[QBS] Questions about QBS best practices
mapron at yandex.ru
Thu Jun 13 15:12:05 CEST 2013
Greetings, i have some questions about how to use QBS correctly in large
First, i describe my use cases and how i've solved problems.
We have a couple of projects, with some intersections between them.
Some projects written in Pascal, few in C and most in C++ (with Qt
We have pascal project that compiles in activeX component, which then
have a Dumpcpp-codegen. (included in some libraries).
We have come C++ static libraries, that depends on components with
Also we have dependencies on C++ libraries such as Boost, Loki, QWT,
which is placed differently on every developer machine (not so good
system integration, even disk drives with repositories and their paths
How did all that crap worked before?
-Visual studio builds: *.user files, where all inc, lib path were placed
plus destination directory.
-Qmake builds: custom .pri file(s) with QMAKE_LIBS, DESTDIR and
How did i tried solve with QBS?
I had created modules : one lib module (e.g. boost) for each lib
dependency. All path became properties of module. Then i created config
variables (about dozen) for all these settings, which are updating with
win batch file (developer creates copy of *.dist instance in SVN).
So, after that manipulations all seems to work, but... when i started to
test Qt Creator, I've notived that there no way to build with custom
profile. Furthermore, there no way to set my own settings in generated
profiles - they all refreshed before each build (is it a bug? i belive
Main question: what is a correct way to setup all that absolute paths
dependencies on each developer machine?
Sub-question: if i use configure probes (they are still unstable, aren't
they?), saved configuration will stored with project, or in global
configuration? Won't that config be lost (in QtC generated profiles)?
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