Linux PySide Binaries

On a Windows Box, installing PySide is as simple as

$ pip install PySide

followed by a  quick download, and voilà. This is due to precompiled binaries being available for Windows. I often do this in a fresh virtualenv to test something. I recently had to find out that on Linux, no binaries are provided intentionally, and indeed I was not able to find any. Which turned a supposed 30 second installation into a 1.5 hour build affair.

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Quite annoying, I must say! I would not want to do that every time I want a fresh install, so in my own interest the following link lets you download the wheel for PySide 1.2.4 for Python 2.7x built on a Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon x64 Bit.

The downloaded file can be installed with pip. Hopefully it is useful for someone else, too.

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