[Qt-creator] Project organization with multiple targets

Coda Highland chighland at gmail.com
Thu May 23 07:45:40 CEST 2013

On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 9:14 PM, Preet <prismatic.project at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hiya,
> I noticed that when using the BlackBerry Kit with QtCreator (2.7), QtCreator
> will create a bar-descriptor.xml file in my project's root directory. Right
> now I'm building for desktop Linux and a Playbook, but say I end up adding
> more targets, like Android, Ubuntu, Sailfish, etc. It seems like it might be
> a bad idea to add target specific files all in the root directory... its
> messy, and imagine a case where there's a generic 'config.xml' file that
> multiple targets generate or something (or maybe the user has a config.xml
> in their root directory for their own application!)
> I'm guessing what gets created where is plugin/kit specific, but I'd like to
> suggest that platform specific assets get their own folder, or at least be
> user configurable. Maybe something like
> /projectdir/platforms/platform_name/platformasset.stuff or whatever the case
> may be.
> Or maybe the suggested way of doing things is to manage separate platforms
> as separate project files? Like...
> desktop/myapp.pro
> raspi/myapp.pro
> blackberry/myapp.pro
> Regards,
> Preet
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Close! Actually you can use .pri files for the platform-specific parts
and then conditionally include them into the .pro file with the
platform-agnostic parts, based on the selected makespec.

/s/ Adam

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