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Compiling Sailfish SDK from sources

asked 2014-04-03 13:20:41 +0300

Hello,

I was wondering there are any official instructions on how to compile the SDK from its source code? Are the tools in https://github.com/sailfish-sdk/sdk-build-tools ready to be utilized for this?

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answered 2014-04-03 23:53:16 +0300

kaltsi gravatar image

updated 2014-04-04 12:26:39 +0300

The Qt Creator is one part (the IDE) of the SDK. The build tools repository has a set of scripts to build Qt Creator and other parts of the SDK in our SDK production environment and the default paths and values may reflect that.

I'm tweaking the build scripts all the time when something needs fixing or is missing and they are currently under rapid development. Those scripts are there to make our work easier and they are not meant to work everywhere, although they might offer some command line options to support that.

No official full instructions are available or will be available, because the required options/steps might depend on your host system.

Here are some links to Qt Creator documentation giving a general idea what is necessary to build it.

http://doc.qt.digia.com/qtcreator-extending/getting-and-building.html

http://qt-project.org/wiki/Building-Qt-Creator-Packages

Hope this helps!

Also, forgot to add that you can build Qt Creator in Qt Creator if your host has the compiler and necessary Qt4 development headers. Just open the qtcreator.pro in a Qt Creator and build away.

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Thanks, will try these!

locusf ( 2014-04-04 20:05:34 +0300 )edit
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