Getting Started on Linux¶
sphinxpackage for the documentation (optional).
Depending on your linux distribution, the following dependencies might also be required:
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 source testenv/bin/activate pip install -r requirements.txt # General dependencies, documentation, and examples.
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 then set these two required environment variables:
7z x libclang-release_100-based-linux-Rhel7.6-gcc5.3-x86_64.7z export CLANG_INSTALL_DIR=$PWD/libclang
Cloning the official repository can be done by:
git clone --recursive https://code.qt.io/pyside/pyside-setup
Checking out the version that we want to build, for example 6.0:
cd pyside-setup && git checkout 6.0
Keep in mind you need to use the same version as your Qt installation. Additionally, git checkout -b 6.0 --track origin/6.0 could be a better option in case you want to work on it.
Check your Qt installation path, to specifically use that version of qmake to build PySide. for example, /opt/Qt/6.0.0/gcc_64/bin/qmake.
Build can take a few minutes, so it is recommended to use more than one CPU core:
python setup.py build --qmake=/opt/Qt/6.0.0/gcc_64/bin/qmake --build-tests --ignore-git --parallel=8
To install on the current directory, just run:
python setup.py install --qmake=/opt/Qt/6.0.0/gcc_64/bin/qmake --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:
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