Building C++ program with QT under cygwin

Erich Dollansky
Thu Feb 21 12:04:00 GMT 2008


hce wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 4:41 PM, Brian Dessent <> wrote:
>> hce wrote:
>>  > I actually tried QT 4.3 linux packaget, but could not build it could
>>  > not find cygwin-g++ in makespec directory. The QT seems only support
>>  > minGW on Windows.
>>  Note that a QT you build for Cygwin will be an X11 app, so you'll need
>>  to have an X11 server running in order to use it.  It won't have a
>>  Windows GUI like the MinGW flavor.
> I've tried to build the QT linux package, it could not find X11 event.
> I think I have installed X11, but I did not running X11 server. It is
> too much to using X11 server on window. Can the QT window package be
> compiled under Cygwin alternatively?

you can install X under cygwin together with a small window manager.

You must also install the X sources - or at least the headers - if you 
want to compile any X applications.


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