[Qt-creator] Add a Build for Distribution menu choice to QtCreator

Henry Skoglund fromqt at tungware.se
Mon Apr 7 00:16:32 CEST 2014


well of course it would be nice to support different installs like .msi 
packages, but I was thinking of just doing a simple file copying to a 
"dist-xxx" folder. From there I also think it's best not for QtCreator 
to show any bias for a particular method of distribution like nuget dmg 
rpm pacman etc. Because in many cases just to have all the files needed, 
collected for you in a folder, could save time especially for beginners 
who want do a quick test on another PC without Qt installed.

On Windows and Mac we already have windeployqt and macdeployqt, what I 
meant with this new menu choice in QtCreator was a way to invoke those, 
and for Linux perhaps help a bit more :-)

Rgrds Henry

On 2014-04-06 21:16, Harri Pasanen wrote:
> On 06/04/2014 20:23, Steve Atkins wrote:
>> There are lots of different Windows installers and lots of ways to configure
>> them, and they have different tradeoffs. They also have their own
>> UIs and configuration. Wix is very different to installshield is very
>> different to inno setup.
> For Windows the thing to support would be .msi package creation.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Installer
> For instance cx_Freeze supports this, which allows distribution of
> python programs.
> I don't have an actual need for this at the moment, but doesn't stop me
> for voicing my opinion.
> Regards,
> Harri
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