New to QT development. Help?

Jonathan Riddell jr at
Thu Sep 14 08:18:19 UTC 2017

On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 12:53:25PM -0500, Javier Arias wrote:
> I saw a post about an opportunity to learn and contribute to KDE as I always
> wanted to do something for an open source project, and I'm starting with some
> basic things, but right now I've some questions about the dev environment:
> I have a host machine with Kubuntu 17.04 and a VM guest (virtualbox) with Neon,
> so: can I use QT Creator to remotely build in the VM?
> Is there any alternative besides installing Qt Creator in the VM and code in
> there?
> For now I basically installed openssh on the guest and mounted the folder I
> needed, so I can edit files from the host machine, but obviously can't compile
> anything or properly use the IDE.

This is a list for development of KDE neon, it's unlikely to be a good
place for development /on/ KDE neon.  Try asking on the user forums on or on kde-devel@ mailing list for example.

A VM isn't a great environment for compiling stuff in.  You can just use your host system or you could use a Docker container.


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