QtCreator on Vista

  • http://doc.qt.io/qtcreator/creator-os-supported-platforms.html
    Qt Creator does not support Vista. That said, had anybody manage to get it running on Vista? I am getting "could not find or load the qt platform plugin windows" if I run v4.2.1 , it is probably because of shipped DLLs require W7 but I have not too much clue.

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    @_PIB You could try to build QtCreator on Vista.

  • @jsulm can I do it without compiling Qt, using distributed binaries?

    https://github.com/qtproject/qt-creator - following this manual now. Running qmake qt-creator.pro && mingw32-make gives me:
    Project ERROR: Unknown module(s) in QT: core core-private network script gui xml

    Something is terribly wrong.

  • Same problem with bundled examples: I cannot qmake them because qmake does not know a single module. What's going on?

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    What exact version of Qt are you using to compile Qt Creator ?

    On an unrelated note, Windows Vista has reached EOL in april this year.

  • @SGaist QT5.8.0 with bundled MinGW.
    I mean, I enter some random bundled QT example folder like "chip" and I cannot qmake it because qmake does not know any modules.

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    Might be unrelated but where did you install Qt ?

  • @SGaist no spaces in path. :D

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    Can you build a default application from Qt Creator ?

  • @SGaist I cannot run QtCreator, that's where it started.

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    What errors are you getting when starting Qt Creator ?

  • @SGaist only one fatal error: "could not find or load the qt platform plugin windows in "" "

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    Can you check the plugin with Dependency Walker ?

  • @SGaist there were missing exports in IEFRAME and SHLWAPI. After updated IE to IE9 there are missing exports in IEFRAME and MFPLAT and missing whole IESHIMS thingy.

  • I will now try to install optional updates because I found out that there might be updates which affect those DLLs.

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