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2nd October 2009, 15:39
I am trying to build Marble(version 0.8.0) as a QT Designer plugin. I am using MinGW on Windows XP. My QT libraries (I have tried versions 4.5 and 4.6) were built with both debugging and release libraries. I built marble using the following
cmake -DQTONLY=ON -G "MinGW Makefiles" -DWITH_DESIGNER_PLUGIN=ON ../marble
mingw32-make install

This seemed to work fine, but when I ran designer it complained that the marble plugin uses an incompatible QT library. Doing some research, apparently QT Designer is build as release when you configure QT for debug-and-release, and therefore, plugins should be release as well. Is there a way to make marble build in release mode? This is easy with qmake and .pro files, but Marble uses cmake.

I have also tried building marble against qt libraries configured with release only, and debug only. But this failed when linking libmarblewidget.dll.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

16th October 2009, 13:51
to specify the build type for cmake projects, simply add -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=<buildtype> where buildtype is one of RelWithDebInfo, Release, Debug,... so to build Marble as Release use
mingw32-make install
(be aware that RelWithDebInfo should work too, but increases the size of the executables by a lot.).