PySide project future

The PySide: Python for Qt project was launched in public almost exactly two years ago. In the past two years, the project has matured, and we have a considerable user base for both the generator toolchain and the bindings, as well as a vivid community.

Currently, the vast majority of the PySide core development is done by the OpenBossa INdT team in Brazil and funded by Nokia’s MeeGo Computers team – the PySide project has internally been an enabler for the MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan Python project. Unfortunately, the Nokia N9 is the only MeeGo (Harmattan) phone to be published by Nokia, and Nokia’s MeeGo team is being ramped down already in the near future. Because of this, the Nokia MeeGo funding for PySide is slated to end after this year, and I have also failed to find a new sponsor for the project within Nokia.

I’m hopeful that the project is already sufficiently healthy to stay alive and grow without Nokia acting as a midwife. This would imply the community to take a leading role in both the project guidance and actual development. I’ve outlined my own ideas and concerns in a mail to the PySide mailing list:

If you are interested in voicing your opinion or participating in PySide’s future development, please join the PySide mailing list and chime in!


Matti Airas

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