How add MinGW build setup to already installed MSVC setup?



  • I have downloaded and installed the Qt 5.1.1 Win 32-bit MSVC 2010 pre-built binary including Qt Creator.

    Now, I'd like to add the MinGW build chain as a kit to Qt Creator. What is the best way of just adding this into the existing installation?

    I tried downloading the MingW prebuilt package and pointed the installer to the same directory where I had installed the MSVC package but it complains that Qt is already installed there and to choose a different directory. But if I do, I will get Qt Creator and everything else installed twice, which is not what I need.


  • Moderators

    Hi,

    The Offline installers assume that you want a single, independent tool chain.

    For multiple versions, use the Online installer. You can then add/remove Qt versions as desired. (Unfortunately, you can't integrate this with your existing Offline installation)



  • Thanks. I will try that.

    But what if I need Qt 4.8 too, that doesn't seem to be covered by the online installer?

    More to the point, it'd be nice if the Qt Creator install could be completely separate from the various Qt library installs. If I install Qt Creator separately (say to Program Files), would I then be able to add/remove Qt versions independently?


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi,

    Qt 4.8 is available as "library only" installation. Qt Creator is also available standalone, you have to scroll the download page down a bit more



  • Thanks for the reply.

    Yep, am aware of the standalone Creator install, but still couldn't figure out how to install, say the Qt 5.1.1 library only, afterwards without installing Qt Creator again.

    Anyway, I just managed to use the online installer successfully to get to where I needed to get.


  • Moderators

    Hi,

    [quote]it’d be nice if the Qt Creator install could be completely separate from the various Qt library installs.[/quote]Agreed. :) Many others have submitted similar requests: https://bugreports.qt-project.org/browse/QTBUG-28101

    [quote]If I install Qt Creator separately (say to Program Files), would I then be able to add/remove Qt versions independently?[/quote]I think it's technically possible (since I can build my own copies of Qt 5 independently), but all the official precompiled Qt 5 packages come with Qt Creator bundled.

    IIRC, there are interdependencies built into the packages -- Qt 5 and Qt Creator need each other during installation so that auto-detection works correctly

    Also IIRC, people complained in Qt 4 about having to download the libraries and Qt Creator separately. (It's hard to please everyone!)

    [quote]Anyway, I just managed to use the online installer successfully to get to where I needed to get.[/quote]Glad to hear!



  • [quote][quote]Anyway, I just managed to use the online installer successfully to get to where I needed to get.[/quote]Glad to hear![/quote][/quote]

    But not for long, alas. Here's the next Qt Creator hurdle I'm trying to get past:

    http://qt-project.org/forums/viewthread/35983/


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