Qt Creator not fully scanning file sets in autotools project files

  • h4. How well integrated is the support for autotools project files?

    p. I recently went back to a C project I'd done some work on and managed to make a configure.ac and Makefile.am that at least enabled me to compile an executable on my system (GNU/Linux 32 bit - Debian Wheezy {& some back-ported stuff} with system Qt 4.8.2 library and binary installs of Qt 5.2.1 and Qt 5,1,1 libraries and Qt Creator 3.1.0 (Opensource)).

    p(. I'm having an awkward issue in that the Qt Creator Makefile.am parser is only bothering with specific "primaries" or file sets and specific files auto-magically e.g. it recognises _SOURCES, which is a pretty core requirement but not _DATA (for plain text) or _TEXINFOS (for .texi markup files used to produce .info and other documentation formats including HTML and PDF) so I don't see files I'll need for creating or revising documentation in the project files listing.

    p. So, am I doing something wrong or is this a limit with the current autotools (plugin?) - I'm using autotools to keep in step with upstream and do not wish to switch to qmake, I just want to use Qt Creator for the integration with gdb...!)

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    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    I would recommend that you ask this question on the Qt-creator mailing list. You'll find there Qt Creator's developers/maintainers (this forum is more user oriented)

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