[solved] Correct way to clean sources in windows?
Recently I compiled qt 5.6.0 (alpha) on windows (msvc2015), some small problems appeared and I took care of them. Thing is I have to rebuild it again and after running
nmake distcleanI proceeded to just configure the project again and things started to fail while compiling, something that never happened on my first compilation.
So I run
nmake distcleanagain and notice that it's running into fatal errors, so the source is really never cleaned properly thus I have to be unzipping the source again and again which is.... not something I want to do.
So.. I don't know if this is completely related to 5.6.0 or if it happens in 5.5.0. At the moment I need 5.6.0 because they finally added
rootIndexin QML TreeView (among other things of course). or if I'm not using the correct commands.
Any suggestions? I want to avoid pulling the whole qt5 project in git...
Do an "out of source" build. Then you only need to delete the build directory to start over. The way to do this is create a build directory, change to that directory, then call the configure script with it's full path. Here is a script that I use to automate this, for reference. Note:
<configuration_options>is just a place holder. Replace with your options.
:: Set these for your system SET _SOURCE=G:\Sources\qt5 SET _BUILD=G:\Sources\build_qt5-vs2013-64 :: Remove old build and start fresh rmdir /Q /S %_BUILD% mkdir %_BUILD% cd %_BUILD% call %_SOURCE%\configure.bat <configuration_options>
Ah! alright, I shall go that route. Thanks, @Paul-H.