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Installing Qt
January 23, 2008 08:22PM
I'm trying to load Eclipse (on someone's advice) and so I downloaded Eclipse for C++ development (eclipse-cpp-europa-fall2-win32.zip). Before installing this though, I first installed a Java Runtime Environment. Next (also before Eclipse), I am trying to instlall Qt. Now because the version on the disk is for MinGW, I downloaded "qt-win-opensource-src-4.3.3". I unzipped these files into c:\qt\4.3.3 and then tried to run configure. I get the message

Unable to detect the platform from environment. Use -platform command linearg
nt or set the QMAKESPEC environment variable and run configure again
See the README file for a list of supported operating systems and compilers.

Does anyone know if I am doing this correctly?

Failing this, I will just try loading the Unisa software.

Re: Installing Qt
January 23, 2008 08:27PM
Was I supposed to download and install qt-win-opensource-4.3.3-mingw.exe instead?
Horribly confused!
Re: Installing Qt
January 23, 2008 09:18PM
No - if I remember correctly the Eclipse intergration worked with Qt4.1.1.
QT4.3.3 was necessary for the VS2005 integration.
Re: Installing Qt
January 23, 2008 09:46PM
Shaun wrote:
> I am trying to instlall Qt. Now because the version on the disk is for MinGW

I don't remember this having to change for Eclipse to work - the MinGw part I mean.

I'm considering sticking with QIde as after a week of faffing I'm still no closer to having a decent ide working without any hassles, and on top of that, with all this downloading, I've gone and picked up some mallware called Amvo0.dll, which casues and Win32 C++ program to crash as soon as my mouse comes anywhere near the window.
avatar Re: Installing Qt
January 24, 2008 02:12AM
i think you should let the installer download and install mingw, that's the compiler that's actually going to produce the program executables! (gcc, g++, make and all those dudes are in mingw)
Re: Installing Qt
January 24, 2008 05:29PM
did you follow these steps?


(you need ECLIPSE QT Integration)
Re: Installing Qt
January 24, 2008 10:08PM
I am now at the point where I started installing Qt, got it to (re)download MinGW and install it, then went to Start Menu, ... Qt by Trolltech...(Build debug libraries) and followed the prompts to the point where I am now waiting. About to go make that cuppa! (as suggested). I didn't install it under the specified folder, i.e. \install\mingw folder as specified on the CD. Yet to see what consequences this will have. I hope all this is able to help others get this loaded.
Re: Installing Qt
January 24, 2008 10:16PM
(you need ECLIPSE QT Integration)

Before I start loading Eclipse, do I first load:

Qt Open Source Edition for C++ Developers: Windows Download

and then also load after that:

Qt Eclipse Integration installer for Windows (Win32): Download
Re: Installing Qt
January 24, 2008 10:48PM
Yip - I think that's how I did it.
Re: Installing Qt
January 25, 2008 10:50AM
roger that
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