[scribus-dev] Building on windows

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Mon Mar 30 09:08:14 UTC 2015

> On 30 Mar 2015, at 10:33, Darius Blaszyk <dhkblaszyk at zeelandnet.nl> wrote:
> JLuc schreef op 30 mrt '15: 
>> Le 30/⁠03/⁠2015 09:34, Darius Blaszyk a écrit : 
>>> Although not high on my priority list, I would like to take on the challenge and try to compile scribus on windows with
>>> mingw-⁠32. I have already all binary libraries used by scribus except from QT5.2. My plan was to build QT on my own
>>> laptop and then copy all the required libraries and header files to a separate library folder known to cmake. However
>>> after a couple of hours building, the build process of QT stops with a "no rule to make target". I must say that I have
>>> very little belief that this route will succeed. My next step will be to install a QT binary and use that.
>>> My question here is, who is already building scribus natively on windows? So far I have only seen suggestions to use
>>> either a virtual box or develop on linux all together. Does this mean that scribus is cross-⁠compiled on linux?
>> I'm surprised that you dont state *what target* is missing a rule to be maked.
>> It could enable to fix the makefile.
>> Very little users have tried to compile scribus on windows
>> but probably many have achieved to compile Qt Libraries on Windows.
>> If all you miss is Qt libraries, then you'll get help
>> searching for specific help on making Qt libraries.
>> I advise to use Qt5.4 since Qt5.2 is now old and buged.
> Sorry for not specifying the make error, but I was referring to a previous attempt I did several weeks ago so I don't remember what the exact error was. For now I am working on it every now and then in my spare time, after May I will have more time to dedicate to get scribus building properly on windows. As for the QT version I will switch to QT5.4 and try out QT creator as proposed.

I don't think Qt Creator will help with building Qt. Why not just download the library directly?


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