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Installation for Dummies??? (MAC OS 10.6.8)

  • Hello,

    I am a graphic artist working with a programmer who uses QT on another platform (so he can't really answer all my questions).

    I want to install QT on my MAC (running OS 10.6.8) to enable me to do some of the screen layouts and animations for a game we are developing. I have never used QT, I know less-than-zilch about it, but I'm told it's similar to working with an xml based editor I used before.

    This looks like what I want...

    I have downloaded this file, but not sure if the qt designer is included...

    During install, I got an alert that installation failed due to me not having installed Xcode prior to installing QT.
    MUST I install Xcode if all I want to do is use the QT designer?

    So, I am like a baby who hasn't yet learned to walk, but "I want to go to there." Can someone please help me with my first baby steps.


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    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    Before installing Xcode, try to just install QtCreator (on the same download page further down) It should provide you with the tools you need.

    If that's not the case, then the installation of Xcode will be mandatory. It's not hard either, IIRC you can get it from the mac app store.

    Hope it helps

    PS: it's Qt, QT stands for Apple's QuickTime :)

  • OK. Thanks.

    I installed, but now I get anerror saying I am missing a Help plugin:

    /Users/me/Qt5.0.2/Qt Cannot load library /Users/me/Qt5.0.2/Qt (dlopen(/Users/me/Qt5.0.2/Qt, 5): Symbol not found: _kCFWebServicesProviderDefaultDisplayNameKey
    Referenced from: /Users/me/Qt5.0.2/Qt
    Expected in: /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/A/CoreFoundation
    in /Users/me/Qt5.0.2/Qt

  • I also just got this when I tried to click on the Designer icon after opening a file my programmer built yesterday.

    Process: qml2puppet [3029]
    Path: /Users/me/Qt5.0.2/Qt
    Identifier: qml2puppet
    Version: ??? (???)
    Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
    Parent Process: Qt Creator [2944]

    Date/Time: 2013-06-08 00:14:50.483 -0400
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549)
    Report Version: 6

    Anonymous UUID: 663019E2-CB75-4239-A655-E7CE3FDB49B4

    Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
    Crashed Thread: 0

    Dyld Error Message:
    Library not loaded: /Users/bld.qt/bamboo-agent-home/xml-data/build-dir/DQTC-RELBUILD502LGPL-OSX106/PADDING/lib/QtQuick.framework/Versions/5/QtQuick
    Referenced from: /Users/me/Qt5.0.2/Qt
    Reason: image not found

    Binary Images:
    0x7fff5fc00000 - 0x7fff5fc3be0f dyld 132.1 (???) <29DECB19-0193-2575-D838-CF743F0400B2> /usr/lib/dyld

    There's more that follows but it's just my computer specs, processor, scanner model, etc.

  • OK. Now I finally found the standalone Qt Creator, installed it, opened a qml file and got this:

    The executable of the QML Puppet process (/Applications/Qt cannot be found. Please check your installation. QML Puppet is a process which runs in the background to render the items.

    Can I please get a package with everything needed to run the program?

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