Qt OpenSource 4.8.4 Setup



  • Hey yous guys!
    1st and 4most. I tried to post from here:
    http://qt-project.org/forums/search_results/93298e2ed836567978b7eb86debcbcdd/
    There's no single place to click so to post a question, you have click somewhere in the actual message header to go to this page:
    http://qt-project.org/forums/viewforum/10/
    What is that!? you can read the questions, but are not allowed to post questions? I thought this was a forum to post questions, not just reading them.
    I find the design of this forum navigation a bit complicated, just my 1 penny contribution.

    2nd and most important. I am trying to install qt, but the installation pops a message up saying


    Qt OpenSource 4.8.4 Setup

    There is a problem with your MinGW installation:

    The installer could not find a valid Drive:\MinGW\include\w32api.h

    (Only versions with W32API 3.13 are supported)

    Do you still want to continue? (Your installation may not work)

    Yes No

    I checked for the existence of w32api.h in the Drive:\MinGW\include directory and it is there!
    To satisfy the version of the header file I checked the version number, w32api.h says:

    #define __W32API_VERSION 3.17

    #define __W32API_MAJOR_VERSION 3

    #define __W32API_MINOR_VERSION 17

    Does anyone else have the same problem with the installation?
    How do I solve this problem?
    TIA



  • The link you give is a search results. Why do you expect to create new posts from a search result? That doesn't make any sense at all. If you want to post a question, decide on the forum where you want to do that, and just create a new post there.



  • OK, following your suggestions that according to you make sense and opposite to mime, and taking note that I indicated that I, the user, should be able to place a question anywhere in the forum.
    You said that I should chose a forum: -o-
    I go to Groups, because we, the peoples, are divided in Groups, right? I mean... I am an idiot and you are a brainer, so you go to the Group where all the smart people go and I go where the idiots Grouped together. I speak English and I use Windows OS, so I will then chose a Group named QtWindows, hoping that someone in that Group of people speaks English. Well, my oh my, there is lots of postings there, and they are in English! moreover, all the questions are very interesting. This Group of people must be very smart and because I am an idiot, I read from a Group that is using the English Language and posting Qt questions. After doing so, I say to my self, I would like to post questions here; where the Group of people are smart.
    After I finish reading the posting that impressed me so much, I then start looking for something to click on that would allow me to post a question, but... aaa.... yes, you got it! I am in the Group*. I cannot post questions here, because the "Smart" people when to the Forum, where the questions are posted AND read, but where the questions are read, one cannot post them. I have to go to the Forum to post my question and then, perhaps, read it in the Group; because smart people find that this way makes sense. The two web pages are not linked! I must be an idiot, since I would expect that the place to read would have a place to post, since the place to post has a place to read.

    Can you imagine if you, as a student, had to go to one university to listen to a lecture and then go to another university to ask questions, and then go to another university to find a cafeteria and so on and so forth.
    It is like those Win3.1 programs, they all were dislocated and joined together at the same time.

    Thanks for your reply.



  • Wow so many passion.
    But let's back to your real problem. Which MinGW you install before QtSDK 4.8.4?



  • Well there are soo many Tabs on QtWindows page to click around n since you speak English and understand as well then the Tab/Link names explains what they are referring to .

    Its even specified in on that page !http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/9773/92838670.png(image)!

    and after that to post a topic you can click on "Start New Discussion "
    !http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/4013/j58sk.png(img)!

    I think you struggled with the same issue
    "Project manager file for VS10E":http://qt-project.org/forums/viewthread/23594/,
    "QT5 and modern OpenGL":http://qt-project.org/forums/viewthread/22921/
    and "No reply Button...":http://qt-project.org/forums/viewthread/24322/

    And please don't forget to read



  • Ah! another brainer.


  • Moderators

    [quote author="ArbolOne" date="1359996044"]
    There is a problem with your MinGW installation:
    The installer could not find a valid Drive:\MinGW\include\w32api.h
    (Only versions with W32API 3.13 are supported)

    ...

    To satisfy the version of the header file I checked the version number, w32api.h says:
    #define __W32API_VERSION 3.17
    [/quote]Hello, your MinGW is too new. The downloads page says Qt libraries 4.8.4 for Windows (minGW 4.4, 317 MB). You need MinGW 4.4, but I'm guessing you have MinGW 4.7, which uses W32API version 3.17.

    You can find links to MinGW 4.4 at http://qt-project.org/forums/viewthread/24462

    (Note: People have reported that MinGW 4.6 works too)



  • As I said before, Qt code might run in any computer, but the Qt-toolkit does not install in any computer. :(
    Bye Bye Qt



  • Don't give up so fast :)



  • Give it a try with mingw4.7.

    bq. Do you still want to continue? (Your installation may not work)
    —————————————-
    Yes No
    —————————————-

    Say "Yes"

    bq. (Note: People have reported that MinGW 4.6 works too)

    For me mingw4.6 worked fine. But take care about "this":https://qt-project.org/forums/viewthread/23623/ if it happens to you.

    Good luck


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