Cross-Compiling Qt Applications from Windows to Mac OS



  • Hello everyone,
    Can anyone tell me how to build .app extension files through Qt Creator-SDK and MingW? GCC Compiler is also installed.

    I have done is

    qmake -spec macx-xcode project_name.pro

    It created supporting files to create .app extension (when opened in Notepad).

    Thanks for the help.


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    You will need a special cross compiler for that, a normal mingw will not work: Apple uses a binary format that differs from the one used on windows.

    The macx-xcode spec expects the mac compiler set up as on a mac, too, so that is unlikely to work with a cross-compiler tool chain on windows.

    I saw a documentation on how to "cross-compile from Linux to Mac":http://devs.openttd.org/~truebrain/compile-farm/apple-darwin9.txt before, maybe that can be used as some form of inspiration for a similar setup on Windows... Note that the process seems to depend heavily on which version of MacOS you want to target.


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