Enhanced the README.rst file to cover the PyQt wheels as well.

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:49:25 +0200

Detlev Offenbach <detlev@die-offenbachs.de>
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:49:25 +0200
changeset 5079
parent 5074
child 5082

Enhanced the README.rst file to cover the PyQt wheels as well.

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--- a/README.rst	Sat Jul 30 11:14:55 2016 +0200
+++ b/README.rst	Sat Jul 30 12:49:25 2016 +0200
@@ -42,11 +42,43 @@
 1.1 Installation on Windows®
+**Note:** This section is valid for PyQt4 and PyQt5 befor 5.7.0.
 Installing eric6 on Windows® is even easier. Just download the PyQt5
 installer from Riverbank Computing and use it to install PyQt5. This includes
 all the required Qt5 libraries and tools as well as QScintilla. Once
 this installation is completed install eric6. That's all.
+1.2 Installation using PyQt5 wheels
+**Note:** This section is valid for PyQt5 5.7.0 or newer.
+Installing eric6 and its pre-requisites is even easier using the PyQt5 Python
+wheels. In order to have access to the suite of Qt tools and documentation it
+is recommended to install the Qt development environment. These tools are not
+part of the PyQt5 wheels.
+1. Download the Qt online installer from the Qt download site.
+2. Install Qt by executing the installer.
+3. Install the eric6 pre-requisites (PyQt, sip and QScintilla) by entering
+   this command in a shell / command window::
+        pip install qscintilla
+   or ::
+        pip3 install qscintilla
+   This will install QScintilla and all dependencies, which are PyQt5 and sip.
+4. Install eric6 and configure the path to the Qt tools on the Qt page of the
+   configuration dialog.
+5. Once the eric6 IDE is started the Qt documentation may be loaded into the
+   eric web browser via the ``Settings ➡ Mange Qt Help Documents`` menu entry.
 2. Installation of translations
 Translations of the eric6 IDE are available as separate downloads. There
@@ -117,6 +149,9 @@
 of the remote machine and set the entries of the a.m. configuration tab
+To ease the installation process of the debug client, the eric6 sources
+include the script ``install-debugclients.py``.
 8. Passive Debugging
 Passive debugging mode allows the startup of the debugger from outside
@@ -212,3 +247,6 @@
 <eric-bugs@eric-ide.python-projects.org. To request a new feature use the
 "Request Feature..." entry of the Help menu, which will send an email to
+Alternatively bugs may be reported via the eric6 issue tracker at 

eric ide