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Changing the tool chain from Microsoft's compiler to MinGW
Back in the beginning of the year I started working on my first QML application and then stepped away from it after about two months. I am now returning to it...
Originally I lived with the fact that I developed/debug the C++ side in Visual Studio 2008 and simply write the QML in Qt Creator. Now that I am returning to it, I would like to try to do everything in in Qt Creator.
In the build settings of the project, when I click on the Tool Chain's <Manage> button, there are a few MinGW options, one of them being "MinGW runtime (Provided with Qt Creator)", but selecting it and pressing either <OK> or <Apply> seems to have no effect.
What do I need to do to change the tool chain from microsoft ot mingw?
Do you just use the MinGW toolchain or, using Qt(build with MinGW) ?
I have not installed MinGW independently of Qt. I am assuming it was installed with Qt Creator. Is this not the case?
[quote author="scarleton" date="1306892721"]I have not installed MinGW independently of Qt. I am assuming it was installed with Qt Creator. Is this not the case?[/quote]
Sorry, i can't catch you. Hum, do you mean you just had your Qt Creator installed ? And you didn't install any Qt version ?
And how about your code ? It's pure C++ or Qt C++ ? It's determine what kind of tool chain you should use.:)
Ok, more cylinders are starting to fire now...
I installed qt-win-opensource-4.7.3-vs2008.exe and have compiled it with vs2008. I guess I need to install the MinGW version and compile it with MinGW, correct?
Yes. After you install the MinGW version, you can select it :)
giesbert last edited by
I suggest using the Qt SDK online installer.
then you can select, which version to install and also get other parts (new, other compilers) later easily...
sigrid last edited by
The following "FAQ":http://developer.qt.nokia.com/faq/answer/how_can_i_set_up_my_environment_for_building_qt_qt_applications_with_mingw describes where you can get MinGW and how to build Qt with it.