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Re: [vox-tech] Qt/C++ libraries question
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Re: [vox-tech] Qt/C++ libraries question

In case anybody cares, the answer to my question is this:

1. rebuild qt itself to support the static library (./configure -static;
make).  this adds a libqt.a where you have the various
libqt.so files.

2. once you have this in place you can just throw -static onto your g++
command line or into your makefile

3. since qt/mac is not the same as qt/x11 (qt/mac speaks directly to aqua)
you have to do the above steps on a mac.  for any other unix a
cross-compile would work.

4. now give your (obviously more bloated because of the static build)
application to your mac buddy.

5. if time/cleverness permits, bundle everything in the correct place
within a directory with a .app extension to bring
the double-clickable mac experience to your application (note: i haven't
figured this one out quite yet, but i'm doing some reading right now).

Thanks to everyone who replied!

On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Matt Holland wrote:

> On Tuesday, November 4, 2003, at 01:22 AM, David Margolis wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I don't know if there are many Qt developers on this list, but this
> > seems
> > like it might be more of a C++/gcc question anyway.
> >
> > I have built a Qt app on my Linux box that _should_ run on Mac OSX.
> > To do
> > this I am supposed to statically link the qt library.
> >
> > 1. I don't know how I am supposed to move/compile/whatever this
> > library.
> Do you have a Mac OS X machine to play around on?  If so, the way to
> get open source libraries (and software in general) is Fink
> (http://fink.sourceforge.net).  Qt versions 2 and 3 are available in
> Fink.
> If you are planning to cross-compile, I know nothing about that.
> > 2. I don't know where to put it or how to call it _statically_ from my
> > app.
> The question isn't how to call the functions, but how to link the
> library.  I think (warning: I could be wrong) that gcc will generally
> tell the linker to use a dynamic library if it is available, and
> otherwise will link a static library.  I'm pretty sure that you can
> pass an option to gcc to change this behavior.
> You might check out http://fink.sourceforge.net/doc/porting/index.php
> for some tips on porting apps to OS X.  It covers some weird little
> details that you should be aware of.
> Good luck!
> Matt
> > Any ideas (or URLs or anything) would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Dave Margolis
> >
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> Matt Holland
> Population Biology Graduate Group
> University of California
> Davis, CA 95616
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