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Dec 2015
empyrical
@empyrical
Dec 24 2015 17:31
@ctismer would it be out of the question to try out other binding generators for pyside2? There were quite a few announced at various pycons this year that might be worth checking out
Ethan Smith
@ethanhs
Dec 24 2015 17:32
@empyrical , what do you have in mind?
empyrical
@empyrical
Dec 24 2015 17:33
I remember reading in the mailing list that you said autodesk was interested in qt5 pyside but I wasn't sure if people cared about keeping libshiboken around or not
Something Cython based like @xdress/xdress also might be worth checking out
Also the license of PyQt's binding generator is liberal so we could hypothetically use it, but I worry it might be kinda rude to use it to make a pyqt competitor
Ethan Smith
@ethanhs
Dec 24 2015 17:36
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Is it GPL?
I was looking at autowig, it looks really nice
empyrical
@empyrical
Dec 24 2015 17:38
It's triple licensed - "the same terms as Python"/gpl2/gpl3
Ethan Smith
@ethanhs
Dec 24 2015 17:40
So we would go under the Python license then (b/c while I like the gpl for projects, its not for libraries)
AutoWig doesn't really seems to support Windows though
b/c it seems dependent on Clang and LLVM
empyrical
@empyrical
Dec 24 2015 17:43
Yeah building clang stuff on windows is painful but clang has great c/c++ parsing APIs which is why it would be good for binding generators
Using castxml + pygccxml would be a good combo IMO
Ethan Smith
@ethanhs
Dec 24 2015 17:44
Yeah, actually MS shipped Clang in the latest Visual Studio, so that may be an option?
empyrical
@empyrical
Dec 24 2015 17:47
Maybe. I should have some time to check all this stuff out after new years
Ethan Smith
@ethanhs
Dec 24 2015 17:49
Cool. I do think an alternative to shiboken should be considered
empyrical
@empyrical
Dec 24 2015 17:51
Yeah,
Maintaining ac++parser doesn't sound fun lol
empyrical
@empyrical
Dec 24 2015 21:53
merry christmas!