[Interest] .rcc files and modules

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Tue Jun 30 00:51:25 CEST 2015

On Monday 29 June 2015 17:48:29 Jérôme Godbout wrote:
> "It's automatic when you load the plugin." I assume it would if you compile
> in the resources with the plugin library altogether into the same binary it
> would be that way?

If the resource is compiled into a binary (.so, .dylib, .exe, .dll, final 
application, etc.), the resource is registered when the binary is loaded.

You only need to use QResource if the resource is found on a regular file on 
disk. In that sense, the regular file is like a .zip file.

> We don't use .pro file, we are inside Visual Studio. How do you generate
> the qrc_application.cpp or any equivalent outside of .pro file? Any command
> line that generate this? 


> we probably could integrate that command inside
> MSBuild. That would make the plugin and it's resources altogether. Or use
> Keith suggestion to load the .rcc file associated to the plugin when the
> plugin register.
> I was mostly looking into the *rcc -binary* and load only wanted resources
> with *QResource::registerResource()*.

The output of rcc is a .cpp file that, when linked into a binary, causes the 
resource contents to be loaded when the binary is loaded.

> Sorry I was not clear about the release, it wasn't meant to be about
> freeing the resource memory but more on the deploy the Qml to have dynamic
> part (multiple .rcc files for different application part) to it with the
> resources binary. I want to load an .rcc only if needed, cause we have many
> modules/plugins and not all of them are used for a particular main script.

It's all or nothing: if the plugin is loaded, the resources are loaded and 

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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