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16th December 2011, 15:16
Question for you experts out there...

My Qt application calls an external c++ application to perform some work and this all works well, but when it comes to deployment, is there an easy way to bundle the two together into one deliverable? I need to run this on both Windows and on a Mac, and if need be can provide both the Qt and the c++ executables, but I'm not sure how to do that short of converting the c++ app to a library and then linking it in...


16th December 2011, 17:32
If you have access to source code of the application that does the work, you can compile it as static library and then compile it into your app.

If not, then you'll have to use some kind of installer (ie NSIS) to bundle them together and deploy on target box.

16th December 2011, 20:51
As a matter of fact I do have access to the code -- that was what I thought I might have to do, so I appreciate the answer...And thanks for the point to NSIS -- I was about to research that aspect as well but that gets me one step closer...