[Twisted-Python] qt4 reactor status
sc at puzzlebox.info
Sat Jun 26 14:03:30 EDT 2010
I'm wondering if anyone can fill me in on the current status and
plans for Qt support under Twisted?
I've been working with PyGTK for most of my cross-platform
applications over the past decade or so, but mainly for license reasons
and to be honest GTK+ still looks pretty much the same visually as it
did back in the early 2000's (especially on Windows). It feels time to
move on to something a little less tired and a little better suited to
mobile deployment (starting with the N900 at least).
With Qt4 being LGPL'd and PySide offering the same as an
alternative to PyQT's GPL-or-commercial-only choices, it seems like
there shouldn't be any barriers to supporting it, save interest and time
from developers of course.
The last piece of information I could dig up was this trac ticket:
It sounds like Dr. Glenn Tarbox is happy with a potential license
change on the original qt4reactor code, but that still needs
confirmation from Itamar Shtull-Trauring and Gabe Rudy (with no further
comment in the last nine months). Whether the code itself is compatible
with the current releases of Qt, PyQt, or PySide isn't clear (there is
certainly no "stable" release suitable for serious re-deployment that I
The source itself is located here:
...but that code is now two years old, with the only update from
Alan Franzoni a little over a year ago doing some initial cleanup work
"in order to support better testing."
I've really only begun getting familiar with Qt development, but as
of this moment it seems like I should focus on learning the QtNetwork
component and start porting over my Twisted libraries to that, as at
least support is present and maintained - plus the licensing is clear.
In the meantime, can anyone please update me if there has been any
further work or consideration towards official Qt support for Twisted?
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