BoF Notes: How Python can help KDE Development?

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at
Sun Sep 13 19:27:22 BST 2020

On Sonntag, 13. September 2020 12:13:48 CEST Adriaan de Groot wrote:
> On 2020 setula d. 12id 23:02:27 CEST Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> > On Samstag, 12. September 2020 16:13:29 CEST Cristián Maureira-Fredes
> > wrote:
> > >   - A similar project on this topic is PythonQt [3]
> > > 
> > > [3]
> > 
> > I have worked many years with the maintainer of PythonQt (Florian Link,
> > awesome developer and person) and have made extensive use of PythonQt for
> > scripting MeVisLab (a Qt-based application framework for medical imaging
> > applications).
> That's interesting: PythonQt was also used by Calamares (Calamares also uses
> Boost::Python, so offering two ways to embed Python into the C++
> application). PythonQt support is deprecated and will be removed, for two
> reasons:
> 1 - nobody was actually using the Qt / UI parts of it to do UI scripting in
> Calamares, so the extra API and dependency was not useful, and
> 2 - PythonQt is packaged inconsistently and/or weirdly by Linux distro's,
> which makes it hard to depend upon.
> That might be a chicken / egg situation though: if it's not packaged, people
> won't use it either. I see that Calamares still refers to a SourceForge
> home for it -- that's an indication of how old and unmaintained that part
> of the Calamares code is. However, after chasing a few redirects, I end up
> on GitHub, with no tags, no releases and no indication of anything newer
> than Qt 5.12 in that repo. (And it uses QtScript, it seems, although an
> own-copy)
> Perhaps that project needs some extra help with documentation and
> presentation?

I think help would be appreciated.

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