Thursday, December 24, 2009

Installing Qt 4.6 in OpenSuse 11.2

This is a quick how-to in installing the latest, as of 12/24/2009, Qt framework 4.6 in OpenSuse 11.2.

By the way, Qt is a cross-platform application and UI framework. It can be used to develop web-enabled applications and user interfaces once and deploy them across Windows, Mac, Linux/X11, embedded Linux, Windows CE and Symbian.

Download the binaries from http://qt.nokia.com/. As of this writing, the latest version is 4.6 which comes with a lot of new features especially the multi-touch aware which is pretty much what is expected from latest generation of smartphone applications.

Change to the directory where the file was downloaded, like:
$: cd /home/username/ $: chmod u+x qt-sdk-linux-x86-opensource-2009.05.bin

What we just did was to make the file executable. Finally, install the application by running the following command:
$: ./qt-sdk-linux-x86-opensource-2009.05.bin

See below for screen capture while installing Qt.


Note that Qt SDK needs additional software to work properly, like gcc and related libraries.

~ts