[Qt-creator] Shadow-Build

Orgad Shaneh orgads at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 12:54:26 CET 2012

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 1:46 PM, Tobias Hunger <tobias.hunger at digia.com>wrote:

> On 12.11.2012 08:29, Michael Klank wrote:
> > Is there a way to disable “Shadow-Build” by default? If this is not
> > possible, is it doable via plugin? I already have plugin which takes
> > care of a loaded/changed project. If I can control the Shadow-Build
> > option from there, it would be nice. Can anyone point me in the right
> > direction?
> Hi Michael!
> Just change the build directory to point to your source directory.
> Do you think we should introduce a UI for this again? I really would
> like to discourage in-source building as much as possible as it does
> cause all kind of really hard to pinpoint issues when switching between
> configurations.
> Best Regards,
> Tobias
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I find it useful too. I use OBJECTS_DIR and DESTDIR for separating builds,
so I don't need shadow building (only Makefiles are created in the source
dir). You can leave the default on shadow build, but allow overriding it.

- Orgad
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