[Interest] QMake and Visual Studios...

BRM bm_witness at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 28 18:49:08 CEST 2012

I'm updating compilers on my virtual machines and just installed VS2012, namely to test to see what needs to be done to support it for my main projects - all Qt based. I have a number of compilers around - from VS6 to VS2010, and want to see if VS2012 is useful enough to add support for.

Any how...I have to keep support for targeting WinXP, and I typically do that through setting all the various variables (_WINNT, etc.) in a QMake PRI script only used in the Windows builds so everything is uniform. This works well for VS2008 and VS2010; however, they tried to drop WinXP/Win2k3 from the support list with VS2012. A work-around is in place to use the multi-targetting support to utilize VS2010 from within VS2012 to build compatible binaries, but the project file has to be setup properly to do so. I typically rely on QMake to generate the project files and don't add them to source control - keeps it simple as only one project file is then maintained - the QMake one. They're suppose to release an update to VS2012 later this year to re-add native support; but I was wondering if there was a way to get QMake to insert the proper text into the VS project file [1] to enable the multi-targeting support automatically. If not, okay I'll just wait.



[1] http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2009/12/08/c-native-multi-targeting.aspx

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