[Interest] My experience porting to Qt5 (on OS X)

Daniel Price daniel.price at fxhome.com
Thu Sep 13 16:41:07 CEST 2012

What are the issues with Apples version of Clang?

The biggest problem I have with Qt + clang on the mac is the dismal debugging. I can't get LLDB to work with Creator and Apple's ancient GDB is worse than useless.

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From: interest-bounces+daniel.price=fxhome.com at qt-project.org [mailto:interest-bounces+daniel.price=fxhome.com at qt-project.org] On Behalf Of Stephen Chu
Sent: 13 September 2012 13:37
To: Till Oliver Knoll
Cc: Qt Project
Subject: Re: [Interest] My experience porting to Qt5 (on OS X)

Well. This thread is getting a bit OT. Let me bring it back a little. :)

My experience with Qt 5 with Mac is generally good. The only major issues for me right now is the window title focus bug and detached dock widget can't be reattached. I have to changed the app behavior to work around the later but can't do anything about the former.


The only issue in writing the code is Creator doesn't recognize that I am using libc++ and still looks for header in GCC locations. But that's not Qt 5 itself.

BTW. If anyone wants to use C++11 features with Qt 5 Mac, I strongly recommend installing Clang 3.1 via MacPorts. It doesn't have any of the odd restriction as Apple's (can't use libc++ with 10.6). It's more inline with official clang version/features. And it still support most if not all Apple-ism.
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