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I recently started developing Ubuntu desktop apps using Quickly. But then I tried out the Qt4 designer and I feel more comfortable with it than Glade designer that Quickly uses. I liked developing with Quickly except for the part where Glade comes in. So my question is, is there a possibly way of using Qt4 designer to set up my GUI and use python to do the coding? Also how do I do the packaging after writing the code since in Quickly everything gets done in a single command 'quickly package' and you get a .deb package file. I have done a lot of searching around but haven't found a good tutorial.

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I don't have much experience with Qt, but the two main Python bindings for it are pyside and pyqt. I believe the former does not yet have support for Python 3, but is more high-level and is licensed under the LGPL, and the latter has support for Python 3 and with better documentation, but is also licensed under the GPL and also more low-level. PyQt is also the most used. – Marco Scannadinari Mar 15 '13 at 19:06
Possible Duplicate: Quickly template for PyQt? – Aditya Mar 16 '13 at 21:16
This is probably too broad to answer in this site. Here is a quick tutorial ( – Javier Rivera Mar 18 '13 at 8:17

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