[Slackbuilds-users] qt5 is sorely in need of an update

David Woodfall dave at dawoodfall.net
Wed Jul 11 02:34:53 UTC 2018

On Tuesday 3 July 2018 10:40,
orbea at fredslev.dk <orbea at fredslev.dk> put forth the proposition:
> > Maybe you meant this by EOL also, the source mentioned in qt5.info
> > has vanished. Sorry if this is already known by everybody, i didn't
> > follow the qt discussion yet.
> I didn't even notice that yet!
> I meant that Qt5 upstream released 5.7.1 in December 14 2016 and will
> not update it again.
> https://wiki.qt.io/Qt_5.7_Release
> When programs I use will soon no longer support releases older than
> 5.9 I can not complain to them that it will no longer build in
> Slackware because by all means we should of updated literally years
> ago...

I submitted python2-sip earlier (4.19.6 which is in line with the
python3 version on sbo at the moment).

I've put some basic instructions in README on what options you might
need to supply to applications to build against it, and how to use it
as a module in python2 code. eg:

  --sip-incdir="/usr/include/python$PYTHONVER/python2-sip" \


import python2_sip

I didn't however test any code using it, just saw that importing
in the python cli raised no exception.

I tested building it against Qt5 5.7.1, 5.9.2, 5.10.0, and 5.11.1 and
it built fine.

So far, so good.



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