[Python-modules-team] Bug#784512: Bug#784512: Is anybody working on PySide2?

Scott Kitterman debian at kitterman.com
Sun Aug 27 16:43:05 UTC 2017

On August 27, 2017 11:13:36 AM EDT, Didier 'OdyX' Raboud <odyx at debian.org> wrote:
>Le dimanche, 27 août 2017 16.53:30 h CEST, vous avez écrit :
>> Hi,
>> python-ghost depends on pyside, which will be removed with Qt4.
>> Upstream already ported to pyside2, but I can't find pyside2 in
>> Debian, not even an ITP or RFP. But somewhere I read, that
>> pyside2 will be part of Qt. Is somebody working on this? It
>> would be bad to remove pyside from Debian before pyside2 is in
>> place, right?
>For what is worth: I'm not working on pyside, nor pyside2. I removed
>from both shiboken and pyside's uploader fields (but should really have
>debian-python about that earlier).

Other than transition related fixes (if you can call disabling tests fixes), I don't think anyone has worked on pyside in a long time.

You should consider it orphaned in any practical sense.

If python-ghost can't use PyQt5 instead (some packages are written to work with either), then if you want to keep it in the archive, I would plan on packaging pyside2.

Qt4 has been unmaintained upstream for many years and it needs to go.

It does look like you're correct that pyside2 is being developed as part of the Qt project:


Given that, we should have it in Debian, but I'm not likely to have time to work on it myself.

Scott K

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