PDA

View Full Version : light weight compilers




wmmk
Jan 13, 2007, 04:41 PM
can I use anything other than apple's xcode to be able to compile and install qt from terminal? It currently tells me I don't have make in my directory, which I've heard is just it saying it needs dev tools. I simply don't want to hog my MBP's HDD with stuff I probably wouldn't use more than once. What should I do?
Thanks, wmmk



Sayer
Jan 13, 2007, 05:19 PM
The Dev Tools include make, gcc et al which Xcode uses. You kinda need all that stuff to build software on the command-line no matter what.

If you don't want to build via Terminal look for a pre-built binary.

Qt isn't obscure, so there should be options available.

And if you want to port Qt linux apps, you won't use dev tools only once. Not sure what you think you are doing, but there isn't an i-App for making software.

Eraserhead
Jan 13, 2007, 05:24 PM
can I use anything other than apple's xcode to be able to compile and install qt from terminal? It currently tells me I don't have make in my directory, which I've heard is just it saying it needs dev tools. I simply don't want to hog my MBP's HDD with stuff I probably wouldn't use more than once. What should I do?
Thanks, wmmk

You can do a custom install of XCode, missing out most of the bits, shout me down if I'm wrong but this set should do it.
66154

wmmk
Jan 13, 2007, 05:54 PM
You can do a custom install of XCode, missing out most of the bits, shout me down if I'm wrong but this set should do it.
66154

do I absolutely need dev tools, or is gcc enough?
EDIT: meh, no biggie. dev tools is just 20 megs or so. that's only 4 DNGs:D

wmmk
Jan 13, 2007, 06:02 PM
The Dev Tools include make, gcc et al which Xcode uses. You kinda need all that stuff to build software on the command-line no matter what.

If you don't want to build via Terminal look for a pre-built binary.

Qt isn't obscure, so there should be options available.

And if you want to port Qt linux apps, you won't use dev tools only once. Not sure what you think you are doing, but there isn't an i-App for making software.

um, ok. I have no problem with the terminal. just because I don't know everything about programming doesn't mean I'm an idiot with anything that has to do with computers. anyway, I only really had one app in mind, but whatever.
Eraserhead Thanks so much for the helpful response!:)