How to build the Qt 4.8 tech preview with MinGW?
How can I build the Qt 4.8 tech preview with mingw?
The "how-to page":http://developer.qt.nokia.com/wiki/Category:HowTo lists all sorts of static/standalone variations, but I don't see any simple recipe for a plain-vanilla "mingw on windows from qt source" build.
So, I made an empty one: http://developer.qt.nokia.com/wiki/Building_Qt_Desktop_for_Windows_with_MinGW
Can anyone help me figure out the correct steps and flesh out the page?
Anybody? Does it exist somewhere, and I'm just missing it?
- mingw32-make install
Is that you want ?
The following "FAQ":http://developer.qt.nokia.com/faq/answer/how_can_i_set_up_my_environment_for_building_qt_qt_applications_with_mingw lists the necessary steps.
Thanks. I did not see that FAQ.
Is this information correct that Qt requires a very specific patched version of MinGW to build?
If so, why?
The patched version is a version with more support for DirectShow. That is required if you want to build the phonon DirectShow backend.
Other than that we require mingw-gcc 4.4.0 or up.
...and yes we probably need to update the docs ;-)
We have now updated the "FAQ":http://developer.qt.nokia.com/faq/answer/how_can_i_set_up_my_environment_for_building_qt_qt_applications_with_mingw to reflect this.
I'm desperately trying to compile Qt 4.8-beta (from the git repository) on Windows 7 (64bit) with MinGW (gcc version 4.5.2, separate install).
I followed the build instructions found here: http://developer.qt.nokia.com/faq/answer/how_can_i_set_up_my_environment_for_building_qt_qt_applications_with_mingw
The configure.exe step bails out with "project.h:45:25: fatal error: qstringlist.h: No such file or directory".
I found out that compiling from the git repo. does not work. The tarball, however, can be compiled. Why is this?
Do you tried build from "master" branch or from "4.8"?
Just in git repo keep all last changes for branch, and it is not guaranteed that it will build, however tarball have guarantee for build
I tried to build from the "4.8" branch. But the same compile error (see post from 26th July) happens with the checkout of the "4.7.3" branch. That somehow puzzles me...