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SDK on Windows 7 x64

asked 2015-10-26 17:55:21 +0300

Joerg gravatar image

Hi everyone!

I have installed the SDK using https://sailfishos.org/develop/sdk-overview/develop-installation-article/ on a Windows 7 x64 (German) machine. While QtCreator is running and I can create myfirstapp. I have problems compiling and running the application:

  • in myfirstapp.qml: ApplicationWindow is underlined and says "Could not resolve the prototype 'Window' of 'ApplicationWindow' (M301)."
  • I can not run the SDK VM ("No virtual machine with the name "MerSDK" found ...')
  • I can not run the Emulator VM ('No virtual machine with the name "SailfishOS Emulator" found ...')

I installed:

  • VirtualBox 4.3.32r10443 (as Administrator)
  • Visual C++ 2010 redistributable for x86 (as Administrator)
  • SailfishOSSDK-Beta-1510-Qt5-windows-offline.exe (as regular user)

I pretty much only clicked through the setup. So

  • VirtualBox is in C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox
  • SailfishSDK in C:\SailfishOS

If I check with VirtualBox Manager it has the two VMs

  • MerSDK in C:\SailfishOS\mersdk\MerSDK
  • SailfishOS Emulator in C:\SailfishOS\emulator\SailfishOS Emulator

What can I do to make the IDE find it's files?

Thanks, Jörg

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answered 2015-10-26 21:26:33 +0300

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The SDK tries to launch VBoxManage in order to start a VM. This seems to fail in Your case. It might be enough to set the environment variable VBOX_INSTALL_PATH or VBOX_MSI_INSTALL_PATH accordingly. Here is a link to the code that resolves the VBoxManage binary (line 70-87).

You can check, whether virtualbox works from command line by typing C:\PATH_TO_VBOX\VBoxManage list vms. I don't think, that You have to re-install vbox as local user.

Good luck.

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Thank you! This solves the problem.

I'm not sure if VirtualBox really needs to be installed as Administrator. My actual problem was, that the VBOX_MSI_INSTALL_PATH was written to the system profile. That is only updated for regular users after a reboot. So actually rebooting solved my problem.

Maybe if VirtualBox (can be) is installed as user, the problem would not appear. I think, if someone has tried that, she can comment here, so the next one knows.

Thanks again, for your help.

Joerg ( 2015-10-26 22:12:44 +0300 )edit
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