[Qt-creator] Set up kits on the fly from Profile item in Qbs

Richard Weickelt richard at weickelt.de
Mon Aug 12 11:32:24 CEST 2019

I am using Conan to manage project dependencies in a complex project (bare metal, not Qt). 
I let it generate a qbs file containing a Profile item with all necessary module configurations. My top-level project file references that generated file to make use of it. That way I can manage *every* library dependency of my project, including toolchains via Conan. It works very well on command line across all operating systems and leads to an amazing efficiency boost when developing projects in heterogeneous environments (distributed team, different host OS, CI system, etc). 

Now I am wondering if there is any possibility to make use of these inherent profiles in QtCreator when opening a project. It looks like I cannot even force a custom profile name in QtCreator's build configuration if I choose "Qbs build step".

Any suggestions?


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