Compiling an app in windows for linux



  • Hi to all,
    I'm developing a Qt aplication who runs on windows xp.
    Now I have to run that application on linux.

    How can I do this?

    I read some post which discuss about this issue, but I couldn't find a simple answer.
    The only thingh that I understood is that the simpler way to compile an application wrote for windows it is to compile it directly on linux. I mean, is Qt "Write once, compile everywhere"? Is it true?

    Thanks in advance!



  • You can install Qt SDK on Linux and compile your application using Qt Creator IDE and qmake on Linux. I am using Qt Creator IDE on both platforms.


  • Moderators

    "compile everywhere" means what it says: compile separately on every platform. This is C++, after all, it has to be compiled.

    There are ways to compile for other platforms (so called cross-compilation). Qt has public mkspecs, you can find them on Gitorious - they might help. The easiest and most reliable way (remember, that OSes vary VERY significantly, especially when we talk Unix vs. Windows) is to compile on every platform yourself.


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