Lost newbie - how do I build someone else's project?



  • I've never used Qt before, but I found a nice-looking OCR trainer that built with Qt 4.8:
    http://zdenop.github.io/qt-box-editor/

    I just want to build it and run it. So I downloaded the MacPort and now I have a few apps on my Mac (Yosemite) - Designer, Linguist, Assistant (which doesn't open).

    The project's INSTALL file says to run qmake. Well, the port didn't install anything in a directory that's in the PATH. None of the Qt apps seems to be a project builder app. What do I do?


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    There's no project builder app (unless you are referring to an IDE and in this case it's call Qt Creator)

    To use the qmake provided by macports you should look into /opt/local/

    However, the most straight forward way to use Qt would be to get it using the online installer. That will also provide you with the Qt Creator IDE which will be more friendly to use than the command line.

    You can use MacPort to install tesseract though.

    Hope it helps


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