[Interest] Building Qt for Windows, jom/ibjom versus Qt*.vcxproj files (Was: [QTBUG-27554]...)

Niels Dekker (Qt interest) mymailfromqt at xs4all.nl
Thu Oct 18 15:17:19 CEST 2012

Joerg Bornemann wrote:
> You can work-around this issue by using nmake or jom to build Qt instead
> of using the vcxproj files.

I replied:
> Thanks for the suggestion. We currently use the vcxproj files generated
> by configure.exe because it allows us to easily build Qt through
> IncrediBuild (distributed compiling). For the time being, this works
> fine for us, but jom also looks interesting.

Kalinowski Maurice wrote:
> Check the jom package at ftp://ftp.qt.nokia.com/jom/ It also includes ibjom,
> which allows distribution with Incredibuild.

Again, this looks very interesting. Thanks, Maurice. Would there be any 
significant difference between a Qt DLL built with jom and a DLL built 
with the corresponding Qt*.vcxproj file? (I guess not.)

Unfortunately we only have IncrediBuild For Visual Studio. It looks like 
we'd need to buy something like IncrediBuild For Make & Build Tools, 
<http://www.xoreax.com/accelerate-build-tools.htm>, in order to use 
ibjom. So for the time being, I think we'll keep using the Qt*.vcxproj 
files generated by configure.exe.

Kind regards, Niels
Niels Dekker
Scientific programmer at LKEB, Leiden University Medical Center

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