Qt4 Poll

Frank Schima macsforever2000 at macports.org
Tue Aug 31 07:53:05 PDT 2010

Hi Michael,

I use Qt4 and PyQt4 every day. Ultimately I just care if PyQt4 works. However, the Mac way is to use Frameworks and python26 and above use it. I don't see how py26-pyqt4 will work without a framework build of Qt4, but I don't actually know either way. 


On Aug 31, 2010, at 6:40 AM, Michael Dickens wrote:

> If you knowingly use / develop using Qt4, please reply to me your usage
> preference, probably off list is best to keep traffic down:
> 1) I -require- Qt4 to be installed as a framework.
> 2) I -prefer- Qt4 to be installed as a framework.
> 3) I do not care at all how Qt4 is installed so long as it works.
> 4) I -prefer- Qt4 to be installed as separate libraries, headers, and
> related files.
> 5) I -require- Qt4 to be installed as separate libraries, headers, and
> related files.
> Reason I'm asking is that I've come upon an issue that's easiest to
> resolve by forcing Qt4 to be installed a just libraries; doing so also
> helps resolve a few other anticipate future issues.  So, I'm thinking of
> setting Qt4 ports to install as no_framework only, with no option for
> framework.  That said, if anyone truly requires a framework install then
> I'll reconsider and/or maybe we can work out some compromise.
> To the best of my understanding, a framework is just a (1)
> reorganization of libraries, headers, and related files; (2) renaming of
> libraries to match the framework's name; and (3) extra soft links here
> and there for the "current" framework version (so, allowing multiple
> versions to be installed at the same time, within the same top-level
> directory structure).
> As Qt4 provides PKGCONFIG scripts (and will provide CMAKE scripts, in
> the next set of updates) to determine CFLAGS, LDFLAGS, and other
> properties, I don't see this as being an issue at all.  But, I wanted to
> put the question out there to see what others say; I certainly don't
> know everything :)
> Thanks in advance for your feedback. - MLD
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