November 16, 2010

Buttons Buttons
Lab Rat
3 posts

Brand new to QT—Can’t deploy

 

I’m new to QT and can’t figure out how to deploy my application for installation. How do I do this? I noticed there is a large difference in coding compared to the ANSI standard. Is there a guide or some site I can review on building files and proper coding?

The file is just a test file I’m creating to see how things work.:)

Edit: Forgot to mention This is on Windows Vista Home Premium. :)

8 replies

November 16, 2010

Tobias Hunger Tobias Hunger
Hobby Entomologist
3373 posts

What are you trying to do? It should be no problem to run a test application inside Qt Creator. If you want to deploy that application you will need to pack it together with the required Qt libraries (and Qt plugins for image formats needed, etc.!). That’s it.

Which difference do you see to coding in the ANSI standard? There is some documentation on the style we use when working on Qt and related projects: here [qt.gitorious.org] and here [qt.gitorious.org]. Does that help?

November 16, 2010

Volker Volker
Ant Farmer
5331 posts

Regarding deployment, there is a Deploying an Application on Windows [doc.trolltech.com] page in the Qt docs that gives you a good start. If you need an installer have a look at InnoSetup [jrsoftware.org] or NSIS [nsis.sourceforge.net]

November 16, 2010

Buttons Buttons
Lab Rat
3 posts

I’m trying to package the application so I can install it. I can debug it, but cannot package it.

A lot of these are refereed to as Q. Like QApplications. Unless this is how QT recognizes ui files like buttons, toolbars etc.

November 16, 2010

Buttons Buttons
Lab Rat
3 posts

I got errors. The guide doesn’t work.

Setting up a MinGW/Qt only environment…
QTDIR set to C:\Qt\2010.05\qt
PATH set to C:\Qt\2010.05\qt\bin
— Adding C:\Qt\2010.05\bin to PATH
— Adding C:\Windows\System32 to PATH
QMAKESPEC set to win32-g++

C:\Qt\2010.05\qt>cd C:
C:\Qt\2010.05\qt

C:\Qt\2010.05\qt>path\to\QT

C:\Qt\2010.05\qt>configure -static
Which edition of Qt do you want to use ?
Type ‘c’ if you want to use the Commercial Edition.
Type ‘o’ if you want to use the Open Source Edition.
o

This is the Qt for Windows Open Source Edition.

You are licensed to use this software under the terms of
the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 2.1
or the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3.

Type ‘3’ to view the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3).
Type ‘L’ to view the Lesser GNU General Public License version 2.1 (LGPLv2.1).
Type ‘y’ to accept this license offer.
Type ‘n’ to decline this license offer.

Do you accept the terms of the license?
y
All the required DirectShow/Direct3D files couldn’t be found.
Make sure you have either the platform SDK AND the DirectShow SDK or the Windows SDK installed.
If you have the DirectShow SDK installed, please make sure that you have run the <path to SDK>\SetEnv.Cmd script.
vmr9.h not found
dshow.h not found
strmiids.lib not found
dmoguids.lib not found
msdmo.lib not found
d3d9.h not found

WARNING: Using static linking will disable the WebKit module.

Environment: INCLUDE= Unset LIB= Unset PATH= \to\QT
You are licensed to use this software under the terms of the GNU GPL version 3.Y
ou are licensed to use this software under the terms of the Lesser GNU LGPL vers
ion 2.1.
See C:/Qt/2010.05/qt3

or C:/Qt/2010.05/qtL

Configuration: minimal-config small-config medium-config large-config full-config build_all debug
Qt Configuration: release debug zlib gif tiff jpeg png mng accessibility qt3support opengl s60 ipv6 script scripttools xmlpatterns multimedia audio-backend declarative native-gestures svg minimal-config small-config medium-config large-config full-config

QMAKESPEC……………….win32-g++ (env)
Architecture…………….windows
Maketool………………..mingw32-make
Debug symbols……………yes
Link Time Code Generation…no
Accessibility support…….yes
STL support……………..yes
Exception support………..yes
RTTI support…………….yes
MMX support……………..yes
3DNOW support……………no
SSE support……………..yes
SSE2 support…………….yes
IWMMXT support…………..no
OpenGL support…………..yes
OpenVG support…………..no
OpenSSL support………….no
QtDBus support…………..no
QtXmlPatterns support…….yes
Phonon support…………..no
QtMultimedia support……..yes
WebKit support…………..no
Declarative support………yes
QtScript support…………yes
QtScriptTools support…….yes
Graphics System………….raster
Qt3 compatibility………..yes

Third Party Libraries: ZLIB support…………qt GIF support………….yes TIFF support…………yes JPEG support…………yes PNG support………….yes MNG support………….yes FreeType support……..no

Styles: Windows……………..yes Windows XP…………..no Windows Vista………..no Plastique……………yes Cleanlooks…………..yes Motif……………….yes CDE…………………yes Windows CE…………..no Windows Mobile……….no S60…………………no

Sql Drivers: ODBC………………..no MySQL……………….no OCI…………………no PostgreSQL…………..no TDS…………………no DB2…………………no SQLite………………yes (qt) SQLite2……………..no InterBase……………no

Sources are in…………..C:\Qt\2010.05\qt
Build is done in…………C:\Qt\2010.05\qt
Install prefix…………..C:\Qt\2010.05\qt
Headers installed to……..C:/Qt/2010.05/qt/include
Libraries installed to……C:/Qt/2010.05/qt/lib
Plugins installed to……..C:/Qt/2010.05/qt/plugins
Imports installed to……..C:/Qt/2010.05/qt/imports
Binaries installed to…….C:/Qt/2010.05/qt/bin
Docs installed to………..C:/Qt/2010.05/qt/doc
Data installed to………..C:/Qt/2010.05/qt
Translations installed to…C:/Qt/2010.05/qt/translations
Examples installed to…….C:/Qt/2010.05/qt/examples
Demos installed to……….C:/Qt/2010.05/qt/demos

WARNING: Using static linking will disable the use of plugins. Make sure you compile ALL needed modules into the library.
Creating qmake…
execute: File or path is not found (mingw32-make)
execute: File or path is not found (mingw32-make)
Cleaning qmake failed, return code -1

C:\Qt\2010.05\qt>nmake sub-src
‘nmake’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Qt\2010.05\qt>nmake sub-src
‘nmake’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Qt\2010.05\qt>nmake sub-src
‘nmake’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Qt\2010.05\qt>

November 16, 2010

Tobias Hunger Tobias Hunger
Hobby Entomologist
3373 posts

Looks like your mingw and nmake is not found. Set up your PATH properly and you should be fine.

PS: You are aware of the license implications of static linking?

November 16, 2010

Volker Volker
Ant Farmer
5331 posts

Why do you recompile Qt if you want to deploy your application?

Using static linking is not recommended, better go with the dynamic libs. You must package your program executable (.exe) together with the needed DLLs (e.g. QtCore4.dll, QtGui4.dll, and whatever your program needs) and the misc files you need for your program to work.

Regarding the error itself:
Seems that mingw32-make is not in your path. nmake is the make tool of visual studio, which is pretty useless in the MinGW environment.

November 16, 2010

Buttons Buttons
Lab Rat
3 posts

@Tobias I’m not familiar with the license. Other then the gpl. Had a hard time figuring out the license as they weren’t clear.

I’m a beginner with C++ and haven’t a clue on most things. Mostly just trying out the features and seeing how things are. I’ve used Visual Basic Express/Studio in the past and found they were easier to navigate and do things. QT is rather confusing and probably go to Visual C++ Express.

November 17, 2010

Volker Volker
Ant Farmer
5331 posts

Qt is the libs, Qt creator an IDE like Visual Studio.

Deploying an app is equally complicated with both IDEs :-)

 
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