[Qt-creator] QT Creator autotools project plugin NOT in QT Creator 2.4.1 from source
Pedro Silva Vicente
psilvavicente at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 09:38:34 CET 2012
I was able to build it from the git master branch;
QT Creator is looking great.
btw, is there a "stable" branch?
and why not enabling the plugin by default?
also, I think these README instructions need to be revised
mkdir $BUILD_DIRECTORYcd $BUILD_DIRECTORYqmake $SOURCE_DIRECTORY/qtcreator.promake (or mingw32-make or nmake or jom, depending on your platform)this creates the Makefile in the $SOURCE_DIRECTORYI had to build it there and then$ make install INSTALL_ROOT=/<my absolute install path >
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From: eike.ziller at nokia.com
To: psilvavicente at gmail.com
Cc: qt-creator at qt-project.org
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2012 1:45 AM
Subject: Re: [Qt-creator] QT Creator autotools project plugin NOT in QT Creator 2.4.1 from source
On 23 Feb 2012, at 05:46, ext Pedro Silva Vicente wrote:
> Hello everyone
> I built Qt 4.8 and QT Creator 2.4.1 from source , but the QT Creator autotools project described here is not available
That's the documentation snapshot for the upcoming next release of Qt Creator. So it contains documentation for things not available in earlier versions.
The autotools project manager is not part of Qt Creator 2.4.
> I used the sources at
> Qt libraries 4.8.0 for Linux/X11 (228 MB)
> Qt Creator 2.4.1 for Linux/X11 64-bit (82 MB)
> downloaded from
> I tried building the same some weeks ago (another version maybe ? ) and the QT Creator autotools project *was* available
You need to build the current unstable development version of Qt Creator (which will become 2.5), you can get the sources e.g. from gitorious here:
(the link "Download master as .tar.gz), or use git to fetch it.
What the documentation does not explain (I'll prepare a fix for that), is that the autotools project manager is disabled by default, and you need to first enable it:
Help > About Plugins (or Qt Creator > About Plugins on Mac), enable Build Systems > AutotoolsProjectManager, and restart Qt Creator.
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