[Qbs] Fwd: qbs run --dry-run not working ?

Heiko Nardmann heiko.nardmann at itechnical.de
Fri Dec 15 14:33:08 CET 2017

How about accessing the QBS API DLL from within Typescript?

I must admit that I have no idea wrt. the capabilities of Typescript.
Maybe you need some wrapper DLL between Typescript and the QBS C++ DLL?

/Kind regards,/


Am 15.12.2017 um 13:55 schrieb Damien Courtois:
> Yes I have seen his reply and took the time to check the Qbs
> repository, but that's not what I'm trying to do. What I'm trying to
> do is basically what Qt Creator is doing with CMake.
> To elaborate further: I don't want to generate a solution/whatever and
> then open this solution/whatever with my IDE. I just want to use the
> Qbs command line tool to build, clean and debug a Qbs project, without
> resorting to (e.g. generate) non-qbs-native files.
> And it's pretty much doable, but like with CMake before its server
> mode, it relies on a lot of parsing Qbs command line tool outputs, and
> this is not very reliable nor future proof, thus the idea of a clear
> query command in the command line tool :)
> I hope it's a bit clearer :)
> 2017-12-15 12:12 GMT+01:00 Christian Kandeler
> <christian.kandeler at qt.io <mailto:christian.kandeler at qt.io>>:
>     On Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:41:04 +0100
>     Damien Courtois <damien.courtois at gmail.com
>     <mailto:damien.courtois at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>     > From: Damien Courtois <damien.courtois at gmail.com
>     <mailto:damien.courtois at gmail.com>>
>     > Date: 2017-12-15 11:39 GMT+01:00
>     > Subject: Re: [Qbs] qbs run --dry-run not working ?
>     > To: Christian Kandeler <christian.kandeler at qt.io
>     <mailto:christian.kandeler at qt.io>>
>     > Cc: "qbs at qt-project.org <mailto:qbs at qt-project.org>\"
>     <qbs at qt-project.org <mailto:qbs at qt-project.org>>"@qt-project.org
>     <http://qt-project.org>
>     >
>     >
>     > The IDE is VSCode. And since extensions are typescript modules,
>     I can only
>     > use the Qbs command line tool.
>     >
>     > I understand that the command line tool was not designed for
>     being used
>     > like this, but I think that if it provided a command to query
>     informations
>     > about a project, it would really ease integration into a lot of
>     tools. Take
>     > the example of CMake: it's integrated in Qt Creator, and now
>     even in Visual
>     > Studio 2017. This integration was possible by parsing the output
>     of CMake,
>     > and since the server mode, it became even easier (well, at least
>     now it's
>     > standardized. I still don't understand why they had to create
>     the whole
>     > server mode / handshake / whatever mess instead of just
>     outputting things
>     > directly, but anyways :p)
>     >
>     > Is this something you would consider ? And if this is not your
>     priority
>     > (which I would totally understand) are you accepting contributions ?
>     Have you seen Jake's reply about project generators? It may well
>     be that qbs producing native project files is the better
>     alternative here. I'm not too knowledgeable about either our
>     generator stuff or about VSCode, so I suggest you discuss your
>     requirements with him.
>     If it turns out that that's not the right approach, we can come
>     back to the command line tool.
>     Christian

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