I wanted to write a small custom python script using QGIS functionality. So I started with the QGIS documentation on the custom application section.
After having some troubles with the
import qgis.core statement, which I could fix, I ran into the error message
ImportError: No module named sip
This one made me somewhat of a headache, as you could see here.
As I could not fix this one, I wonder why it's so much of a problem. Also, the doc states
"PyQGIS bindings depend on SIP and PyQt4."
So I wonder, why it actually complains. Shouldn't it then come with the QGIS distribution? (Actually, there is a sip folder containing PyQT4 folder and also a sip.exe. But this does not seem to be of any effect.)
After all, my question is, is it possible to work around it, getting QGIS python running without SIP?