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Meaning of the purple gear icon for status Qt projects



  • Hi,

    I would like to know the meaning of the icon which appears on the project view. Actually, I've a purple gear icon for each project I open. Usually it's always a green Qt icon. I don't know what I've changed in Qt creator. Please, if someone can help me. I'm a beginner.

    Thank a lot,
    Olivier.


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    @Mulder78 Hi! Can you show a screen shot of this icon as I'm not sure what you mean.



  • If you update your Qt Creator to the recent versions, you'll see the purple gear icon. It just means a normal project, nothing special.



  • Hi,

    First, I'm sorry to give you a very late answer. I checked my post a lot of time but I never saw your answers... maybe a problem of refresh ???
    So, to go back to my problem, @jsulm, here a screenshot of the icon :
    PurpleGearQt.png
    @Bonnie, I think you are right. It's a problem of Qt version. I tried to open a old Qt 5.6.3 project with a recent Qt 5.15.1 version. It was accompanied by an warning message when opening :
    ErrorMessage.png
    I tried to configure my project with the new environment and new kit in Qt creator but I failed to make it work. Finally, I solved my problem by installing a older version compatible with my project version.
    I deduce this icon means the compatible level of your project ? a degraded mode ?

    I didn't find informations about this icon... but I found a solution to my problem.

    So thank you a lot for your answers.


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    @Mulder78 said in Meaning of the purple gear icon for status Qt projects:

    I tried to configure my project with the new environment and new kit in Qt creator but I failed to make it work

    Would be good to know what exactly did not work.
    The *.pro.user file can be deleted, you just need to reconfigure. Also this file should not be put into VCS if you use one.



  • Actually, I can't reproduce the problem of opening a 5.6.3 project in a 5.15.1 as I talked in this topic because I changed my harddisk in the meantime and reinstalled 6.0.0 and 5.6.3 versions only. But now, as you can see on the screenshot below, I have a similar problem when I try to open a 5.15 project in Qt 6.0.0 :
    PurpleGearQt.png
    But obviously this is normal because Qt 6.0.0 no longer integrates certain modules such as the serialport...

    As soon as I install 5.15 again I will try to reproduce the problem to give you more informations what exactly did not work.

    Best regards,
    Olivier.


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