Building Qt applications is greatly simplified by the use of a build tool. Three options are open to us: We can use the
qmake tool supplied with Qt, we can use a third-party build tool, or we can use an integrated development environment (IDE).
qmake tool generates a platform-specific makefile from a platform-neutral
.pro file. The tool has the necessary logic to invoke Qt’s code-generating tools (
rcc) built-in. We have used
qmake for all the examples in the book, in most cases using relatively simple
.pro files. In fact,
qmake provides a rich range of features including the ability to create makefiles that recursively invoke other makefiles and to switch ...