Getting GPLed Qt/PyQt Running on Windows

Note: This page has become somewhat obsolete with the release of Qt 4.x under the GPL.

There is a new page that describes how to build PyQt4 at BuildPyQt4Windows.


One of the frustrations I've always had with Qt is that current versions could not be used on Windows without paying a substantial developer fee for the license. I balked at this because

However, this has changed. The people over at the kde-cygwin project have taken the GPLed version of Qt and ported it to native Windows (i.e. it does not require Cygwin). As soon as I saw this, I immediately started to try and get PyQt to compile against this version. Amazingly, it didn't take nearly as much work as I thought it would.


The process

Questions or comments? Email me at: jlamanna AT gmail DOT com

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PyQt/GPLPyQtWindows (last edited 2014-06-08 00:20:37 by DavidBoddie)

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