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From: Jürgen Hunold (hunold_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-08 02:38:28

Hi Alo !

On Thursday 08 December 2005 05:39, Alo Sarv wrote:
> > > Well I have to say I'm a totally incompetent when it comes to QT. And
> > > I can't even begin to test your patches. So could someone else please
> > > do some tests so I can be sure it's not going to cause havoc :-)
> Since my main interest in the topic is building the QT4 free edition
> with MSVC, I did some testing of the jamfiles on win32, both mingw and
> msvc8.0 configurations. Here's my findings and recommended fixes:

Thanks for testing !

> 1. The alias platform_sources-mechanism in corelib/Jamfile (and
> possibly elsewhere as well) doesn't seem to work. On windows, it's
> complaining that io/qprocess_unix.cpp doesn't exist. Commenting out
> the entire linux-version of platform_sources solves the problem.

Yes. I've already fixed this is my current version.

> 2. io/qabstractfileengine.cpp doesn't exist in the qt win32 source
> tarball, so it should probably be moved to linux-specific source
> listing.

Interesting. But it listed in the qmake Include-File corelib/io/io.pri as a
platform independent source.

> 3. In corelib/Jamfile, you'll want to use
> <link>shared:<define>QT_MAKEDLL and <link>shared:<define>QT_DLL (fixes
> mingw-builds on win32). Probably similar change in other places.

Those are probably best put in src/Jamfile as they are likely needed for every
library. I should have known this since they are needed in 3x as well...

> 4. For msvc, we need to copy mkspecs/win32-g++ to mkspecs/win32-msvc.
> So far, qtcore built with this correctly, but maybe we need to make
> some tweaks there later on.

I think this should be handled by specifying the right include-paths depending
on on the toolset. I'll take a look at how to get the current toolset in the

> After this, qtcore technically compiles with both mingw (after
> commenting out the gcc4-specific flags) and msvc, however something
> seems to be broken related to mocing - from what I can see, mocing
> isn't done at all for some reason. There's no error/warning that I can
> find, it just complains about failure to include moc_qbuffer.cpp or
> qtimer.moc...

Right, you've tried a rather old version. Those are files which are moc-only
headers and those are not supported by the current Qt4 toolchain.
I'll have a patch for this issue and an improved set of Jamfiles at home.

If you send me the changes you did (or the whole Jamfiles, I'll use ediff
then ;-)) ), then I can prepare an improved set and post both the Jamfiles
and the needed patches on list for review again.

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as the old list will be shut down on January, 1st.



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