ANN: PyQt v4.4.2 Released


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Phil Thompson

Riverbank Computing is pleased to announce the release of PyQt v4.4.2
available from http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/software/pyqt/.

This release adds full support for Qt v4.4.0 including the new QtHelp,
QtWebKit, QtXmlPatterns and phonon modules.

A Windows installer is provided for the GPL version of PyQt which contains
everything needed for PyQt development (including Qt, Qt Designer and
QScintilla) except Python itself.

PyQt is a comprehensive set of Qt bindings for the Python programming language
and supports the same platforms as Qt (Windows, Linux and MacOS/X). Like Qt,
PyQt is available under the GPL and a commercial license.

PyQt v4 supports Qt v4 (http://www.trolltech.com/products/qt/index.html).
PyQt v3 is still available to support earlier versions of Qt.

PyQt v4 is implemented as a set of 17 extension modules containing over 400
classes and over 6,000 functions and methods.

QtCore
The non-GUI infrastructure including event loops, threads, i18n, Unicode,
signals and slots, user and application settings, mapped files and shared
memory.

QtDesigner
A set of classes that allow the Qt Designer GUI design tool to be extended
with PyQt.

QtGui
A rich collection of GUI widgets.

QtHelp
A set of classes for creating and viewing searchable documentation and
being able to integrate online help with PyQt applications. It includes
the C++ port of the Lucene text search engine.

QtNetwork
A set of classes to support TCP and UDP socket programming and higher
level protocols (eg. HTTP, SSL).

QtOpenGL
A set of classes that allows PyOpenGL to render onto Qt widgets.

QtScript
A set of classes that implements a JavaScript interpreter. Python objects
may be exposed in the interpreter as JavaScript objects.

QtSql
A set of classes that implement SQL data models and interfaces to industry
standard databases. It includes an implementation of SQLite.

QtSvg
A set of classes to render SVG files onto Qt widgets.

QtTest
A set of classes to automate unit testing of PyQt applications and GUIs.

QtWebKit
This implements a web browser engine based on the WebKit engine used by
Apple's Safari browser. It allows the methods and properties of Python
objects to be published and appear as JavaScript objects to scripts
embedded in HTML pages.

QtXML
A set of classes that implement DOM and SAX parsers.

QtXMLPatterns
A set of classes that implement XQuery and XPath support for XML and
custom data models.

QtAssistant
A set of classes that enables the Qt Assistant online help browser to be
integrated with an application.

QAxContainer
A set of classes for Windows that allows the integration of ActiveX
controls and COM objects.

phonon
A cross-platform multimedia framework that enables the use of audio and
video content in PyQt applications. DirectX is used as the Windows
backend, QuickTime as the MacOS/X backend, and GStreamer as the Linux
backend.

DBus
PyQt includes dbus.mainloop.qt that allows the Qt event loop to be used
with the standard DBus Python bindings.

PyQt includes the pyuic4 utility which generates Python code to implement user
interfaces created with Qt Designer in the same way that the uic utility
generates C++ code. It is also able to load Designer XML files dynamically.

Phil
 
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