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Caesar Tjalbo
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« on: December 09, 2007, 14:06:02 PM »

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"Rapid GUI programming with Python and Qt" is a book by Mark Summerfield on GUI programming with Python 2.5 and (Py)Qt4 Nicely in time for KDE4. It's pretty new, published October 2007. Link to publisher's and writer's site:
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http://vig.prenhall.com/catalog/academic/product/0,1144,0132354187,00.html
http://www.qtrac.eu/pyqtbook.html
All the major on-line sellers have it and you may be able to find it in a local bookstore too.

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I haven't read it yet, so I can't give you a review, but it looks fairly decent as a standard introduction and intermediate reference guide to PyQt4. I've only browsed through the book and you shouldn't understand this as a recommendation but as information:

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It comes as a much needed replacement to "GUI Programming with Python: QT Edition" by Boudewijn Rempt (maintainer of Krita), published 2001. Van Rempts book is still useful but getting old fast and the hardcopy edition seem to have entered the "collector's item" stage. The full reference can be found on-line and there's even a PDF/HTML version for download afaik. (publisher/ writer: )
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http://www.commandprompt.com/community/pyqt/
http://www.valdyas.org/python/book.html
Mark Summerfield's book is important as these are the only two books targetting the combination of Python and Qt.

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And finally the point of this all:
from 'Rapid GUI programming with Python and Qt', Appendix A "Installing on Linux and Unix":
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For ArchLinux, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Kubuntu, Pardus, Ubuntu, and many others, the necessary components are available as packages.
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Isn't it nice to see in what company Pardus is? Especially since some heavyweights like (Open)SuSE, Slackware and Mandriva or popular distros like PCLinuxOS, Mepis and Sabayon didn't make the list...  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2007, 16:18:39 PM »

Woohoo!!!   I have a new book to add!
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2007, 18:29:41 PM »

Wow, that's really great, awesome! Nice to see Pardus on Qt book Smiley
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