Article last updated: Jul 19, 2020
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I have to say I have really enjoyed working with PyQt5 and Designer versus Tk. Anyhow, my mission was to create a PyQt5 based application for movie/tv show meta-tagging because, as it stands, linux lacks any, atleast in my opinion.
To being working with PyQt5, I needed to install some packages on Manjaro. I highly recommend using the package builder pyinstaller and fbs; for this we will need to compile a shared libraries version of Python. This is accomplished by prefixing the
pyenv install version with
CONFIGURE_OPTS=--enabled-shared. This is required as
pyinstaller requires shared libraries.
CONFIGURE_OPTS=--enable-shared pyenv install 3.6.8
Now we can safely install
pip install fbs PyInstaller
I am a fan of pyenv, pyenv-virtualenv, etc. as I work with several versions of Python. I wanted to install
fbs as it allows me to wrap my development into a system that I can easily compile to produce a binary for execution elsewhere. There are other packages I needed as well so I will provide a copy of my
altgraph==0.16.1 asn1crypto==0.24.0 astroid==2.2.5 boto3==1.9.129 botocore==1.12.129 certifi==2018.11.29 cffi==1.12.2 chardet==3.0.4 Click==7.0 coverage==4.5.3 cryptography==2.6.1 docutils==0.14 fbs==0.7.3 future==0.17.1 idna==2.8 isort==4.3.17 jmespath==0.9.4 lazy-object-proxy==1.3.1 macholib==1.11 mccabe==0.6.1 mock==2.0.0 mutagen==1.42.0 nose==1.3.7 pbr==5.1.3 pefile==2018.8.8 pyAesCrypt==0.4.2 pycparser==2.19 PyInstaller==3.4 pylint==2.3.1 PyQt5==5.12.1 PyQt5-sip==4.19.15 PyQt5-stubs==22.214.171.124 python-dateutil==2.8.0 python-dotenv==0.10.1 requests==2.21.0 requests-cache==0.4.13 s3transfer==0.2.0 six==1.12.0 tmdbv3api==1.3.2 typed-ast==1.3.1 urllib3==1.24.1 wrapt==1.11.1
Of course from this list the must have is
pyqt5 pyqt5-sip pyqt5-stub and chances are some other packages I do not need like
Click as I am actually converting over a script I wrote around Click, a CLI interface, to PyQt5. Finally, a userful application is Designer for Qt, which I installed via
pacman on Manjaro. Lastly, you will need an API key from TMDB.
The folder structure of my app is as such:
. ├── src │ ├── build │ │ └── settings │ └── main │ ├── icons │ │ ├── base │ │ ├── linux │ │ └── mac │ └── python │ └── ui └── tests
In the main folder exists a
main.py file that contains my application. However, I will begin by talking about some important Classes.
The following is a gist of that Class:
The following gist contains three Classes, two of which are inherited from the base MetaTag Class. Essentially, I use these Classes to either meta tag a movie or a show. They will be instantiated within my application for each new movie or show that requires meta tagging. I pass several parameters such as title, description, etc in the constructors.
to be continued ...