Eclipse setup to integrate with Qt
I am trying to use Eclipse as my IDE to integrate with Qt5.9.2 both on macOS 10.13 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I have had no luck thus far to achieve the successful creation, building and execution of a QT Application.
Please I am seeking assistance with the specific steps to get the integration working correctly.
Hi and welcome to devnet,
IIRC, there was at some point in time a Qt Eclipse integration plugin. You should try to contact its author to see if there's still something for that.
AFAIK yes there was plugin for eclipse but it's not maintained anymore (for couple of years), and probably will not be. I think you should probably consider to use qtcreator. Actually it is the best option to work with Qt.
@SGaist Thank you for the suggestion, I tried that plugin and it is not working out too good.
The challenge I experienced is the resolution of the #include libraries, and the build system used.
@tomasz3dk I have tried the Qt Creator bundled with Qt5.9.2 and it worked without issues. I was just hoping to use Eclipse since I use it for other development purposes..
Pablo J. Rogina
@tloc as mentioned before, and even with you having tried it, I guess Qt Creator is your best option. And leave Eclipse open as well for your on going development :-)
Given that said, I'd try fully installing Qt (i.e. 5.9.2) to have all the tools/libraries (not just Qt Creator, think about qmake, linguist, Qt Designer, etc) and then trying configuring Eclipse CDT, the newest guide I found is this one, although using MinGW...
Again not sure if it's worth the effort as Qt Creator is a mature IDE
Thanks for the suggestion and the link to the guide.
I see that the benefits of using Qt Creator so far out weights the benefits of the eclipse integration, which at this time is not fully available. I have done a few days worth of searching online before creating this post.
I will play around with trying to get Eclipse CDT to play nicely with Qt when I have a lull in activities.