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    Hello everyone,

    What IDE do you recommend when writing Qt4 applications?

    I am new to Qt, and together with my colleagues at work, are starting to work on a project that involves the use of Qt. The project involves GUIs, database connections, audio/video playback etc. We want to have a certain degree of standardization in our work and for that we would like to know, in this case, how should we handle code writing, makefiles and project building. I have tried to design the GUI using the Designer, then write the code for the desired functionality using a text editor (Kate) after which go to the console and make and build the executable.
    I saw that Eclipse has plug-ins for Qt but for some reason it worked unstable and very slow. On the other had I have tried KDevelop but it seems the last version does not work with Qt4.3.3. Any suggestions ?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adr1an View Post
    On the other had I have tried KDevelop but it seems the last version does not work with Qt4.3.3.
    It should work. Which version did you try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adr1an View Post
    Hello everyone,

    What IDE do you recommend when writing Qt4 applications?

    I am new to Qt, and together with my colleagues at work, are starting to work on a project that involves the use of Qt. The project involves GUIs, database connections, audio/video playback etc. We want to have a certain degree of standardization in our work and for that we would like to know, in this case, how should we handle code writing, makefiles and project building. I have tried to design the GUI using the Designer, then write the code for the desired functionality using a text editor (Kate) after which go to the console and make and build the executable.
    I saw that Eclipse has plug-ins for Qt but for some reason it worked unstable and very slow. On the other had I have tried KDevelop but it seems the last version does not work with Qt4.3.3. Any suggestions ?

    Thank you in advance.
    If you are familiar with maintaining project files by hand, then I would recommend (as a somewhat biased individual) that you try HaiQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adr1an View Post
    On the other had I have tried KDevelop but it seems the last version does not work with Qt4.3.3. Any suggestions ?
    I use KDevelop 3.5.0 with Qt 4.3.1 every day since the release. It does have some problems (like understanding complex QMake conditions), but since you're new to Qt, it should not be a problem. Make sure you start with "Qt4 application" template, not "Qt3".

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    Ok, I will install KDevelop 3.5.0 and use it with Qt4.3.3 (which I have installed). Do you know any tutorials for working with Qt from KDevelop? Thank you for your quick answers.

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    What about QDevelop. Is it a good solution?

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    I bumped into another problem. I have downloaded KDevelop 3.5.0 from here: http://www.kdevelop.org/index.html?f...ml&set_lang=ro

    I have followed the installation steps. First I run:

    ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/kdevelop.3.5.0 --enable-debug=full --with-qt-dir=/usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.3.3 --with-qt-includes=/usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.3.3/include

    I run the line and I get:
    checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.3 and < 4.0) (library qt-mt) not found. Please check your installation!

    I try to run: ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/kdevelop.3.5.0 --enable-debug=full
    and still get the same error .
    I want to mention that --with-qt options are optional. Any solutions?
    I am using CentOS 4.5 which has installed "kdevelop.x86_64 9:3.1.1-2". I was planning for a separate instalation for 3.5.0.

    Please help.

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    Default Re: Which IDE do you recommend for Qt4?

    Quote Originally Posted by adr1an View Post
    I run the line and I get:
    checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.3 and < 4.0) (library qt-mt) not found. Please check your installation!
    KDevelop itself uses Qt3 libraries, so you shouldn't point it to your Qt4 installation at this stage.

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    Just a humble opinion

    I'm using Qt4 on OSX. Only QDevelop compiles OK; With HaiQ, edyuk I always get compile errors; Monkey studio compiles from time to time but I hate Monkey icon and splash screen - somebody should do some serious graphical design for them because project is most promising.

    As for KDevelop ... fantastic tool for Linux but OSX ....

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    Default Re: Which IDE do you recommend for Qt4?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpotocnik View Post
    With HaiQ, edyuk I always get compile errors
    Maybe if you reported them we'd have a chance to solve them
    Current Qt projects : QCodeEdit, RotiDeCode

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    Default Re: Which IDE do you recommend for Qt4?

    Maybe you should use a real IDE, like Eclipse, or even XCode, if you can make it work with Qt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpotocnik View Post
    With HaiQ, edyuk I always get compile errors;
    We'd be happy to help you get HaiQ working on OSX. No reason that it shouldn't be an easy fix... Visit the group and download latest svn:

    http://groups.google.com/group/haiq

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    Default Re: Which IDE do you recommend for Qt4?

    On Windows I use MS VS C++ 2003

    On Linux I prefer KATE.

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