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Cross Compiling Qt

Jul 02, 2010, 18:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Johan Thelin)

"On of the great aspects of Qt is that it is cross platform. Not only across desktops, but also across devices. The Qt make tool, qmake, can be configured to cross compile for different architectures using different compilers and different settings. How to do all this is reasonably straight forward, but you need to know how to get started.

"When you've downloaded and extracted Qt you find yourself facing a configure script with loads of options. Trying to get control of them all can feel overwhelming the first time, so it is good to know what is about to happen.

"When you run configure, the build tool, qmake, is built, containing the configuration. This has the implication that you can have multiple qmake binaries for different build targets. QMake is then used to build Qt for the target."

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