I am trying to build Qt statically on OS X. Here is the command I use
As you can guess, our needs are small. We deactivate most features (I think). We really only need the Widgets/GUI library to build our application. For most of the rest, we prefer to rely on the STL and hand-coded stuff (with the good and the bad that entails).
Now, at the end of the configure process, it says :
WARNING: Using static linking will disable the use of dynamically
loaded plugins. Make sure to import all needed static plugins,
or compile needed modules into the library.
I would very much like to compile needed modules into the library, I just don't know how to go about it. Can someone hint me towards a solution.
In advance, thanks.
It depends on what you will use, see for example the SQL related plugins. You can either use the -plugin-sql-mysql or -qt-sql-mysql. The second option will make the support built-in.
From that answer, I gather that the options that I give at compile time (e.g. -qt-sql-sqlite -qt-zlib -qt-pcre -qt-freetype -qt-libjpeg -qt-libpng) are using built-in support and thus are OK for my static library use case.
If this is incorrect, please let me know.
Nop, looks good.
Don't forget to also use Q_IMPORT_PLUGIN and its friends when building your application.