ANN: PyQt5 v5.1 Released


Phil Thompson

PyQt5 v5.1 has been released and is available from

PyQt5 is a comprehensive set of bindings for v5 of Digia's Qt
cross-platform application framework. It supports Python v3, v2.7 and

The highlights of this release include full support for Qt v5.1, the
QtSensors and QtSerialPort modules, and bindings for OpenGL v2.0 and
OpenGL ES/2.

Windows installers are provided which contain everything needed for PyQt5
development (including Qt, Qt Designer, QScintilla, and MySQL, PostgreSQL,
SQLite and ODBC drivers) except Python itself. Installers are provided
for the 32 and 64 bit versions of Python v3.3.

PyQt5 is implemented as a set of 22 extension modules including support

- non-GUI infrastructure including event loops, threads, i18n, user and
application settings, mapped files and shared memory

- GUI infrastructure including window system integration, event handling,
2D graphics, basic imaging, fonts, OpenGL

- a comprehensive set of desktop widgets

- WebKit

- full integration with Quick2 and QML allowing new Quick items to be
implemented in Python and created in QML

- event driven network programming

- multimedia including cameras, audio and radios

- sensors including accelerometers, altimeters, compasses, gyroscopes,
magnetometers, and light, pressure, proximity, rotation and temperature

- serial ports


- printing

- DBus

- XPath, XQuery, XSLT and XML Schema validation

- a help system for creating and viewing searchable documentation

- unit testing of GUI applications.


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