Adding Qt Apps in a Tarball for Linux, and Executable packages for Windows



  • Hello, I looked on google how to package Qt, so it automatically installs all required files to run my apps, can somebody answer this, or direct me to where it gives a howto? All I could find were how to install Qt, which is already installed, not what I'm looking for, thanks in advance !!



  • You can search key word “deploying” in the Qt Assistant or Qt Online Doc [doc.qt.nokia.com] here
    I think that’s what you want.



  • For windows, you probably want to use a 3rd party install manager like InnoSetup, Install Shield or the like.



  • [quote author="Andre" date="1305796849"]For windows, you probably want to use a 3rd party install manager like InnoSetup, Install Shield or the like. [/quote]

    Lets say, in the near future, I won't use Windows, which mostly likely I won't, is there anyway to deploy them for Windows on my Linux Machine? Eventually I'll be removing Windows for more room for my Linux box, thanks in advance, =).



  • You will fail to create a windows package without an actual windows box to test on.

    For the executable: You will have to setup a complete cross compilation environment for Windows on your Linux box. I doubt it is worth the effort (except for educational purpose). Disk space is so cheap nowadays, that shouldn't be an issue anymore. Oh, and a virtual machine does the job pretty well for just running windows now and then...



  • [quote author="Volker" date="1305801397"]You will fail to create a windows package without an actual windows box to test on.

    For the executable: You will have to setup a complete cross compilation environment for Windows on your Linux box. I doubt it is worth the effort (except for educational purpose). Disk space is so cheap nowadays, that shouldn't be an issue anymore. Oh, and a virtual machine does the job pretty well for just running windows now and then...[/quote]

    Ooooh yeah, thanks, =). I always forget about Virtual Machines, =).



  • hehe :-)
    I just got used to them last year, but that's a good thing to do some quick tests in a clean environment.



  • [quote author="Volker" date="1305802133"]hehe :-)
    I just got used to them last year, but that's a good thing to do some quick tests in a clean environment.[/quote]

    Thank goodness there isn't a pain in the butt long procedure to do to install VM's, heh.. Argue enough with Command Line, =D.


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