version 0.3.0

You will notice that the size of the generated bindings for the Qt
modules in no way resemble the figures from the Boost.Python version.
And talking about Boost: packagers, be aware that no component depends
on Boost::Graph anymore. Yay^2!

P.S.: cgoncalves, thanks for all the code. And to everyone else that
provided bug reports, patches, beers, etc.

And I followed by adding the usual pos-release-announcement announcement:

Don't want to get your hands dirty and have headaches due to compilation
issues? That's bloody easy! Get this very same release version already
packaged for your distribution from the openSUSE Build Service! Packages
(32bit and 64bit) available for the following distributions:

- openSUSE 11.0, 11.1, 11.2 (for both Qt 4.5 and Qt 4.6 version available),
and Factory
- Fedora 11 and 12
- Mandriva 2009.1 and 2010

You can install PySide package by adding the proper repository from
to your package manager (zypper, yum, urpi, smart or any other rpm-md
compatible) followed by the installation of package 'python-pyside'.

But (!) in case you are all a bleeding-eye person, or simply if you want to
take an extremely important role on the development by testing it and
reporting back to developers, you can even get the regularly snapshots taken
from PySide's Git mainline by adding the devel repository[1].

Or if you happen to be from the old-school and love PySide Boost based you can
still install and use it[2].

I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate and thanks the PySide
team for their magnificent effort given to the project. You guys rock!


4 comentários:

Linus said...

I have som problems with pyside on opensuse 11.3 (won't quit when using some model/view-classes). Do you have any plans of updating the packages to the latest beta, or should i get my hands deep in compiling it myself?

Just reading the build instructions makes me want to kiss your feet. Thanks for the suse builds.

Carlos Gonçalves said...

Hi Linus,

Currently there is a build issue stopping me from packaging the latest beta version successfully (since beta3 IIRC) due to the use of a tilde in the release version. Even though I've replaced tildes by hyphens all over, I still get a spec syntax error at the end of the build. It builds fine on openSUSE 11.2 and Mandriva 2010.1, though.

If you or anybody else have any hint on how to fix it, please don't hesitate to contact me.

- (somehow I broke the thread chain in my second email)

Carlos Gonçalves said...

Linus, I've finally fixed it and submitted the changes to OBS. Builds are currently running. You should be able to update to the latest beta version available right now (beta5) as soon as they finished and get

Have a lot of fun! ;-)

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