Having the sources in place, we can start building the framework. To do that, in addition to a supported compiler, you will need Perl and Python (Version 2.7 or later) installed. For Windows, you will also need Ruby. If you are missing any of the tools, it's a good time to install them. Afterwards, open the command line and change the current working directory to the one containing the Qt source code. Then, issue the following command:
configure -opensource -nomake tests
This will launch a tool that detects whether all the requirements are met and will report any inconsistencies. It will also report the exact configuration of the build. You can customize the build (for example, if you need to enable or disable some features or cross-compile Qt for an embedded platform) by passing additional options to
configure. You can see the available options by running
configure with the
configure reports problems, you will have to fix them...