Getting Started on macOS#
XCode 8.2 (macOS 10.11), 8.3.3 (macOS 10.12), 9 (macOS 10.13), 10.1 (macOS 10.14)
sphinxpackage for the documentation (optional).
Depending on your OS, the following dependencies might also be required:
Check the platform dependencies of Qt for macOS.
Building from source#
Creating a virtual environment#
venv module allows you to create a local, user-writeable copy of a python environment into
which arbitrary modules can be installed and which can be removed after use:
python -m venv testenv # your interpreter could be called 'python3' source testenv/bin/activate
will create and use a new virtual environment, which is indicated by the command prompt changing.
Setting up CLANG#
If you don’t have libclang already in your system, you can download from the Qt servers:
Extract the files, and leave it on any desired path, and set the environment variable required:
7z x libclang-release_140-based-macos-universal.7z export LLVM_INSTALL_DIR=$PWD/libclang
Cloning the official repository can be done by:
git clone https://code.qt.io/pyside/pyside-setup
Checking out the version that we want to build, for example, 6.5:
cd pyside-setup && git checkout 6.5
Install the general dependencies:
pip install -r requirements.txt
Keep in mind you need to use the same version as your Qt installation
Check your Qt installation path, to specifically use that version of qtpaths to build PySide.
Build can take a few minutes, so it is recommended to use more than one CPU core:
python setup.py build --qtpaths=/opt/Qt/6.5.0/gcc_64/bin/qtpaths --build-tests --ignore-git --parallel=8
To install on the current directory, just run:
python setup.py install --qtpaths=/opt/Qt/6.5.0/gcc_64/bin/qtpaths --build-tests --ignore-git --parallel=8
You can execute one of the examples to verify the process is properly working. Remember to properly set the environment variables for Qt and PySide: