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newbie: Qt 5.7 install issues and other problems
jimb last edited by
So I want to put a GUI on top of my software. I figure Qt might be a good way to go. So I download 5.7 on my Mac running 10.11.13 (El Capitan).
Issue #1: Qt 5.7 is installed where I specified, but in the Application tab in finder, Qt is never installed. I need to grab the Qt icon during the install of Qt Creator and drag it to the dock.
Issue #2: Downloaded Qt 4.8 and found that it is incompatible with my version of MacOS, so it seems I am stuck with 5.7.
Issue #3: Looking for a good book on Qt 5. I can't seem to find one. Amazon has a few books but the reviews don't give me any confidence that they would be good teaching tools. There is online documentation. But I have not found any good explanations of how to use the Qt classes/frameworks. Can someone either point me to a link that can get me started or provide the name of a good book on Qt5 that would help me out?
koahnig last edited by
Hi and welcome to devnet forum
Did you see this page?
In general you will more books on Qt 4 which is the predecessor of Qt 5. For quite no books had been published on Qt since the differences are not really huge. Therefore, also books on Qt 4 are not completely outdated. In most cases only a few adaptations are required when migrating from Qt 4 to Qt 5.
With your Mac OS question I do not know details since I am a Windows user. However, I do not think that there should be general problem there. From where did you download and install Qt 4.8?
Just small note:
Issue #2: Downloaded Qt 4.8 and found that it is incompatible with my version of MacOS
There is always the option to compile the 4.8 version with whatever version of Xcode/compiler you like.
They (also) seem to mention
brew install qt4
Which seems to be a packet manager
Not sure it would make it easier. :)
jimb last edited by
But, Qt5 did introduce QML, which QT4 does not have. So if I do buy a book on Qt4 I will not get any understanding of QML from the book.
Hi You can get a free start with