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qtbindings ---------- This project provides bindings that allow the QT Gui toolkit to be used from the Ruby Programming language. Overall it is a repackaging of a subset of the KDE bindings ruby and smoke systems into a format that lends itself well to packaging into a Ruby gem. Goals ----- 1. To make it easy to install a Qt binding for Ruby on all platforms using RubyGems 2. To maintain an up-to-date binary gem for Windows that is bundled with the latest version of Qt from http://qt.nokia.com 3. To reduce the scope and maintenance of the bindings to only bind to the libraries provided by the Qt SDK. 4. To increase compatibility with non-linux platforms Tested Environments -------------------- Mac OSX 10.6.4 (Snow Leopard) XCode 3.2.3 Macports 1.9.1 qt4-mac 4.6.3 Cmake 2.8.2 Windows XP SP3 QT SDK 4.6.3 Cmake 2.8.2 Ruby 1.8.7p299 installed from rubyinstaller.org Ubuntu Linux 10.4 QT SDK 4.6.3 Cmake 2.8.2 Compiling --------- Compiling qtbindings requires the following prerequisites: 1. cmake 2.6.3+ installed and in your path 2. QT 4.6.x installed and in your path 3. Ruby installed and in your path 4. gcc 4.x Additionally: all of the operating system prequisites for compiling, window system development, opengl, etc must be installed. Operating Systems Notes: Debian Linux ------------ 1. The following should get you the packages you need: sudo aptitude install build-essential bison openssl libreadline5 libreadline-dev curl git-core zlib1g zlib1g-dev libssl-dev vim libsqlite3-0 libsqlite3-dev sqlite3 libreadline5-dev libreadline6-dev libxml2-dev git-core subversion autoconf xorg-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libglu1-mesa-dev Mac OSX Snow Leopard ----------------------- 1. XCode 2. qt4-mac installed from macports - NOTE: For some reason smokegen does not work with the SDK or Cocoa libraries directly from qt.nokia.com - Uninstall these if necessary using: sudo python /Developer/Tools/uninstall_qt.py Windows - Note: Only necessary for debugging (binary gem available) -------- 1. mingw from the Qt SDK in your path: ie C:\Qt\2010.04\mingw\bin Install ------ On linux/MacOSX you must make sure you have all the necessary prerequisites installed or the compile will fail. gem install qtbindings This should always work flawlessly on Windows because everything is nicely packaged into a binary gem. However, the gem is very large ~49MB, so please be patient while gem downloads the file. To get help: Sign up to the kdebindings mailing list at: https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde-bindings You can also file tickets here at github for issues specific to the qtbindings gem. License: This library is released under the LGPL Version 2.1. See COPYING.LIB.txt Disclaimer: Almost all of this code was written by the great guys who work on the KDE bindings project, particurly Arno Rehn and Richard Dale. I hope to increase the adoption and use of the code that they have written.