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.pro files in Qt



  • So I'm learning point cloud library and it has Qt has a dependency so I am now trying to learn Qt. One of the tutorials has me opening .pro(project) files with Qt.

    With the build of PCL that I could get compiled I needed to use Qt 4.8.0 and the only executables I have are assistant, designer and linguist none of those open .pro files. I think what tutorial wants me to do requires a newer version but I am not sure. Here is the link to the tutorial any advice would be appreciated.


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    @spacedrace said in .pro files in QT:

    Here is the link to the tutorial any advice would be appreciated.

    It says:

    Simply open pcl_visualizer.pro with Qt

    Which is wrong, hence the confusion. Qt is a library it doesn't open files, not even .pro files. The person who wrote the tutorial is talking about Qt Creator, which is an IDE used for development. It is based on Qt (meaning it uses Qt) and it's preferred by many for Qt development but it is not the only way, nor is it only for Qt projects. Anyway, download and install Qt Creator (if you don't have it), a debugger and a compiler, also cmake is apparently needed.

    Kind regards.


  • Qt Champions 2017

    @spacedrace said in .pro files in QT:

    Here is the link to the tutorial any advice would be appreciated.

    It says:

    Simply open pcl_visualizer.pro with Qt

    Which is wrong, hence the confusion. Qt is a library it doesn't open files, not even .pro files. The person who wrote the tutorial is talking about Qt Creator, which is an IDE used for development. It is based on Qt (meaning it uses Qt) and it's preferred by many for Qt development but it is not the only way, nor is it only for Qt projects. Anyway, download and install Qt Creator (if you don't have it), a debugger and a compiler, also cmake is apparently needed.

    Kind regards.



  • Ah, thank you so much I've been looking everywhere to try and figure out what was happening. Thought I was going to have to recompile everything with new version.

    Cheers


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