[Interest] Qt.conf and desktop application

Jérôme Godbout godboutj at amotus.ca
Wed Jan 16 17:40:30 CET 2019

So how do you specify the Translation and QmlImport path when running locally? I wish I could only add a few lines at the beginning of my C++ but it doesn't seem possible to modify the translation file into a .qrc file. Ok, I guess the qt.conf is only for release overwrite when deploying, but I still have no solution to make this work properly into debug and QtCreator then.

All this seem over complicated for setting a few paths. I don't want to fall into the mess I used to do with a script that set the env and launch the application, this was painful to maintain and no fun at all.

-----Original Message-----
From: Interest <interest-bounces at qt-project.org> On Behalf Of Nikos Chantziaras
Sent: January 16, 2019 11:09 AM
To: interest at qt-project.org
Subject: Re: [Interest] Qt.conf and desktop application

On 16/01/2019 01:12, Jérôme Godbout wrote:
> I’m having some problem while porting an application to Linux Desktop. 
> I’m using a qt.conf to set 2 values
> [Paths]
> Translations=:/i18n
> Qml2Imports=:/
> I don’t do anything else, but I cannot launch my application when I 
> add the Qt.conf (even with only Translations). The platform library 
> cannot be found anymore.
You never use a qt.conf when running locally during development. You only use one for the deployed application package where you bundle the Qt libs.

Your error here is simply due to a missing "Plugins=<path>" entry in the qt.conf. But again, you only do that in the deployed application.

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