[Qt-creator] CMake builds vs qmake builds
mirzadeh at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 02:37:46 CEST 2012
On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 5:25 PM, Lincoln Ramsay <lincoln.ramsay at nokia.com>wrote:
> On 04/20/2012 10:19 AM, ext Coda Highland wrote:
> >> Traditionally, qmake was much better at this than it is now. Or at least
> >> it seemed to be.
> > It's purely an issue of SEEMING to be. In-tree builds do work for a
> > good number of projects, but you start bumping into problems -- for
> > example, switching between debug and release and getting the object
> > files mixed up. Shadow builds are safer in general.
> This whole discussion is about shadow builds :)
> There's a very real limitation in qmake though where the number of
> slashes in the source and builds trees must be the same or some things
> Creator tries to enforce this by making shadow builds sit next to the
> source tree.
> Some of us don't care (or aren't hit by) these qmake limitations and
> want to put the build tree inside the source tree. Not an in-source
> build, but a shadow build where the build directory lives under the
> source tree.
> Creator has always warned about this but Diego claims it has stopped him
> from doing this.
> huh! This has also never been a problem for me!
> Lincoln Ramsay - Senior Software Engineer
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