[vbox-dev] 2.0.2 - QT Frontends don't compile on windows: VBoxqt-mt.lib requested, moc not found, ...

nolan de souza nolandsouza at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 02:56:33 GMT 2008

Hi Sebastian,

Thanks for the efforts in checking this out. I've also been been wondering
why this has not been fixed in the build scripts from trunk. Maybe you can
send patches for the fixes. Or I'll try and incorporate what you've said
into patches for configure.vbs etc and send them to everyone. I'm sure it'll
help all of us. I've been building on Visual Studio 2005 thus far but
*without* the QT frontends, since that part of the build hadn't worked for

I have a few questions though:

1. I believe VirtualBox 2.0.2 shipped with QT4 (4.3.3), because I see the
VBoxQtCore4.dll and VBoxQtGui4.dll files present and do not see any QT3

2. So, a question for the owners... Is building with QT3 required at all?

3. I am wondering if I maybe looking at the right code. I've picked the
latest from trunk, does this contain all the merges from the 2.0.2 release

4. If not, then what's the maintenance branch for latest VirtualBox 2.0.2?

- Nolan.

On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 4:15 PM, S. Brandt <sbrandt at gmx.de> wrote:

> Klaus Espenlaub <Klaus.Espenlaub at ...> writes:
> >
> > Just as a note from the developers: we're aware that it's relatively
> > hard to get off the ground especially on windows. The cause for this is
> > the limited resources we can spend on making VirtualBox easy to build on
> > this platform - that's also the cause of the small inconsistencies which
> > slip in and usually remain undetected for quite some time as so few
> > people build VirtualBox OSE on windows.
> Mh ... OK ...
> maybe it would be an idea to drop the configure.vbs for the moment, and
> write a
> guide how to manually adjust the Config.kmk / AutoConfig.kmk instead. This
> could
> probably be updated based on the changes made to the linux
> compilation/configuring setup.
> At least for me, having a guide that explains what to do manually beats an
> outdated configure-script any time ...
> Well, let's see. I'll probably go on trying to compile the stuff on win32,
> so,
> if you need some feedback, I can try ...
> Yours,
> Sebastian
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