PyQt-builder is a tool for generating Python bindings for C++ libraries that use the Qt application framework. The bindings are built on top of the PyQt bindings for Qt. PyQt-builder is used to build PyQt itself.
PyQt-builder also includes the pyqt-bundle command line tool used to bundle a copy of Qt with a PyQt wheel. This is separate from the build system and described in Bundling Qt Using pyqt-bundle.
PyQt-builder is actually an extension of the PEP 517-compliant
SIP bindings generator and build system.
In the simplest cases all that is needed is a
pyproject.toml file that
specifies how the bindings are to be generated. More complicated cases require
additional code, typically implemented in a
SIP provides a number of task-orientated command line tools and a
sipbuild module which can be used to extend the build system. The
command line tools include sip-install to build and install a set of
bindings, and sip-wheel to create a wheel that can be uploaded to
PyQt-builder doesn’t provide any additional command line build tools but does
extend the SIP tools by providing additional command line options and options
that can be specified in the
pyproject.toml file. These are
implemented by the
pyqtbuild module which also provides an API that
can be used by a project’s
This documentation assumes you are already familiar with the SIP documentation.
PyQt-builder is hosted at GitHub.
The documentation is hosted at Read the Docs.
PyQt-builder is licensed under the BSD 2 clause license.