On Friday 08 May 2015 23:11:14 Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
> There should be Qt5 support in QGIS already, but it's not very well tested.
> In Debian there are at least two missing dependencies before the qgis
> package can be switched to Qt5: python-qscintilla2 from the qscintilla2
> source package, and libqwt-dev from the qwt source package.
> qwt is currently at version 6.0.0, which is not intended for Qt5
> according to upstream, for Qt5 Qwt >= 6.1 should be used. There is a
> bugreport requesting an update to Qwt 6.1 from 2013:
> https://bugs.debian.org/733153

I might take a look at this one. I'll see if I can ping fabo.

> It looks like qscintilla2 only provides Python 3 bindings for Qt5, there
> doesn't seem to be a Qt5 equivalent for python-qscintilla2. So we may
> need to switch QGIS to Python 3 too.

Right, take a look at [python3]. Most package maintainers are preferring not 
to release "new" binaries in python2 due to this effort.

> I'll start experimenting with the Qt5 support in QGIS, but I'm afraid
> it's going to take some time before we can make the switch.

We did our best to start as early as possible in order to avoid rushing :)

[python3] <https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/04/msg00005.html>

Thanks bas!

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer

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