Tutorial: Python + Qt = PyQt4, write your own GUI applications on Linux, Windows and MacOS


PyQt4 is a toolkit for creating GUI applications. It is a mix of Python programming language and  Qt library.

The biggest advantage is that QT and Python work on all major OS – Linux, Windows, MAC OS, so once you make your application it can run on all the three platforms.

Developers can choose between GPL and commercial licence. Previously, GPL version was available only on Unix. Starting from PyQt version 4, GPL licence is available on all supported platforms.

The tutorial is here: http://zetcode.com/tutorials/pyqt4/ it’s step by step introduction to Qt framework and at the end there is example of Tetris game made with PyQt4

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dean Dobson
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 11:46:28

    If you are looking for cross platform applications you can also investigate mono, especially if you are familiar with .NET languages. It has support for Android and IOS, with the Windows and Linux versions free. I am looking at using mono for a GUI application on a A10/A13 allwinner platform that originated on Windows code. http://mono-project.com/Main_Page


  2. Johannes
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 12:34:21

    Hy there is also PySide which is under LGPL and based on PyQt.


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